Brightest Idea

Business Comparison Work Sheet

This form helps you compare prospective businesses with your personal objectives, experience and lifestyle. Assign each business a column number. Answer each question along the left-hand side of the form, assigning a rating of 1 to 3 for each question, with 3 being the strongest. Total each column after you've finished. The opportunities with the highest scores are the most suitable for you.


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Rate your experience and background in relation to the business.
Does the business meet your investments goals?
Will the business meet your income goals?
Will the business generate sufficient profits?
Does your family feel comfortable with the business?
Will the business satisfy your sense of status?
Is the business compatible with your people skills?
Is good growth projected for the overall industry of the business?
Is the risk factor acceptable?
Does the business require long hours
Is the business location-sensitive?
Does the business fit your personal goals and objectives?
Does this business fit your professional skills?
Totals

Taken from Start Your Own Business (Entrepreneur Press, $24.95) by Rieva Lesonsky and the staff of Entrepreneur

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This article was originally published in the May 2001 print edition of Entrepreneur with the headline: Brightest Idea.

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