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What's Your E.Q.?

Take this test to determine your Entrepreneurial Quotient.

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This story appears in the January 1997 issue of Business Start-Ups magazine.

What does it take to start your own business? While there's no set formula (as some would have you believe), there are personality traits that most successful entrepreneurs share. And studies reveal that early experiences, family background, social skills, values and beliefs all play a part in shaping the entrepreneur.

Test your E.Q. (Entrepreneurial Quotient) with the quiz below. Be honest! Then, read on to learn some "winning moves" from experts and business owners themselves. The test can't predict your success, but it can give you an idea whether you'll have a handicap to overcome or a head start.

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