Discussion: Am I an Entrepreneur?

General Discussion Instructions

You are required to post to this discussion THREE TIMES, on THREE DIFFERENT DAYS. Please refer to the Discussion Grading Rubric for details regarding how your performance will be assessed. NOTE: Please be certain to read the entire discussion assignment since in some cases there is more than one question you need to discuss, respond to, or address. Be sure that you have answered the entire question!

Post 1: Initial Post

This posting should be a minimum of one short paragraph and a maximum of two paragraphs. Word totals for this post should be in the 100–200-word range. Whether you agree or disagree, explain why with supporting evidence and concepts from the readings or a related experience. Include a reference, link, or citation when appropriate.

Preparation

Download and complete the “Entrepreneurial Self-Assessment Survey” that your instructor has provided (You can download the .docx file for the Entrepreneurial Self-Assessment Survey here). When completing this survey, remember that there is no right or wrong answer, and you should be as honest in your responses as possible. Once you have completed the survey, score your results using the scale found on the last page of the survey. You will need your score in order to complete the discussion assignment.

Once you have completed and scored your Entrepreneurial Self-Assessment Survey, when making your initial post, begin your post with something like this: “I scored 44 and self-employment may not be an appropriate career for me.”

For Discussion

  1. Were you surprised by the results of your self-assessment? In other words, did you regard yourself as more or less of an entrepreneur than the survey indicated?
  2. Of the entrepreneur characteristics measured in this assessment, which do you believe is the most important and why?
  3. What do you believe the outcome would be if someone took this assessment and scored very low, but ignored the results and opened a business anyway?

Posts 2 and 3: Respond to Classmates’ Posts

Instructions

After you have created your initial post, look over the discussion posts of your classmates and give at least two thoughtful responses to two different classmates (one per classmate) as outlined in the Discussion Grading Rubric.

A response posting should be a minimum of one short paragraph. Word totals for these posts should be in the 75–100-word range. Whether you agree or disagree, explain why with supporting evidence and concepts from the readings or a related experience. Include a reference, link, or citation when appropriate. The goal of your response posts is to extend discussions already taking place or pose new possibilities or opinions not previously voiced. Your goal should be to motivate the group discussion and present a creative approach to the topic.