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Business Self-Diagnostic Test

This free online self-diagnostic test will tell you what parts of the Managing my business program will be the most applicable for you. Using this self-diagnostic test, you will discover the strengths and the areas where you must improve in order to ensure success in your activities. The 29 question survey takes about 5 minutes to complete and focuses on marketing, sales, finance, time management, and human resources management.

*Please note: N/A indicates that the question does not apply to my business.

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Self-diagnostic questionnaire

Marketing


Do you know your value proposition?




Do you have a marketing plan?




Are you getting the maximum return for your advertising investment?




Do you know how to separate yourself from your competitors?




Is your web-presence strong (are you easy to find) and well-reputed?




Sales


Do you have difficulties closing a sale?




Do you know what makes your clients buy?




Do you have difficulty dealing with objections from your clients?




Do you know how to make the most of difficult customers?




Do you know how to turn your clients into salespeople?




Finance


Do you know the tax obligations as they apply to your type of business?




Do you understand the differences between source deductions, taxes payable and employer contributions?




Are you able to account for your production and/or cost prices?




Are you hesitant to determine your sales prices?




Do you think you have sufficient working capital/operating funds?




Are you able to make budget estimates?




Do you know your performance indicators?




Are you able to analyse your business numbers (financial ratios, operating margins…)?




Time Management


Have you ever felt that you were running in circles and the work keeps piling up?




Do you have an efficient time management routine?




Are you being constantly interrupted during your work day?




Can you tell the difference between important and urgent?




Are you able to prioritize effectively?




Human Resources Management


Do you have a job description for the positions you are looking to hire?




Do you have a new employee welcome package and process?




Are you familiar with human resources planning?




Do you have high employee turnover?




Do you believe that your employees are giving 100% for the success of the business?




Do you believe that team building and team work are important for you?