The entrepreneur is the pivot for the success of a business. So, whether it’s a start-up or a mature and thriving concern, it is all about the (wo)man behind the business. Therefore direct insight into characteristics of business owners will increase understanding and create an opportunity to improve. E-Scan helps entrepreneurs to gain insight and an awareness of their strengths, weaknesses and most used thinking styles. And as a result in the end will affect performance positively.
Most other psychometric tests concentrate on leadership or management characteristics. And moreover these tests are mostly developed for large organisations. They analyse whether people will ‘fit-in’ when being recruited or as part of strategic objectives. E-Scan was developed to focus on small business, or entrepreneurial team activity and is closely aligned to the culture and nature of this environment
What will it achieve?
The purpose of E-Scan is to establish the impact an entrepreneur has on its own business success. It is a fundamental element on how to apply E-Scan. This in turn means entrepreneurs can increase their performance. Most probably converting into higher and faster business success.
The most unique aspect to E-Scan is it provides an insight to how the entrepreneur thinks. His thinking correlates to how they react to business issues and opportunities. The overall score is reflected in four key Thinking Styles: Pioneer, Salesperson, Manager and Specialist.
The main benefits of E-Scan and an Entrepreneurial Review:
- An understanding of personal entrepreneurial strengths and weaknesses. This leads to awareness
- Self awareness and plan of action leads to quick and effective focus on behaviour and activity. Meaning empowerment
- Increased desire and determination to build understanding of entrepreneurship and own capability. Resulting into better business performance
Finally, this can turn into self development. But has even greater impact under the guidance of a business coach. For example as part of a development program offered by a specialist training company, business academy or University. In the Netherlands successful programs have been executed by the Dutch Chamber of Commerce.