Entrepreneur tests & development tools for entrepreneur coaches, that have proven to grow their clients personally and professionally.
First of all, in entrepreneur coaching, coaches, advisors, and teachers can’t rely on their gut feeling alone. They need personality assessments and tools to assess and develop entrepreneurs and their businesses. Not only for who are thinking about starting a , but also leaders who can turn an into . The behind the . Therefore, we have developed a test to check if you’re up to be your : E-Scan. Not just an , but a serious test to uncover their , , and .
This online scan gives you – in about 15 minutes – a detailed and accurate entrepreneur self-assessment profile. As a coach, it helps you to have that discussion about your client’s personality traits. Consequently, it makes them think about themselves and their personality profile, which is usually superficially discussed.
For example, did you know that only 72% of small business owners lack an accurate view of their entrepreneurial skills? These owner-managers risk making the wrong decisions based on their wrong self-image. This lack of self-awareness will have devastating consequences for their venture.
Moreover, it improves the relationship with your client, because it is less your view against that of your customer. Furthermore, it will increase their self-awareness and ultimately help them to become a successful entrepreneur.
For instance, one of the many tools of E-Scan is the 360º Feedback.
Thanks to this add-on, the self-image of the entrepreneur will improve. For example, because better self-knowledge ultimately helps your client to build a successful business that survives the future.
If you would like a free personality test to check how entrepreneurial you are, click here to get your free E-Scan now.
The Ph.D. research by Dr. Martijn Driessen at the University of Groningen in the Netherlands led to the Entrepreneur Competence Model. As a result, E-Scan and the additional online tests and tools arose from this scientific research into the entrepreneurial mindset.
From this research and its widespread use in the field of developing entrepreneurship, we design, develop and deliver entrepreneur profiling tools. Consequently, our tests and tools score high on customer satisfaction by both the end-user and their coach, advisor or teacher.
Moreover, research showed that entrepreneurial mindsets and firm performance have significantly improved. Survival rates went up to 89% after 5 years (OECD,2014). However, the average small business success rate after 5 years is around 50% in Europe and the United States of America.
"E-Scan entrepreneurial assessment test is based on scientific research, and more than 1,000,000 people have gained insight into their entrepreneurial mindset profile and growth opportunities."
There are a number of tests for the startup founder and the business owner, but they tend to miss their target. These Cosmopolitan Tests are more about testing the knowledge of doing business. The more important question any entrepreneur coach and their clients should get from these tests is: Should You Be An Entrepreneur? Do you have the right mindset and passion? I have seen many tests, but E-Scan is by far the most complete and reliable entrepreneur mindset test that exists.
Our introduction to the E-Scan had a great impact! Ten years later it still is the basis for our entrepreneur coaching of thousands of small business owners by now. Alongside with Entrepreneur Scan, we discover more and more the impact of their valuable business coaching tools. Coupled with business coaching is thus the basis for a deeper development of entrepreneurship.
Why is E-Scan different from the standard personality tests, like the Myer Briggs Type Indicator or Disc assessment? Despite the quality of these tests, they measure the general career personality or Briggs personality. These tests need additional translation and validation to be useful for entrepreneurial assessment.
E-Scan is different from the more traditional personality tests because it is much more a scan than a test. It is a scan of the entrepreneurial personality put into perspective of the business lifecycle and small business success. It combines psychometric analysis with business theory and practice. The E-Scan is ideally used in combination with a business plan.
With E-Scan and its additional tools, you can put things into perspective for the business owner. Based on his plans for the future, you discuss with the coaching client how his entrepreneur profile fits in with that. What are the strengths and what are the blind spots and pitfalls? That gives even more added value to the relationship with the coaching client.
The business coach, small business advisor, entrepreneur coach, or entrepreneurship teacher uses the E-Scan to help their coachees to develop their entrepreneurial mindset. The most challenging part is to connect the personality of the entrepreneur to what is going on in their business.
For this challenge, the E-Scan Confrontation Tool was developed. In this E-Course, the coachee learns how to connect different strengths and weaknesses as an entrepreneur to the business opportunity and threats of his company. Together with his coach, he determines the right goals and concrete actions for entrepreneurial success.
E-Scan is specifically developed for entrepreneurs and validated under large groups of (aspiring) entrepreneurs regarding their business lifecycle. Furthermore, the emphasis of E-Scan and its additional tools lies in the development of the entrepreneur and his future.
E-Scan takes – on average – about 15 minutes to complete. It gives the small business coach direct insight into the profile of the customer as an entrepreneur. Including the 360 degrees feedback. It adds extra professional value to the relationship with the client. And, not unimportant, an average of 4 extra coaching sessions.
"The E-Scan is a great tool for my own business coaching practice! It is the basis for all my business services; complete, reliable and practically applicable in the personal development of the entrepreneurial mindset of my clients. Value for money." Theo Kropman – Agile Business Coach, profits4u
The basic components of the E-Scan are the entrepreneur test, the 360 degrees feedback, and the E-Platform.
Every E-Scan includes the 360º Feedback for 3 people. Besides discussing the E-Scan results that shed a light on their , it is also insightful to discuss the results of the 360 feedback and the differences between the scores of your client and the 360º Feedback.
The E-Platform is the online environment for further development of your client’s entrepreneurial mindset. For example, setting goals better and quicker with the Smart Goals Wizard.
The E-Scan Confrontation Tool helps you to let your clients connect their entrepreneurial profile to their future challenges. It does that by systematically confronting their strong and weak points intuitively to the opportunities and threats their business will face.
Of course, an aspiring entrepreneur, as well as the traditional firm owner, needs to know a thing or two about digital marketing. Nevertheless, the entrepreneur still needs to possess sales skills. With E-Scan it is possible to generate the Sales Power Analysis report on top of a scan. The Sales Power Analysis report shows you the strengths and weaknesses of your client in the three-phased sales process.
Do you work with teams or several founders in a startup or company? With the E-Scan Team Analysis, you can discover and discuss how well they fit together. Should they continue to work with each other? You can generate the E-Scan Team Analysis with one push of the button. When you have discussed the results individually, it is time to discuss the results with the whole team.
We also offer multiple E-Courses for those who use the E-Scan for their entrepreneurial coaching clients. With these E-Courses including certification, you learn how to become an entrepreneur coach and how to work with E-Scan. Read more about the E-Courses here.
Here you see possible routes for your entrepreneurial coaching with some of the activities and tools mentioned above. Do you want to read more about entrepreneurial competencies and growing an entrepreneurial mindset? Read the eBook The Golden Egg
Teachers, who teach entrepreneurship, can use the Entrepreneurship Competence Framework of EntreComp. Here is how to easily measure and develop entrepreneurial competencies. Or apply for the ready to use lesson plan on how to use the E-Scan to teach students.