We are excited to join you on this journey of starting your own business. If you are able to clearly state your reasons for wanting to be an entrepreneur and to clearly envision your goals, you will be much more likely to persevere in building and growing your venture. You may have an idea of what you want your business to be, but clearly specifying your goals and assets will help you see a path to what you consider success for both yourself as an individual and for your business.

To build a successful business, you must start small and dream big. In the journey of entrepreneurship, tenacity of purpose is supreme.
— Aliko Dangote

Motivation Questionnaire

This tool will help you organize your thoughts and resources before you start. Use it to understand your motivations as an entrepreneur and to detail what you already have so that you can hit the ground running! You can either print the slides or make your own online copy to reference later on.




Now, call a friend or family member and talk to them about your motivations for your business. This will help you get feedback from people who know you best — and you’ll start to get comfortable talking about your business! Write down notes from your conversation. Now, set up a time to talk to your business advisor.