Statements will be presented that relate to different approaches to being a small business owner. Please read and pause to reflect on each statement before selecting the best response for you. To help you decide which response to select, we would like to explain what each term means.

- By "Not like me at all," we do not necessarily mean that the statement would never describe you, but that it would be true of you only in rare instances.
- By "Not very much like me," we mean that the statement generally would not be true of you.
- By "Not much like me," we mean that the statement would be true of you about half the time.
- By "Mostly like me," we mean that the statement would generally be true of you.
- By "Very much like me," we do not necessarily mean that the statement would always describe you, but that it would be true of you almost all the time.

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* 1. I know what kind of information is most important to consider when faced with a problem.

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* 2. I think of several ways to solve a problem and choose the best one.

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* 3. I perform best when I feel that I have all the knowledge that I need.

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* 4. I am good at organizing information.

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* 5. I periodically review to help me understand important relationships.

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* 6. I understand how accomplishing a task relates to my goals.

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* 7. I am aware of what strategies I use when engaged in a given task.

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* 8. I challenge my own assumptions about a task before I begin.

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* 9. I stop and reread when I get confused.

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* 10. I find myself automatically using strategies that have worked in the past.

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* 11. I find myself pausing regularly to check my comprehension of the problem or situation at hand.

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* 12. I re-evaluate my assumptions when I get confused.

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* 13. I organize my time to best accomplish my goals.

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* 14. I depend on my intuition to help me formulate strategies.

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* 15. I use different strategies depending on the situation.

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* 16. I find myself analyzing the usefulness of a given strategy while engaged in a given task.

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* 17. I ask myself how well I have accomplished my goals once I have finished.

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* 18. I often define goals for myself.

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* 19. I try to break big problems down into smaller parts.

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* 20. I think a lot about if new information is meaningful and relevant to me.

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* 21. I need to translate new information into my own words to understand it better.

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* 22. When performing a task, I frequently assess my progress against what I want to accomplish.

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* 23. I ask myself if there was an easier way to do things after I finish a task.

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* 24. I ask myself if I have considered all the options when solving a problem.

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* 25. I think about what I really need to accomplish before I begin a task.

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* 26. I ask myself questions about how well I am doing while I am performing a novel task.

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* 27. I consciously focus my attention on important information.

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* 28. I tend to use strategies that have worked for me in the past.

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* 29. I create my own examples to make information more meaningful.

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* 30. I ask myself questions about the task before I begin working on it.

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* 31. I stop and go back over information that is not clear.

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* 32. I set specific goals that I want to accomplish before I begin a task.

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* 33. I think about how others may react to my actions.

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* 34. My “gut” tells me when a given strategy I use will be most effective.

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* 35. I ask myself if I have considered all the options after I solve a problem.

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* 36. I ask myself if I have learned as much as I could have when I finished the task.

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* 37. What is the zip code for your business?

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