‘A sound concept is the be-all and end-all of creation’ that is the mantra after living many founders in the start-up phase. “Gorlitz, 05 March 2012 (jk) the be-all and end-all of creation is a sound concept” is the mantra to live according to the many entrepreneurs in the startup phase. “” Give investors, partners, literature and consultants, that only technical and financial expertise on the success or failure of startups decide the so-called soft skills “play, as the name suggests, given by hard facts” hardly matters. That this assumption from scientific point of view is not tenable, prove the studies by psychologists. If all influences that decide about failure or success of a self-employed career, are set to 100 percent, is”the influence of the personality of 20 to 25 percent, said psychology professor Gunter F. Muller in Psychology” today. This proportion is high enough, that under certain circumstances the failure or survival independent purchasing careers depend on the can.
Since 2003 at the University of Koblenz-Landau Muller and his team deal with the mystery of the ideal personality of the founder. The latest result of their work is a psychological test procedures, the questionnaire for the diagnosis of entrepreneurial potential (F-DUP), that aims to make measurable important entrepreneurial characteristics. The test is used among others by the Federal Agency for work within the framework of the new regulations to the Foundation grant. “For founder must submit also here not only a solid business plan, but also prove that they a talent” bring to independence. But what properties distinguish self-employed? In addition to the above, the F-DUP test power motive power, independence aspirations, resilience, Highschools orientation, risk appetite, enforcement readiness and social adaptability to measure. A high motive power, for example, is then given, if not the recognition or the reward of a performance, but the Job serve as motivation. But the F-DUP test is relevant not only for the founding grant applicants.
“F-DUP questionnaire gives every budding entrepreneur who writes possibility of realistic self-assessment, while he sits on the desk and his business plan, and not until then, if it’s too late”, explains Andreas Schilling, operator of the startup platform and Managing Director of the founder of portal for the unemployed (www.alg-zuschuss.de) and not only when it is too late. It is advisable a necessarily in preparation for founding such test and self-critically to check whether the Foundation project has a fixed personal Foundation.” Andreas Schilling and his team have screened the founder test from the point of view of the applicant and allow establishment willing to answer the questions of the FDUP test in a test run and obtaining an evaluation by an expert.