The Business Analysis

was developed by management consultants based on a deep theoretical and practical understanding of the principles of effective leadership and organization.

The purpose is to give a short rough analysis for the leader or the consultant to have a basis from where to plan business improvements.

Reading, understanding, thinking about, and answering these 100 questions will already bring you a lot, as you can better analyze for yourself what are the strong and weak points of your company.

After filling out the test and sending your answers, you will get an immediate graphic answer about ten areas.

Seven of these areas relate directly to the main functions of your business and the other three address areas more personal about yourself which are however influencing your business to a large degree.

You will see your opinion about the strong and weak points of your business, what makes it expand, what prevents its expansion. Take a few minutes and do the test now.

Please, answer the following questions by selecting one of the three options. You will get the results right after the submission.

a)..... Yes, I agree this is true, this is my opinion
b).....something between
c)..... No, this is not the case, this is not my opinion

1.I am achieving my financial goals for my company.
2.I have very good success at finding and hiring capable employees.
3.Little competition exists in our market.
4.I give my credit collection staff a rating of 8 out of 10 or better.
5.In terms of what we deliver to our customers, we are technically the best.
6.I have a regular check on the quality of my product/service.
7.We use surveys when going after new business.
8.I often feel guilty about not spending more time with my family.
9.Owners and managers should give unexpected bonuses to keep employees on their toes instead of having a routine system of bonuses.
10.I believe that people can be helped.
11.There has been a downtrend in our profitability over the past 12 months.
12.Employees often dont understand how their jobs affect others in the company.
13.The on-going needs of our customers are well defined and used for in-creasing sales to them.
14.Customers often complain about errors in their accounts.
15.What we deliver to our customers is normally on time and better than they expected.
16.I use customer complaints as a means to improve the business.
17.We keep a record of new clients and know how effective our promotion is.
18.There are influences outside my business that demand my attention right now.
19.It is only natural for labor and management to be mistrustful of each other.
20.There is something missing in my life.
21.We have cash flow problems that need to be resolved.
22.Newly hired employees in my business are quickly trained and soon functioning well at their jobs.
23.Our promotional materials effectively produce repeat business.
24.I am kept waiting for up-to-date figures on Accounts Receivable.
25.If I had better equipment, I could produce a better product/service for my customers.
26.My staffs know theyre good, I dont need to praise them.
27.We have effective and proven programs for generating new sales.
28.Theres quite a bit of stress in my life.
29.Trying to define and measure the results produced by each employee would be a waste of time.
30.There are other things that I think I should be doing with my company.
31.We have a potential legal situation which could be financially troublesome.
32.I often find myself solving problems that others (managers or employees) should handle.
33.We do not have a regular communication going out to our regular customers.
34.My company has an excellent credit rating-
35.My sales department frequently complains about deliveries.
36.My business has no call for "correction programs."
37.Our company is getting positive exposure from newspaper articles, free publicity, etc.
38.Im concerned about my health at times.
39.Teamwork inhibits creativity.
40.There are some problems in my business for which I have no solutions.
41.The amount of debt that my company is carrying is a problem or a potential problem.
42.I could get more work done each day if I had fewer interruptions.
43.We do special promotions, which are available only to our existing customers.
44.Payroll is always done on time.
45.I havent yet trained anyone to manage and care for the production/service area as well as I do it myself.
46.We keep and use the staff suggestion box (or a similar system).
47.I have at least one employee whose sole job is to develop new business.
48.There are too many accidents/mistakes in my life.
49.A good policy in business would be to cut every corner possible in order to increase profit margins.
50.I intend to find a way to be more effective.
51.The long-term profitability of my company is in an uptrend.
52.Communication within my company flows smoothly and quickly to the right person with no misunderstandings.
53.Our average sale per customer is increasing.
54.Tax payments are usually on the late side.
55.Quality of service tends to collapse when I am away from the area for any extended period of time.
56.Our staff training system is an on-going affair.
57.We dont expect much return from our promotional campaigns.
58.I have one or more physical problems.
59.Most people dont want to work, and do so only because of economic necessity.
60.Im looking for help to improve conditions.
61.My gross sales have expanded for the last two years.
62.I have a reward system for employees who do more than their share.
63.We are losing business because of inadequate follow-up of existing customers.
64.I can lay my hands on all financial statements at short notice.
65.My production staff takes pride in pleasing the customer.
66.I have several people in training at this time to take over positions senior to those they now hold.
67.Generating new business is not an essential part of our sales forecasts.
68.Others have influenced me in making decisions that I later regretted.
69.Expansion isnt always desirable.
70.There is something that I need to change or things will worsen.
71.There is an external factor, which is a threat to the viability of the company.
72.I sometimes wonder how productive some of my employees really are.
73.We have a complete database of past and present customers.
74.I would like to receive the financial reports more quickly.
75.I sometimes cringe and want to hide when my employees are speaking to customers.
76.We get along very nicely without any staff training.
77.Public Relations are an essential part of our marketing.
78.I sometimes experience periods of worry and depression.
79.Most problems between people can be resolved with communication.
80.Most things that claim to help people actually do more harm than good.
81.My company is dependent on additional external funding (debt or equity) for continued survival.
82.I keep graphs of all the key statistics of my company.
83.We have a very loyal and expanding customer base.
84.The fixed assets inventory is complete and up-to-date.
85.There is excellent coordination of finance, supplies, personnel logistics, etc. in my business.
86.We apply the principle of quality control to our entire organization.
87.I keep separate records of new business and repeat business.
88.The rewards of operating my business far outweigh the difficulties.
89.A good leader would not hesitate to sacrifice an individual for the good of the group.
90.There isnt anything someone else could tell me that would help me run my business better.
91.My companys cash position is better than it was a year ago.
92.Overall, morale in my company is very high.
93.50% or more of our business comes from one customer.
94.I know where the money is going before it gets spent.
95.If we did a survey of our customers, at least 90% of them would say that they were satisfied with what we delivered.
96.I have a statistic, which measures the effectiveness of our Quality Control.
97.We get new business from referrals from existing customers.
98.Someone or something else is responsible for the condition my company is in.
99.A good executive would rather earn money than borrow it.
100.I continually look for ways to improve my company and myself.

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