Investment Application - Scorecard for Startups

How would you rate your ability to articulate your plans, objectives and commercial goals for your business?*
(1 = Poor, 10 = Excellent)
How would you rate your ability to attract quality talent into your business? Do you have any talent already identified?*
(1 = Poor, 10 = Excellent)
Building a strong management team in your new business is paramount. How would you rate your ability to attract and manage the right management team that will help scale and grow your business?*
(1 = Poor, 10 = Excellent)
When building a new business, designing the right remuneration structure for your team with the right incentives, recognition and rewards is crucial. How would you rate your current ability in achieving this?*
(1 = Poor, 10 = Excellent)
The success of your business will be based on your ability to train and develop your consultant workforce. How would you rate your training and coaching ability to get the best from your consultant workforce?*
(1 = Poor, 10 = Excellent)
How would you rate your competency in managing the financial aspects of a business?*
(1 = Poor, 10 = Excellent)
When building a business, cash flow is king. How would you rate your ability to collect your invoices from your clients?*
(1 = Poor, 10 = Excellent)
Right now, how would you rate your knowledge and understanding of the characteristics of the back-office function required for your new business?*
(1 = Poor, 10 = Excellent)
Creating a brand for your new business is very important. How would you rate your knowledge and ability to build and create a brand for your new venture to impact your specialist area of the market?*
(1 = Poor, 10 = Excellent)
As part of developing a brand the use of social media is becoming increasingly important; how would you rate your use of social media in both developing the brand as well as other business areas such as talent attraction?*
(1 = Poor, 10 = Excellent)
For start-ups, it is usually quite challenging to convince prospective clients that they should be given a chance to supply, often replacing an existing experienced supplier. How would you rate your business development skills in being able to win new clients and develop existing client relationships?*
(1 = Poor, 10 = Excellent)
Having a good contract/perm split is important in a new business. How would you rate your ability to build and manage both a successful permanent and successful contract division?*
(1 = Poor, 10 = Excellent)
When building a business, geographical reach is crucial in scaling the company. How would you rate your ability to build both a national and international presence in your market?*
(1 = Poor, 10 = Excellent)
In a new business, it is important to keep a check on costs. How would rate your ability to keep control and check on costs of your business?*
(1 = Poor, 10 = Excellent)