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1. Four reasons include:
3. Most of the questions are transparent or leading so that a respondent can easily figure out the desired answer. Many questions require dichotomous responses that don't measure the strength of frequency of a trait. Finally, the assessments are culturally and sexually biased.
4. Three advantages include:
5. The Business Assessment Scale should be used before developing
the IPE along with the Beginning to Develop Your Business Plan
and the Monthly Personal and Living Expenses Worksheet to identify
people who are likely to succeed in self-employment; to identify knowledge,
skills, and experience that the consumer needs to acquire before opening
the business; and it identifies people likely to fail even with additional
training. It should be used again after the consumer completes training
and the business plan. At this time, the BAS assesses both the individual
and the business.
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