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10th Oct 2022

This personality test will tell you what side hustle you should pursue

Jack Peat

It only takes 90 seconds to find out!

Fancy yourself as the next Zuckerberg, Musk, or Sugar? Take this personality test to discover what type of income boosting business or side-hustle you’d be best suited to start-up.

Developed with insights from a leading careers expert, the test reveals what kind of company you have the attributes to start from scratch.

It’s based on personality traits like your ability to cope with stress, your levels of creativity, self-discipline and more.

By answering a series of questions, the tool will reveal whether you’re tailor-made to sell clothing, have what it takes to make a splash in the travel sector, or the key to success in real estate.

Osome, which provides businesses with financial management tools and accountants, teamed up with top career consultant Sarah Berry to develop the business start-up match-maker.

It comes after research of 2,000 adults also commissioned by the business support provider, which found 59 per cent would like to be their own boss.

However, 55 per cent of everyone polled aren’t sure what kind of business they’d be best suited to.

Sarah Berry said: “As the research suggests, lots of us like the idea of running a company someday – perhaps a venture which stems from our own personal interests or passions.

“But as is the case with many goals in life, getting started is often the most challenging step – especially if you don’t really know where to start.

“And that’s where our tool comes in – by answering the questions, participants will be presented with a host of different possible business ideas based on their own personality.”

The study also found 64 per cent of those who dream of starting a company think they have the traits needed to make their goal a success.

The most common – perceived – strengths included organisational skills (28 per cent), being good with money (26 per cent), and being good at admin (25 per cent).

While they believe their weaknesses are creativity (31 per cent), coping with admin (24 per cent), and maths (22 per cent).

And they could be putting this to test soon – on average they hope to begin their venture in around 19 months’ time.

Events planning services, hair and beauty care, and a restaurant or café are the types of enterprise which appeal the most.

Carried out through OnePoll, the study also found while many of those polled like the idea of running a company, 53 per cent admit they know very little about starting a business.

While 57 per cent believe they’d need outside help if heading up a company.

And legal requirements (45 per cent), taxes (38 per cent), and drawing up contracts (35 per cent) are the areas where they feel they need guidance.

However, 52 per cent admit they were not aware third-party services are available to help owners run businesses – providing assistance with things like bookkeeping and accounting services.

Sarah Berry added: “It’s easy to forget that you can actually ask for help when starting up your own business.

“No successful business owner was simply born with all the expertise needed to make their company a hit with customers.

“So while our tool aims to gives you a starting point – a venture to consider – that doesn’t mean the third-party support needed to get a company going has to end there.”

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