Types of Businesses Medium/High Low Medium/High Risk to Entrepreneur High Low Medium Business Location Low Medium Medium/High Technology Medium Low High Cost Pressures Medium/High High Medium/High Creative skills High High Medium Selling skills Low Medium High Technical Skills Medium Low High Start-up time Medium Low High Start-up costs Retail Service Mfg. Characteristic
More weight should be given to the first eight questions than the last twelve.
If you answered “yes” to any of these 20 questions, proceed with caution. Consult an accountant or tax lawyer who is familiar with the problems raised by hiring individuals as independent contractors.