CORPORATE OWNERSHIP & CONTROL
The entrepreneurship issue has been widely broadcasted among both academic and business
environment by means of publications, practical cases and examples from entrepreneurs who are well
succeeded in their business career. Small companies are considered to be one of the main agents of
development and economic growth of a country. Considering this scenario, the present research aims to build an instrument to identify which are the main factors that form the entrepreneur’s profile. In order to achieve that objective, 965 questionnaires were collected. Accord the EPP- Entrepreneur Potential Profile is composed by eight factors: strategic competence, risk, innovation, formal planning, relationship, analytical thinking, dedication and challenge. Through Structural Equation Modeling, it was verified that the EPP (Entrepreneur Potential Profile) could explain for 25% of the performance in a small business.