Skilled Now
Small Business Owner

Today’s business environment is a complex place to be, regardless of business size, type, or location. As a new business owner, they need to keep the big picture in mind, keep an eye on the future, stay abreast of the competition, and be grounded in day-to-day realities. At the same time, even as a brick-and-mortar company or home-based business, they must have an Internet presence. And, they must do it right. Not only do they need to attract customers to buy their products and services, they need to attract stakeholders and financial partners to raise capital and thrive. They also need to know what kind of business owner they are, have a candid view of their strengths and weaknesses, and know when its time to hire experts, delegate, and get out of the way. To balance these variables in a highly competitive marketplace, they need to draw upon a wide variety of management skills and know-how to manage the business profitably and sustain solid financial viability.

The business owner is part visionary, part entrepreneur, part expert, part front line worker, part manager, and can be a jack of all trades. However, their primary responsibilities are to lead the way, build a sustainable business model, and effectively manage their team.

The SN Small Business Owner certification test is weighted as follows:

This certification test covers the competencies and skills necessary to achieve success as a
Small Business Owner

Category Weight
Strategy, Planning, and Finance
Marketing Management
Operations Management
Sales Management
Workforce Management
Customer Service
Interpersonal Skills

Test Details

  • Status: Available

  • Languages: English, Arabic

  • Length: 60 Questions, 120 minutes

  • Pass Score: 75%

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The Next Step to Earning the Title: Small Business Owner

All tests undergo continuing psychometric and market analysis. The parameters are subject to change.

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Retake Policies

The retake policies vary based on the exam Provider rules. Click on the certification program for more information.

Skilled Now Career Path Certifications (SN-CPC)
  • If a candidate does not achieve a passing score on an test the first time, the candidate must wait 24 hours before retaking the exam.
  •  If a candidate does not achieve a passing score the second time, the candidate must wait 2 days (48 hours) before retaking the exam a third time.
  • A two-day waiting period will be imposed for each subsequent test retake.
  • There is no annual limit on the number of attempts on the same test.
  • Retake vouchers must be used within 60 days of the initial failed exam. If a retake was purchased, the retake voucher is sent by email after a failed exam.
  • If a candidate achieves a passing score on an exam, the candidate may take it again.