Big Ideas for Small Business: Greater University Circle Small Business Survey

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Big Ideas for Small Business: Greater University Circle Small Business Survey

  1. 1. Small Business Survey – Greater University Circle Initiative  1. Company Name   _________________________________  2. Address ____________________________________________  3. What type of business?_______________________________  4. What hours are you open?_____________________________  5. Are you the business owner?    Yes____      No____  If not, who is the business owner?  _____________________    6. Do you own the building or lease space?    Own____      Lease____  7. Do you have a cash register (if applicable)?    Yes_____      No_____  8. Do you own a computer?     Yes_____      No_____  If yes, do you have financial software (Quick Books, etc.)    Yes_____      No____  9. Do you have a website?         Yes________        No_______  10. Do you have any employees?  Yes_____      No_____ How many?   FT______  PT_____  11. Are you looking to grow your business?     Yes_____      No_____  If yes, do you need capital to expand?    Yes_____      No_____  12. Do you believe there are ways that you could increase your sales?    Yes____      No_____  How?  Expand Hours____    Remodel/Renovate_____  Increase Inventory____   Add Equipment______  Other________________________________________________________________  13. Have you applied for financial assistance / credit from a bank, credit union, to expand your business?   Yes_____      No_____  If yes, were you denied the credit?  Yes_____      No_____  14. What type of credit does your business require?  Secured____       Unsecured____   Line of Credit _____   
  2. 2. 15. Are you aware of financing that is available from different organizations in the Cleveland area?  Yes____      No_____    16. Are you aware of ways to increase your sales?     Yes____    No___  17. Have you attempted to increase sales to existing customers?  Yes____  No___ (procurement  opportunities with anchors, government)  18. Are you aware of how to reach more customers from this location? (ex: carrying different products if retail)  Yes___        No_____    19. Have you considered additional locations or other efforts to reach customers from beyond your surrounding  neighborhood?  Yes____      No_____    20. Have your received technical assistance? (business plan assistance, financial education  Yes____      No_____  If yes, what did you find useful?  What was not useful?    21. What do you feel is your biggest obstacle to growth?    The Following Section to be completed by the interviewer:    ____________________________    ________________________    ____________           Name                   Organization             Date  Notes:  (Describe exterior/interior of the business, code violations, signage, bars on windows, etc.)                 

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