Big Ideas for Small Business: Greater University Circle Small Business Survey
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?
If not, who is the business owner? _____________________
6. Do you own the building or lease space?
7. Do you have a cash register (if applicable)?
8. Do you own a computer?
If yes, do you have financial software (Quick Books, etc.)
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?
If yes, do you need capital to expand?
12. Do you believe there are ways that you could increase your sales?
Expand Hours____ Remodel/Renovate_____
Increase Inventory____ Add Equipment______
13. Have you applied for financial assistance / credit from a bank, credit union, to expand your business?
If yes, were you denied the credit?
14. What type of credit does your business require?
Secured____ Unsecured____ Line of Credit _____
15. Are you aware of financing that is available from different organizations in the Cleveland area?
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)
19. Have you considered additional locations or other efforts to reach customers from beyond your surrounding
20. Have your received technical assistance? (business plan assistance, financial education
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
(Describe exterior/interior of the business, code violations, signage, bars on windows, etc.)