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Fayette County's Entrepreneur Friendly Survey results

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Survey results from an interview of 61 small business owners in Fayetteville, GA

Survey results from an interview of 61 small business owners in Fayetteville, GA

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    • 1. Welcome! Fayette Entrepreneur Friendly Community
    • 2.
        • Steering Committee Composition
      • Fayette County Development Authority
      • Fayette County Chamber of Commerce
      • Small Business Development Center
      • Clayton State University
      • Fayette County Board of Education
      • Heritage Bank
      • Piedmont Fayette Hospital
      • MainStreet/City of Fayetteville
      • Local Small Business Owners
      • Leadership Fayette Co-Chairs
      • HR and Business Consultants
      • Georgia Department of Labor
      Fayette Entrepreneur Friendly Community
    • 3.
        • Fayette EFC Timeline
      • June 2007 Commitment
      • Initial Steering Committee Meetings – August 2007
      • Leadership Fayette Survey Process Training – October 2007
      • Entrepreneur Surveys – November & December 2007
      • Data review and assessment – January 2008
      • Review Team Visit – February 2008
      Fayette Entrepreneur Friendly Community
    • 4.
        • Increased Community Awareness
      • Press Releases
      • Entrepreneur Extravaganza
      • BusinessWorks TV Show
          • August 2007 – Entrepreneur Friendly Overview & Young Entrepreneur spotlight
          • September 2007 – Business Expo & Entrepreneur Extravaganza
          • November 2007 – Small Business of the Year Awards Luncheon
      • Conduit Newsletter Articles
      • Leadership Fayette
      Fayette Entrepreneur Friendly Community
    • 5.
        • Resources for Entrepreneurs
      • Chamber & Development Authority Web Sites
      • Small Business Development Center & SBA
      • Clayton State University
      • Peachtree City- What Every Business Owner Needs to Know
      • Local Banks, accountants & attorneys
      • Chamber Small Business Luncheons
      • Griffin Technical College
      • Georgia Department of Labor, Georgia Dept of Economic Dev.
      • Retired Executives in the Community
      • Women’s Economic Development Agency; Ga. Micro Enterprise Network
      Fayette Entrepreneur Friendly Community
    • 6. Entrepreneur Survey Results Fayette Entrepreneur Friendly Community
    • 7.
      • Interviews
        • State Req. a minimum of 50 reviews
        • Committee Developed a list of 100+ candidates
        • Actually interviewed 61 entrepreneurs
      Fayette Entrepreneur Friendly Community
    • 8. Chamber Member vs. Non-Chamber Member Fayette Entrepreneur Friendly Community
    • 9. Stage of Business Fayette Entrepreneur Friendly Community
    • 10. 1. What year did your company start? Fayette Entrepreneur Friendly Community
    • 11. 2. What skills do you wish you had when you started the business? Fayette Entrepreneur Friendly Community
    • 12. 3. How did you come to own the business? Fayette Entrepreneur Friendly Community
    • 13. 4. How did you finance the startup? Fayette Entrepreneur Friendly Community
    • 14. 5. Number of Employees Fayette Entrepreneur Friendly Community
    • 15. 6. What is your company’s PRIMARY product or service? Fayette Entrepreneur Friendly Community
    • 16. Fayette’s Actual Industry Breakdown Fayette Entrepreneur Friendly Community
    • 17. 7. What are the three most lacking skills in the workforce? #1 – Solid Work Ethic (13), Computer Technology (12), Sales & Mkt (10) #2 – Customer Service (12), Sales & Mkt (7), Creative Thinking (5), Electrical/Mechanical (5) #3 – Creative Thinking (11), Interpersonal Skills (7), Customer Service (6) Fayette Entrepreneur Friendly Community
    • 18. 8. What technology do you use to conduct business? Fayette Entrepreneur Friendly Community
    • 19. 9. How would you describe your company’s marketing & sales effort? Fayette Entrepreneur Friendly Community
    • 20. 10. How would you describe your company’s administrative & financial management? Fayette Entrepreneur Friendly Community
    • 21. 11. Where do most of your sales come from? Fayette Entrepreneur Friendly Community
    • 22. 12. Do you currently sell your products to the state of Georgia? Fayette Entrepreneur Friendly Community
    • 23. 13. Do you export your product or service? Fayette Entrepreneur Friendly Community
    • 24. 14. Is your business planning to… Fayette Entrepreneur Friendly Community
    • 25. 14. Is your business planning to… Fayette Entrepreneur Friendly Community
    • 26. 14. Is your business planning to… Fayette Entrepreneur Friendly Community
    • 27. 14. Is your business planning to… Fayette Entrepreneur Friendly Community
    • 28. 15. What is the single biggest obstacle to the future success of your business? Fayette Entrepreneur Friendly Community
    • 29. 16. What type of business, if located nearby, would increase your sales or make it less expensive for you to operate? Fayette Entrepreneur Friendly Community
    • 30. 17. Which service provider has been most helpful? Fayette Entrepreneur Friendly Community
    • 31. 18. What programs or services would you be willing to attend or find out more about? Workshops, Educational Workshops, Seminars on editorial writing skills, Computer based workshops, Chamber activities, financial workshops, mentoring classes, business management, technical training, community Events, HR & Technology, Financial administration, tax laws, management & HR, Labor training, educational seminars, sales and marketing, networking opportunities, mentoring classes, small business management, business owners/managers roundtable, basic accounting, marketing seminars, growth management, sales classes… Fayette Entrepreneur Friendly Community
    • 32. 19. Rate the overall local banking environment for startups and small businesses. Fayette Entrepreneur Friendly Community
    • 33. 20. Rate the community as a location to start and operate a business. Fayette Entrepreneur Friendly Community
    • 34. 21. What Trends have you noticed within your community that support entrepreneurs? Increase of credit/debit cards, government support, more active business promotion activities, traffic, chamber support, more affluent residents, more banks, growth, local desire to do business within the community, college within the community, tax laws, more office space, good schools, this questionnaire… Fayette Entrepreneur Friendly Community
    • 35. 22. What is the biggest challenge for entrepreneurs in this community? Fayette Entrepreneur Friendly Community
    • 36. 23. Please rate the “business friendliness” of your business license and permit process. Fayette Entrepreneur Friendly Community
    • 37. 24. If someone from the community came to you interested in starting a business locally, what organization would you refer them to? Fayette Entrepreneur Friendly Community
    • 38. 25. What would be the most valuable support your community could offer a new business? Fayette Entrepreneur Friendly Community
    • 39. 26. Would you be willing to help other entrepreneurs through a community led effort to encourage and support entrepreneurship? Fayette Entrepreneur Friendly Community
    • 40. 27. What type of travel/tourism business would you like most to see locate in your community? Fayette Entrepreneur Friendly Community
    • 41. 28. Do you have a Convention and Visitors Bureau or Tourism Office? Fayette Entrepreneur Friendly Community