Thank you for your interest in participating in this survey of independent businesses in British Columbia. The goal of this survey is to quantify the proportion of revenue that your firm recirculates in the BC economy.
If you begin the survey with basic accounting materials in front of you, it should take no more than 10-30 minutes to complete. The essential questions ask about the proportion of operating revenue that you dedicate on five categories of expenditure. So, for example, if employee wages and benefits paid to BC residents costs you $150,000 and your operating revenues are $1 million, then select 15% from the drop-down menu.
Please note the following:
Participation in this survey is limited to independent, BC-owned businesses engaged in storefront retail trade or the operation of eating and drinking establishments with all locations in British Columbia. Motor vehicle dealers and gasoline stations will not be included.
All responses will remain confidential, and answers will be aggregated. The names of participating businesses will be included in study documentation only if there are enough to maintain the privacy of your business data.
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Again, we thank you. Should you encounter difficulties in completing this survey, please contact dhouston@CivicEconomics.com.