During Covid-19, TwispWorks launched the Small Business Emergency Grant to help businesses impacted by Covid-19.  Today, we are pivoting this grant to address wildfire relief. If you have been impacted by this season's wildfires in the following ways, you are eligible to apply for this grant. 

1. Lost revenue or had to close 
2. If you or any of your employees have lost a home or faces adverse circumstances due to fire activity. 

*Please note that some of information collected here is used for our business database.  All responses will remain completely anonymous and we do not share these results.  

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* 1. How would you characterize your ownership type? (Select all that apply)

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* 2. Are you a: (select all that apply)

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* 3. Is your business:

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* 4. Would you describe your business as:

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* 5. Do you: 

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* 6. How do you currently market your business? (check all that apply)

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* 7. If you have an online presence, what percentage of your sales are online?

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* 8. In an average year, what is your gross profit?

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* 9. How has the fire season impacted your business this year? (Check as many as apply)

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* 10. If business disruption continues at the current rate, how soon will your business be at risk of closing permanently?

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* 11. What is your age?

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* 12. What is your level of education?

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* 13. How long have you been in business?

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* 14. As a business owner, how many hours a week do you work?

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* 15. Which scenario best describes your business?

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* 16. Do you provide health benefits? (Check all that apply).

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* 17. On average, how many hours a week does each employees work?

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* 18. What is your average hourly wage scale?

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* 19. On a scale of 1-5, with 5 being the most critical, rate the following issues for your employees.

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affordable housing
childcare
benefits
access to education

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* 20. Do you have trouble finding or retaining employees?

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* 21. If so, what is your biggest challenge for retaining or finding employes?

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* 22. What are your biggest challenges with employees? (not showing up, unqualified, pay scale, etc.)

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* 23. From  your perspective, what are your employees' biggest challenges (healthcare, housing, etc)

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* 24. Other than Covid-19, what has been your biggest challenge in running your business/nonprofit?

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* 25. What would make it easier for you to do business/non profit work in the Methow Valley?

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* 26. Social integration is the level to which you feel socially connected within the community. It can encompass the number of times you go out per week, committees you serve on, weekend events, being involved in children’s school or sporting events, etc.  It refers to the level of connection you feel within your community.

Outside of our current situation with Covid-19, on a scale of 1-5 (with 1 being lowest and 5 being highest), how would you rate your social integration in the community?

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* 27. Well-being is the experience of health, happiness, and prosperity. It includes having good mental health, high life satisfaction, a sense of meaning or purpose, and ability to manage stress.

Outside of Covid-19, on a scale of 1-5 (with 1 being lowest and 5 being highest), how would you rate your well-being in the community?

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* 28. Would you like to apply for Small Business Emergency Grant?

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