SMALL BUSINESS COMMUNITY, HOW IS COVID-19 IMPACTING YOUR BUSINESS?

Our business community continues to be significantly impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic and our local leaders want to hear from you.  The City of Columbia has created a survey to determine the current needs of our local businesses.  We will use the information gathered from this survey to establish future funding priorities based on the needs of our business community. We are a strong and resilient community and we will grow our economy together.

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* 1. Are you a business owner?

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* 2. Please provide your city and zip code.

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* 4. Gender

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* 5. What is your age?

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* 6. What is your race or ethnicity?

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* 7. Are you a veteran-owned business?

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* 8. Are you doing business with the City of Columbia?

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* 9. How long have you been in business?

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* 10. What type of business do you own?

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* 11. How many employees did you have prior to COVID-19?

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* 12. How many employees do you have currently?

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* 13. What is the current status of your business?

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* 14. Do you own or lease your business space?

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* 15. What are your estimated monthly expenses for your business?

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* 16. What were your top concerns in operating your business during the COVID-19 pandemic? Please check all that apply.

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* 17. How was your business impacted by COVID-19? Please check all that apply.

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* 18. What level of impact has COVID-19 had on your business?

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* 19. What future changes do you plan to make to your business as a result of COVID-19? Please check all that apply.

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* 20. Did you incur debt as a result of COVID-19?

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* 21. If you answered yes to the previous question, what type of debt have you incurred due to COVID-19?  Please check all that apply.

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* 22. Has your business had difficulty paying bills for the past 12 months?

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* 23. What resources have you applied for in response to COVID-19?  Please check all that apply.

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* 24. What resources have you received in response to COVID-19?  Please check all that apply.

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* 25. Please indicate how you would use financial assistance to address the impact of COVID-19. Please check all that apply.

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* 26. Please indicate which resources would be most useful to your business. Please check all that apply.

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* 27. What are your training needs related to addressing the impact of COVID-19?  Please check all that apply.

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