1. Qualifying questions

Hello and thank you for your interest in our focus group for small business decision makers about technology purchases. To help us see if you qualify, please answer the questions below. If chosen to participate, you will receive up to $150 to thank you for your time and feedback.

* 1. What is your gender?

* 2. What is your age from within the following ranges?

* 3. What is your exact age?

* 4. When was the last time you participated in a market research study, discussion group, or in-depth interview?

* 5. What were the topics of the studies in which you participated?

* 6. How many market research projects have you completed in total?

* 7. Have you or any close friends or family members worked in any of the following industries?

* 8. What type of organization is your company?

* 9. At your primary work location, what is your company’s main area of focus or primary business activity?

* 10. How many employees are there in your entire organization including all sites, offices and locations? Your best estimate is fine.

* 11. Is your primary workplace located outside of your home at a physical office?

* 12. What is the name of the company or organization you work for?

* 13. What is your job title?

* 14. Are you...?

* 15. What is your current employment status?

* 16. What percentage of your overall personal income is earned at this job?

* 17. Which of the following products are currently used in your company?

* 18. Which of the following best describes your role in the purchase and selection of printers for your company? Select all that apply.

* 19. Which of the following best describes your role in the actual purchase of printers at your company?

* 20. Which ONE of the following statements best represents your philosophy towards your business?

* 21. Which one of the following statements best represents your relationship towards technology?

* 22. Which one of the following statements best represents the primary goal and approach your business employs with regard to your printing/imaging product and solutions

* 23. Which of the following types of desktop printers are located at your company site and are currently being used on a regular basis? Does your company currently own and use a…?

* 24. Please think about the printer or printers your company uses to handle the majority of the printing for the company. Please tell me the brand, model and approximate price paid for each of those printers.

* 25. Does your business currently plan to purchase any additional printing devices in the next 12 months?

* 26. Approximately how many pages does your organization print each month? When answering, please consider all pages printed by all employees, using any of the printers you currently own & use. Your best guess is fine.

* 27. Which of the following statements best describes you?

* 28. Using a 1 to 10 scale, where 1 means very unfavorable and 10 means very favorable, what is your overall opinion of the following brands?

  1 Very Unfavorable 2 3 4 5 Neither Favorable nor Unfavorable 6 7 8 9 10. Very Favorable
Apple
Canon
Epson
HP
Lexmark
Microsoft

* 29. How did you learn about this research?

* 30. May we contact you in future about other market research studies?

Thank you very much for answering our questions! We will follow up with you by telephone very soon if you appear to qualify for this study.

* 31. Please provide your contact information below.

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