Needs Assessment

Business Issues and Education

The Del Mar College Small Business Development Center (SBDC) provides one-on-one counseling, educational programs, and information services to businesses in the Coastal Bend Region. Results from this section will help the SBDC, Del Mar College, Elected Officials, and numerous other agencies understand how to design, update, and improve the local services offered to small businesses throughout the Coastal Bend.

This 10-minute (30-question) survey is completely anonymous unless you choose to disclose your identity in the comments sections. No individual information will be distributed. Only aggregate data will be forwarded to community partners and officials. Please do your part to help elected officials and other support organizations understand the strengths of this area and where improvements are necessary for the advancement of the business community. Thank you for your time.

* 1. In what general category does your business fall? Check all that apply.

* 2. What is your SIC OR NAICS code? (just put n/a if you don't know)

* 3. Brief Description of Your Business

* 4. Does your business fit into any of the below categories?

* 5. Including the business owner(s), how many FULL-TIME employees do you have?

* 6. How many PART-TIME employees do you have?

* 7. Please give us an estimate of how much business comes from OUTSIDE the Coastal Bend Region.

* 8. How many years has your business been operating?

* 9. Please check all that apply to your business.

* 10. Please select the business owner(s) race.

* 11. Please select the business owners ethnicity.

* 12. Which of the following categories best describes your business' revenues for the past fiscal year?

* 13. How has your business growth been over the past three years?

* 14. What is your zip code?

* 15. In my view, my business opportunities during the next 1 to 3 years will

* 16. FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT - Select the top three areas that presently concern you most.

* 17. MARKETING - Select the top three areas that presently concern you most

* 18. COMPUTER SYSTEMS - Select up to three areas that presently concern you.

* 19. GENERAL MANAGEMENT - Select up to three areas that presently concern you.