Your personal details and answers are confidential and will not be disclosed to a third party.

This survey is for research purposes only and the findings is designed for the NSBC to identify where the organisation can focus more on for the purpose of helping business owners to grow bigger and more successful businesses

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* 1. Contact Information

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* 2. Where is your business based?

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* 3. In what industry do you operate?

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* 4. How long have you operated your business?

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* 5. What is the annual turnover of your business?

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* 6. How many people do you employ?

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* 7. What are the THREE biggest obstacles holding your business back from growing?
(Please only select THREE)

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* 8. What has been your biggest business mistake?
(Please only select ONE)

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* 9. What has been your biggest business success?
(Please only select ONE)

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* 10. If you suddenly got an extra R100K to spend in your business, what would you spend it on? (Please only select ONE)

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* 11. What is the MOST IMPORTANT area where you most require assistance?
(Please only select THREE)

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* 12. What is the company structure of your business?

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* 13. Does your bank support you as an SME?

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* 14. What are the top 3 areas you expect your bank to deliver on as part of their banking services to your business?

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* 15. What type of finance will you most likely use in your business?
(Please only select THREE)

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* 16. How often do you check your business and/or personal credit score?

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* 17. Do you use a dedicated business email account like name@companyname.co.za?

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* 18. Do you have a website?

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* 19. Has your business turnover increased over the past year?

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* 20. If your answer was yes to question 19, by how much dit it increase

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* 21. Have you employed new staff over the past year?

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* 22. If your answer was yes to question 21, how many?

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* 23. Are you expecting your turnover to grow over the next year?

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* 24. If your answer was yes to question 23, by how much?

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* 25. Do you have an alternative energy supply when its loadshedding?

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* 26. If your answer was yes to question 25, is it your own and if so, is it ...

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* 27. Do you use a cloud payroll/accounting solution?

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* 28. Do you use an accountant?

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