1. New Mexico Small Business Survey

The New Mexico SBDC wants to assure you that your responses are completely anonymous. No one will be able to identify you or your answers, and no one will know whether or not you participated in the survey. Your responses are combined with those of many others and summarized in a report to further protect your anonymity. We do not collect identifying information such as your name, email address, or IP address unless you provide them with your comments.

* 1. Terms

* 2. Please enter the zip code for your business headquarters:

* 4. What category best describes your business?

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

* 6. Including the business owner(s), how many employees do you have?

* 7. Please indicate the range of your gross revenues for the last fiscal year:

* 8. Do you represent a certified minority-owned or woman-owned business?

* 9. Indicator
In the past six months, please indicate if the following measures have increased, had no change or decrease:                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    

  Increased No Change Decreased
a. Sales/revenues
b. Number of employees
c. Spending on equipment/facilities
d. Overall business opportunities

* 10. Indicator
For the next six months, please indicate if the following measures are expected to increase, not change or decrease:

  Increase No Change Decrease
a. Sales/revenues
b. Number of employees
c. Spending on equipment/facilities
d. Overall business opportunities

* 11. What are the three most significant changes, if any, have you made to your business operations during the year?

* 12. What are the biggest challenges that restrict the growth of your business?

* 13. Which three of these financing options have the greatest impact on your business financially?

* 14. Over the last 12 months, did your business do any of the following? Check all that apply.

* 15. In the event that you have applied for credit and were denied, what were reasons were given for denial?

* 16. Which three skills do your employees most need?

* 17. How easy has it been for you to find employees with the following skills? (1 is very easy, 5 is very hard)

  Very easy Easy Normal Hard Very hard N/A
Advanced computer skills
Advanced math skills
Advanced technology skills
Basic English skills
Basic computer skills
Basic math skills
Foreign language skills
Interpersonal skills
Punctuality/reiability
Sales and marketing

* 18. Which of the following professional resources has your company utilized in the last year? (Check all that apply)

* 19. Is there anything that you would like to add that would help us better understand the issues your business faces?

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