Welcome to the Palmetto Business Barometer, a collaboration between the South Carolina Chamber of Commerce and the South Carolina Department of Employment and Workforce.
 
If you own or manage a business - big or small - in South Carolina, we want to hear from you! It’s important to know what conditions employers are facing, so employers, other businesses, and the public are well-informed about our state’s economy and workforce. Rest assured that your individual responses will be confidential; we only ask for your email address, so we may send the survey to you in future months and can connect responses together between months to identify trends. This survey will only take 2-3 minutes each month and will produce information to help us better serve you and your business. 
 
For more information about the survey, click here.
 
Thank you for your participation.

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* Please provide your email address.

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* Where is your company in its lifecycle? (Check all that apply)

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* On a scale from 1 (Poor) to 10 (Excellent), how would you rate the current state of your business?

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* What resources and services would help your company improve its overall competitiveness? (Check all that apply)

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* Are you currently concerned about any of the following aspects of your business? (Check all that apply)

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* Over the past month, did your revenue exceed, meet, or fail to meet your expectation?

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* Over the past month, did you have any difficulty accessing the capital needed to grow or maintain your business?

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* Over the past month, did your overall staffing level increase, remain the same, or decrease?

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* What are your top workforce or staffing related needs? (Check all that apply)

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* Over the past month, what percentage of your workforce's time was spent working remotely?

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* Looking forward, does your business plan to increase any of the following over the next six months? (Check all that apply)

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* Looking forward, does your business plan to decrease any of the following over the next six months? (Check all that apply)

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* Looking forward, do you anticipate business conditions for your company will improve, remain the same, or decline over the next six months?

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* Looking forward, do you believe your ability to find qualified workers will be easier, about the same, or harder six months from now?

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* How would you like to receive information about the resources and services available to your company? (Check all that apply)

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* How does your company prefer to be contacted by state, regional, or local organizations about their resources and services? (Check all that apply)

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* What is the name of your business? (Please only submit one survey for your business per month)

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