Leaders from municipal economic development offices, Chambers of Commerce, Employment Services, Community Futures Development Corporations, Small Business Enterprise Centres, Business Improvement Areas and local business support organizations have been working together since March of 2020 to identify the impacts of COVID-19 on our business community.  An initial survey was completed and sent out to businesses in April of 2020 and the data was very helpful in informing governments of the concerns and needs of the business community and developing support programs.

As we near the end of our current lockdown we continue to work with all levels of government to update the government on the type of support programs and services that are currently necessary to continue to support the recovery of our business community. 

Please take the time to complete this short survey. We would like to hear from you and guide you to supports that can assist your business.  The survey will be open until Tuesday, May 18, 2021 at 11:59 p.m.

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* 1. Where is your business located?

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* 2. What sector is your business primarily operating in?

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* 3. Typically, how many employees does your company have?

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* 4. How would you describe the impacts of COVID-19 on your business?

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* 5. If your business is growing, what are your biggest challenges?  (choose all that apply, then proceed to question 7)

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* 6. If your business has been negatively impacted by the pandemic, what will you or are you doing to address this? (choose all that apply)

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* 7. Have you accessed any government support programs?

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* 8. If you answered yes to question #7, what government support programs did you access? (choose all that apply)

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* 9. Have you had any problems accessing government support?

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* 10. What type of problems have you had accessing government support? (choose all that apply)

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* 11. What type of support are you looking for from government right now?  (Please specify)

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* 12. Would you like to receive assistance with your online presence (website presence, online shopping/eCommerce, digital marketing, social media)?  Check yes or no and if yes, please provide your contact information in #14.

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* 13. If you would you like to speak to someone regarding available support, please specify.  Check yes or no and if yes, please provide your contact information in #14.

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* 14. If you answered yes to question #12 or #13, please provide your contact information.

CONFIDENTIALITY NOTE: All quantitative responses from businesses will be summarized as percentage. Qualitative comments will be grouped without identifying businesses. Both quantitative and qualitative results will be reported publicly. All requests for assistance will be sent directly to the appropriate business support resource.

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