Downtown Business Owners Survey

As you may have heard, the City is applying for a RURAL Zone designation that will benefit the downtown area and offer specific tax credits. We have created a survey specifically for Downtown business owners so that we can get a better understanding of how business is going and what can be improved upon.  If you are in the Downtown area, would you fill out this survey?  Feel free to call us if you have any questions at all.

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* 1. What is the nature of your business?

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* 2. How long have you been operating in downtown Donalsonville?

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* 3. Please indicate below if you own or rent your space.

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* 4. How many employees do you have?

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* 5. List the top three advantages or strengths you associate with doing business in Downtown Donalsonville.

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* 6. How satisfied are you with your space downtown? If dissatisfied why?

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* 7. How would you describe your current business ‘activity level during last 12 months of operation?

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* 8. Which description below best characterizes your plans to expand or reduce your operation in the next 18 months?

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* 9. What are your busiest times (days) of the week?

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* 10. What are your busiest times of the year?

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* 11. Please indicate below if your business has a marketing plan, business plan or line of credit.

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* 12. Please check any type of investment or improvement you plan on making in one-to-two years.

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* 13. On a scale of 1-5 (5 being positive, 1 being negative),  what extent do the downtown activities and development have a positive impact on your business in terms of foot traffic, customer sales, image and overall well being?

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* 14. In addition, to a strong economy, what are the critical factors for the success and expansion of your business (check ALL that apply).

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* 15. What are some to the major issues or obstacles facing your business today? (Please check the TOP FIVE priority issues.)

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* 16. To keep your business healthy and competitive, which of the following types of information or assistance are important?

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* 17. What types of businesses (products and/or services) do you think should be recruited to Downtown Donalsonville to improve its attractiveness as a shopping and business district?

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