Metro Detroit COVID-19 Small Business Impact Survey

Are you the founder of a small business in Detroit? We've created this survey to better understand your challenges as an entrepreneur during the coronavirus pandemic, as well as to amplify the best ways the community or government can help support you!

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* 1. Are you the owner of a small business (less than 100 employees) in the Detroit area?

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* 2. Is your business currently open to serve customers, either in your physical location or online?

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* 3. Before February 2020, how many full-time employees did you employ?

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* 4. Before February 2020, how many part-time employees or independent contractors did you employ?

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* 5. Please check the box if you have had to adjust your staffing in any of the following ways (check as many as apply to you)

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* 6. How many employees or contractors do you expect to lay off or remove from your schedule in the next 30 days?

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* 7. If the COVID-19 pandemic is not halted, what percentage of your average revenue do you anticipate losing over the next 30 days?

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* 8. Have you launched a crowdfunding initiative for you or your employees?

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* 9. Without formal aid or intervention, are you concerned about whether you will be able to reopen after the pandemic?

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* 10. Other than direct financial aid, what legal or political initiatives could most help you as an entrepreneur? Please rank these potential initiatives from most helpful ( top) to least helpful (bottom)

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* 11. What are other ways the community or government could support you as an entrepreneur?

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* 12. Do you feel confident that current federal funding opportunities, such as the SBA disaster assistance loan program, are sufficient to help entrepreneurs like you?

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* 13. What else do you want us to know? 

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* 14. Please answer yes if you give us permission to quote from your submissions in our journalism. Otherwise, while your data will be included in aggregate in our stories, we will not publish your comments or identify you or your business in our stories.

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* 15. What kind of business do you operate? Select all that apply to you!

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* 16. What's your name?

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* 17. What's the name of your business?

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* 18. Where is your business located?

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