Thank you for participating in our survey. Your feedback is important and will allow your municipality, economic development, various levels of government and business support agencies to serve our valued businesses and entrepreneurs to maintain vibrant communities.

Community Futures Wild Rose along with its municipal partners are gathering information to help administration and Council understand the unprecedented impact the COVID-19 crisis is having on businesses.
 
We are seeking input from OWNERS and MANAGERS of all businesses, including home-based and those not currently impacted by COVID-19. One response per business please.

This survey is for businesses within Acme, Carbon, Hesketh, Huxley, Kneehill County, Linden, Sunnyslope, Swalwell, Three Hills, Torrington, Trochu and Wimborne.

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* 2. Please select the business sector in which are classified. (check all that apply)

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* 3. What is your business structure? (select all that apply)

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* 4. Please select any outside investment within your business? (please select all that apply)

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* 5. How many years have you been in operation?

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* 6. Where does your business operate: (check all that apply)

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* 7. If you are NOT selling online, do you plan to sell online in the upcoming 12 months?

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* 8. If you sell online, which platforms do you use (select all that apply)

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* 9. What stage of the business life cycle is your business in prior to COVID-19?

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* 10. Please select the following options that apply to the succession planning and preparedness for your business. Please select all that apply.

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* 11. Do you have a Business Transition or Succession Plan in place?

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* 12. Has your business been considered an essential service to support the pandemic?

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* 13. Please list the number of employees you had PRIOR to COVID-19 (March 12, 2020).

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* 14. Please list the number of employees you CURRENTLY have.

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* 15. What do you expect the FUTURE STATUS of your workforce to be in July 2020?

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* 16. What areas of your business have been impacted as a result of COVID-19? (select all relevant answers)

  Increase No Change Decrease
Sales
Hours of Operation
Customer Access (Physical Access)
Technology
Customer Demand
Supply Chain

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* 17. What business continuity measures have you implemented in response to COVID-19? (Select all that apply)

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* 18. Under current market conditions, how long will you be able to manage your operation? (select only one)

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* 19. What are the training needs you require (check all that apply)

  Immediate 3 months 6 months 12 months None required
Insurance Advice
Legal Advice
Financial Advice
Target Market Support
Product & Service Development
Customer Service Training
Cash Flow & Operating Advice
When to Re-open
Employee support / advice
Business Plan Counselling
Market Counselling
Advertising Strategies
Employee Training
Mental Health Counselling

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* 20. Please indicate which COVID-19 relief programs you accessed and/or are receiving and their effectiveness of each. (select one rating per program)

  Did not qualify N/A to my situation Unaware Did not apply Applied and Waiting Received support and am satisfied I can continue operations Receiving support and require additional funding to make ends meet Receiving support and am in jeopardy of closing my business
Canada Summer Jobs Program
Employment Insurance
Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB)
Loan Deferral Programs (BDC, Financial Institutions)
Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy (CEWS)
Canada Emergency Business Account
Corporate and Income Tax Deferrals
Tourism Levy Deferrals
Education Tax Deferrals
Utility Deferrals

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* 21. Do you require additional funding?

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* 22. If you require funding for your business, what will you require funding for? (select all that apply)

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* 23. What is the approximate value in capital that you will require for 2020.

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* 24. Please rate your level of concern in how these items will impact your business operations within the next 3 months (select only one per response per item).

  Not concerned Somewhat concerned Very concerned
Supply chain
Cash Flow
Customer Access
Maintaining Staff
Acquiring Staff
Sales Channels (within Alberta)
Sales Channels (outside Alberta)
Sales Channels (outside Canada)
Borrowing (Loans)
Environmental
Overall Health (including family)
Energy prices (oil/gas, power)
Bankruptcy

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* 25. Please rate your level of concern in how these items will impact your business operations within the next 4-12 months (select only one per response per item).

  Not concerned Somewhat concerned Very concerned
Supply chain
Cash Flow
Customer Access
Maintaining Staff
Acquiring Staff
Sales Channels (within Alberta)
Sales Channels (outside Alberta)
Sales Channels (outside Canada)
Borrowing (Loans)
Environmental
Overall Health (including family)
Energy prices (oil/gas, power)
Bankruptcy

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* 26. Please select the following statements that best suit your business as it relates to Alberta's Relaunch Strategy.

  Yes No Unsure Not Required Require assistance
Are you informed as to your businesses relaunch phase?
Do you have the necessary information to reopen your business to meet Alberta Health Services requirements?
Will you require personal protective and equipment to reopen your business?
Do you have access to a supplier of personal protective equipment?
Will you require health and safety training for your labour force to address health and safety protocols?

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* 27. Please provide any additional information pertaining to your business that you wish to share.

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* 28. Thank you for completing this assessment. The information obtained in this survey will be confidential and used to identify opportunities to support businesses. If you would like a follow-up by your respected Municipality and/or Community Futures for upcoming opportunities, please provide your information below.

 
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