To Our Flint Hills Businesses:

You are the backbone of our region. After years of helping our communities, it is our turn to help you. Please complete the Business Confidence Survey so we can:

  • Better understand what you need for your business to survive and thrive during the recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Help you become more resilient to future shocks.
  • Identify what funding, tools, or resources we need to pursue to help you in the short-term
  • Provide recommendations  in our ongoing Regional Recovery and Resiliency Plan for the long-term recovery and resiliency
  • Be prepared to pursue new economic recovery funding and resources that will support you in your recovery and resiliency efforts
As we have seen over the last year, our circumstances can change in an instant. As such, we hope to reach out to you on a quarterly basis to check in and see how we can help. 

We, as the Flint Hills Regional Council, oversee the seven-county Flint Hills Economic Development District. Although individual responses to this survey will not be published and the results of the survey will be published in summary only, it is our goal to provide each of you with the summary of responses from businesses throughout our entire region to help us learn from each other and understand what resources, as a region, we may need to pursue.

Thank you for taking the time to complete our survey. Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions.

“…together we can do great things.” – Mother Teresa

Sincerely,

Marissa Jones-Flaget
marissa@flinthillsregion.org
Flint Hills Regional Council

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* 1. How long has your business been operating?

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* 2. What effect has COVID-19 had on the following aspects of your business?

  Large Negative Moderate Negative Little or No Effect Moderate Positive Large Positive
Overall impact
Business model
Client/customer relationships
Competitive advantage
Employee productivity
Number of employees
Operations
Product/service demand
Supply chain

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* 3. What elements of the pandemic have specifically impacted your business?

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* 4. Approximately how much has your organization’s revenue changed since COVID-19 became a widespread concern in early March 2020?

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* 5. At this time, what are you most concerned about for your organization and employees? (Please rank your top five concerns)

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* 6. What is your employee count:

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* 7. If you have laid off employees, please indicate how many are full-time (37.5 or more hrs/week) or part-time (less than 37.5 hrs/week) and if the layoffs are temporary or permanent:

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* 8. Do you feel you have the resources and information you need to bring employees back to work safely?

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* 9. Do you anticipate difficulty filling employment vacancies? Is this due to current employees' or potential employees':

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* 10. When will your business reach the following thresholds?

  Now June 2021 Dec 2021 2022+ Never N/A
25% of employees return
50% of employees return
75% of employees return
100% of employees return

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* 11. What tools or resources would most help your business survive the pandemic and be able to thrive during the recovery?

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* 12. What trainings/technical assistance would help your business be more resilient?

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* 13. Please indicate what financial relief packages you have applied for and/or received and if you have any comments or suggestions on these packages. Please type "N/A" if N/A.

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* 14. Where do you go to receive news about business assistance?

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* 15. What entities do you go for to receive business assistance?

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* 16. Are you aware of assistance available through the Kansas Small Business Development Center (SBDC)?

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* 17. What changes have you recently made or plan to make to your business/business model?

  Have already implemented Plan to implement N/A
Added to-go/delivery or modified business offerings
Allowing employees to work from home
Converting business to e-commerce
Created a social media presence/increased marketing
Increased measures to ensure social distancing
Increased partnerships
Increased sanitation practices
Modified days/hours of operation
Updating employee leave policies

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* 18. When do you expect to return to a pre-COVID-19 level of operations or better?

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* 19. If disruptions continue at the current rate, how soon will your organization be at risk of closing permanently?

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* 20. Please share additional information on COVID-19 impacts, needs, strategies, or infrastructure development that would help your business/organization recover and grow in the next two years.

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* 21. Is your business (please select all that apply):

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* 23. The results of the survey will be published in summary only. All responses will be held in confidence. Individual responses will not be published. *City/Town and County fields are required.

Please fill out your information below:

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* 24. Would you like to receive survey results and regional updates? If yes, please provide your email in the question above.

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