**Only North Carolina businesses should participate in this study**

The North Carolina Institute of Minority Economic Development (the Institute) along with statewide partners are conducting a 3rd brief confidential survey to further understand the impact that COVID-19 is having on small businesses in North Carolina. The results of this survey will remain confidential, and are meant to guide government officials and corporate decision makers regarding the impact of COVID-19 on small businesses.

Please take 5 minutes to reply so that we may address the needs of diverse businesses as quickly as possible.

A summary of the results of the survey will be shared with statewide partners, and any resources developed will be communicated via the Institute's website and through its partners.

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* 1. Do you own a small, diverse owned business? For the purposes
of this survey, a small, diverse owned business is defined as one
that employs 1-50 people and is 51% owned, operated, and
controlled by one or more of the following demographic groups:
Ethnic Minority, Veteran, LGBT, Women, or Disabled.

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* 2. How many workers do you employ, including yourself?

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* 3. How many years have you been in business?

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* 5. Are you currently operational?

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* 8. Are you currently operating under reduced hours?

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* 10. In the past six months, have you received any emergency debt relief funding from the following resources?

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* 11. Have you applied for grant relief funding?  If so, how many?

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* 12. Of the grants you applied for, how many have you received?

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* 13. Have you applied for any loan relief funding?  If so, how many?

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* 16. Have you started your business in 2020 as a result of job loss, business closing or downsizing?

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* 17. Please include any additional comments or concerns and indicate any current needs for your business.

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