Small Business Marketplace Participation Survey

This survey is part of needs assessment exercise about small businesses in the North End of Hartford. Information gathered will determine if the Small Business Marketplace Project should establish a Business Program for overcoming barriers that prevent growth and prosperity.  Please take a few minutes to complete this survey and return it to us.

 Your responses are voluntary.  Please include your name, Business name and type of business.  All responses will be compiled and reviewed collectively.  Thank you for your time.  Your contribution and participation will help with our assessment and planning as it pertains to our commitment to the education, growth and development of small business entities in our community. If you have questions, please contact at us at westindiansocialclub@gmail.com.

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* 1. What type of business do you own?

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* 2. How long have you been in business?

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* 3. Which area is your business in ( i.e. health care, food, hair, etc)

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* 4. Have you attended a business planning/development workshop before now? If not, why?

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* 5. What are the top three (3) reasons for becoming a small business owner?

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* 7. How often do you attend a seminar/workshop/presentation in support of your business?

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* 8. Approximately how many hours per week do you spend engaged in activities for personal or professional development?

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* 9. There are different ways to market your business. Please check all that apply.

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* 10. Is your business growing at the expected pace?

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* 11. If not, what are some possible reasons for your business not growing at the pace that you would like it to? Please check all that may apply.

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* 12. How likely are you to attend education and training hosted at the West Indian Social Club of Hartford, Inc.

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* 13. How often would like to attend?

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* 14. How likely is it that you would recommend a friend to attend educational and developmental training hosted at the West Indian Social Club of Hartford, Inc

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* 15. Choose any or all of the following that affect businesses in the community: Check as many responses that you think may apply

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* 16. On an overall basis, how satisfied are you with your business?

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* 17. Are you planning to grow your business in order for you to provide better service to your customers?

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* 18. What would you like to see change in order for you to provide better service to your customers

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* 19. Does your business need financial assistance or credit? It so, how? Please state clearly

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* 20. Feel free to add any comments you believe will be helpful 

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* 21. Contact information is welcome

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