Annapolis Small Business Recovery Task Force

As some of the stay at home restrictions are lifted and businesses start to re-open, the Task Force would like to obtain your input about the economic conditions you are encountering and gain a better understanding of consumer confidence about returning to work, shopping and dining.  If you could take a few minutes to complete this short survey, it would be most helpful. 

This survey does not ask you to identify yourself or your business. All individual answers will be kept confidential. 

Thank You!

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* 1. Are you an owner, manager or employee of a small business located in Annapolis?  For this survey, a small business is defined as having less than one hundred  (100) full time employees.

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* 2. How concerned are you about businesses enforcing social distancing guidelines and other proper COVID-19 prevention health protocols (e.g., wearing masks/face coverings)?

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* 3. Over the next 3 to 4 weeks, how likely are you to....

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Dine at a restaurant (Outside)
Dine at a restaurant (Inside)
Go into a store and shop
Go to a store with outside shoping
Attend a concert or sporting event

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* 4. Over the next 3 to 4 weeks, how likely are you to....

  Very Unlikely Unlikely Not Sure Likely Very Likely
Go to a store/restaurant in Downtown Annapolis?
Go it a store/restaurant inside the Mall?

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* 5. Looking at the list below, what would make you most comfortable when returning to a store or restaurant?

  Very Comfortable Comfortable Doesn't Matter
Social distancing is in place
Masks are required
Limitations on the number people
COVID-19 safety policy is displayed

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* 6. Many local non profit and community organizations host lunches, dinners and networking events as fundraisers to help support their operations.  If socially distanced procedures were followed along with other restrictions, would you be willing to attend an event of .......

  Yes No Not sure
Up to 50 People 
50 to 100  People
Over 100 People

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* 7. From the following list, what category best describes your business?

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* 8. What category best describes your maritime business?

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* 9. There are seven commercial districts in Annapolis, where is your primary business located?

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* 10. If your business is located in the Downtown District, which of the following best describes your location?

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* 11. How many full time employees did your business employ as of February 15, 2020?

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* 12. How many part time employees did your business employ as of February 15, 2020?

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* 13. During your "peak season" (before COVID-19) how many full time employees would you normally have?

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* 14. During  your "peak season" (before COVID-19) how many part time employees would you normally have?

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* 15. Due to the uncertainty of COVID-19 and the government restrictions, many businesses have laid off or furlough full time employees?  As of June 15, 2020 have you laid off or furloughed any full time employees?

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* 16. The COVID-19 crisis had caused a reductions of full time and part time employees for many businesses. Has your business increased the use of part time employees as of  June 15, 2020?

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* 17. Can you share with us, when we reach July 1, 2020  how much in cash reserve do you expect to have to operate your business?

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* 18. After payroll which of the following expenses will you have the most difficulty in paying during the COVID-19 shutdown? (pick 2)

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* 19. How do you project your 2020 revenues will compare to 2019 revenues, given the restrictions in place as of June 15, 2020?

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* 20. If your revenue projection in the question above is true, will you be able to cover your fixed costs in 2020? 

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* 21. How confident are you that your business will successfully reopen (if it hasn't yet)  and survive at least till the end of 2020?

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* 22. Looking into the future (2021), when the restrictions are fully lifted and a vaccine has been developed, how do you think your business activity will compare to 2019?

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* 23. Did your business apply for one of the COVID-19 financial assistance programs offered by the State, County,  the Small Business Administration or the Paycheck Protection Program?

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* 24. If you applied, what is the status of your application?

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* 25. Thank you for taking the time to help us understand the immediate impacts on your business and how we can best help. 
Do you have any final comments or thoughts?

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