Introduction

The Regional Business Accelerator is working on behalf of Community Futures Lloydminster and Region and would like your thoughts on programs and services Community Futures offers as well as what programs and services that might be beneficial to your community in the future. This survey is part of a larger assessment process that includes other data collection methods.

This survey is designed to take no more than 5 to 10 minutes. Please be assured that all data is confidential and there is no way to determine whose responses are whose through the survey program. Your responses will be combined with the responses of other survey participants. These results, with the other information gathered through this assessment, will be used by Community Futures to better assess present services and programs as well as plan future services. We thank you in advance for taking a few minutes to answer this short survey. If you have any questions in regards to the survey or would like a copy of the final results please email events@smallbusinessinformation.ca       

* 1. What is your age range?

* 2. Are you male or female?

* 3. What community do you live in? (Rural residence please identify the closest community geographically to you)

* 4. What best describes your role in your community?

* 5. Employment Status:

* 6. Are you employed in your home community?

* 7. Have you ever utilized a service or program through Community Future?

* 8. If so please state the program or service:

* 9. On a scale of 1 to 5 please rank your satisfaction with this service:

* 10. The following are services that Community Futures Offers. Please indicate if you feel your community would benefit from the service

  Yes No
Business Coaching - includes providing guidance and support on business plan development, sales and marketing, management and financial plans.
Loans Program – customized, affordable loan options for small business owners and entrepreneurs.
Basic Business Practices Training - provides access to workshops on a wide variety of business topics.
Self-Employment Program - funded by the province of AB and is designed for individuals who require ongoing financial support while developing and implementing their business plan.
Entrepreneurs with Disabilities - provides enhanced small business development support to people with disabilities in rural Alberta
Youth Entrepreneurship Programing - The Biz Kid$ Program is offered to youth ages 10-16 years. It is designed to promote youth entrepreneurship within our community.
Community Economic Development Program- identifies projects that will benefit the community and builds community partnerships to implement different initiatives.

* 11. What would be the top three programs that would assist in the economic development of your community? (Please check 3)

* 12. Please feel free to provide other comments that you feel would be helpful as Community Futures moves forward with program planning.

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