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* 1. What is your business name?

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* 2. Please provide your first and last name.

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* 3. Please provide your email address. 

TELL US ABOUT YOUR BUSINESS:


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* 4. Which industry sector best describes your business?

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* 5. What best describes your primary role?

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* 6. What is your gender?

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* 7. What age range do you fall in?

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* 8. Which groups do you identify with: (Choose all that apply)

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* 9. On a scale of 1-5, how much is your revenue dependent on tourism?

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* 10. Where is the majority of your customer base located (choose all that apply)

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* 11. How would you rate your company's financial situation today?

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* 12. In 2018, did your company's gross revenue:

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* 13. What best describes the current status of your business?

HOW DID YOU GET STARTED:

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* 14. How many years have you been in business, in Truckee?

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* 15. Why did you start a business in Truckee? Choose all that apply

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* 16. How many years did you have a business or work on your business idea before opening or launching in Truckee?

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* 17. About how much did you borrow or invest when you launched your business?

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* 18. How were you funded? (Choose all that apply)

HELP US UNDERSTAND YOUR LOCATION(S):

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* 19. Your primary Truckee location is:

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* 20. Your primary Truckee location is located in?

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* 21. How many more locations, outside of Truckee?

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* 22. Where are your locations outside of Truckee? ( Choose all that apply)

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* 23. Do you sell products online, provide services virtually, or sell/distribute outside of Truckee?

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* 24. Approximately what percentage of your revenue is derived from non-local based sales?


WHAT ARE YOUR WORKFORCE NEEDS:

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* 25. About how many employees (part-time, full-time, excluding contractors) do you have on payroll (on average, year-round)?

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* 26. What percentage of your employees work, 32+ hours/week (full-time)? (on average year-round)

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* 27. What percentage of your employees work 31 hours or less a week? (part-time) (on average year-round)

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* 28. How many seasonal employees do you need in peak seasons, or peak holiday periods? (full time or part-time)

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* 29. How would you rate the availability of workers that fit your business needs?

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* 30. How many independent contractors do you hire (on average year-round)?

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* 31. Do you plan on hiring independent contractors instead of employees in the future?

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* 32. What sites do you typically post jobs on?

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* 33. What percentage of your employees physically work at your Truckee business location? (most of the time)

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* 34. What percentage of your employees live in Truckee-Tahoe

WAGES & BENEFITS:

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* 35. What is your median (typical) HOURLY pay range for part time and seasonal employees?

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* 36. What is your median (typical) SALARY range for full time employees?

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* 37. What benefits/perks do you offer, if any?

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* 38. Which type of broadband Internet service do you operate your business with?

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* 39. Is your service sufficient for your business needs?

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* 40. Any additional comments on the above questions “ ABOUT YOUR BUSINESS”?

TRUCKEE’S BUSINESS CLIMATE & CULTURE:

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* 41. Would you recommend owning a business in Truckee to a friend or colleague? (on a scale of 1-10, 10 being the highest)

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* 42. What are the top three changes you’d like to see in Truckee, to raise your score?

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* 43. How difficult or easy do you think it is to start a business in Truckee?

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* 44. What were your biggest challenges to starting a business in Truckee, if any? ( Choose all that apply)

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* 45. In general, how would you rate Truckee, as a supportive community for small business owners?

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* 46. How would you rate collaboration and positive relationships between the following? (on a scale from 0-5, 5 being the highest)

  0 1 2 3 4 5
Business to local government
Business to Business (between each other within your industry)
Business to Business (between different industries)
Business to Community (between businesses and local community)

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* 47. Choose cultural shift(s) that you’d like to see within Truckee’s business community?

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* 48. Have you ever started a business in Truckee that closed?

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* 49. If yes- what were the main issue(s) that caused closure?


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* 50. Any additional comments on the above questions in the “ABOUT DOING BUSINESS IN TRUCKEE”?

FUTURE GROWTH, PLANS AND RESOURCE NEEDS:

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* 51. Do you plan to grow/expand your business?

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* 52. What resources do you need help with, if any?

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* 53. To what degree do any of these worry you for the next two years?
High, Medium, Low


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Increased competition
Increased costs to run the business
Can’t find enough employees
Decrease in customers
Not enough work/life balance (stress)
Potential recession
Potential change in local government ordinance/policy

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* 54. In 2019 do you think your company's revenue will:

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* 55. How likely are you to keep your business in Truckee? (0-5 rating, 5 meaning the highest to stay in Truckee)

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* 56. If you are likely to move your business away from Truckee, please share why?

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* 57. What is your long term dream, for where you would like your business to go in the next five years?

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* 58. Any additional comments on the above questions in the “ FUTURE GROWTH, PLANS AND RESOURCE NEEDS” section?

ABOUT TRUCKEE TOMORROW:

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* 59. Prior to this survey, had you heard of Truckee Tomorrow?

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* 60. Please rate the importance to your business of each of the following activities that may be undertaken by Truckee Chamber | Truckee Tomorrow.

  Not at all Important Somewhat Important Very Important
Help solve the employee housing problem.
Be the champion to foster collaboration within the business community
Be the catalyst for improving local business climate and culture
Convene forums for you and your business peers to solve common challenges
Provide financial assistance / access to funds
Attract non-tourism dependent businesses to the community
Attract talent (professionals) to the community
Attract staff (semi skilled labor) to the community
Assist established businesses to retool, rethink, rebrand
Assist entrepreneurs to successfully launch new businesses
Advocate with local government, on behalf on the business community
Debunk perception that Truckee is all play and no work
Promote Truckee as a desirable place to start or relocate a business
Take ownership of developing a workforce that meets business needs

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* 61. Is there any other activity or service that Truckee Chamber | Truckee Tomorrow could do to help your business?

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* 62. Any additional comments on the above questions in the “ ABOUT TRUCKEE TOMORROW” section?

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* 63. How would you rate the quality of these community services? (on a scale from 0-5, 5 being the highest)

  0 1 2 3 4 5
Property tax assessment (fair and equitable)
Zoning
Building permits (reasonable)
Policy or Regulatory enforcement (fair and equitable)
Community Planning
Roads Maintenance
Transportation
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