Each year the Vermont Agency of Commerce and Community Development, through the Office of the Creative Economy (OCE), seeks input to guide our work to support creative entrepreneurs and businesses. Responses are used to guide policy and program development at the Office, and provide an annual basis for feedback.

All responses are confidential and will be shared in bulk, summary form only. The summary report will be available in July.

The 2014 Creative Economy survey should take about 10 minutes to complete. If you have any questions, don't hesitate to contact Lars Hasselblad Torres, Director on 802-917-1788 or lars.torres@state.vt.us. Please help us get this survey into as many hands as possible:

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Inform Vermont economic development programs and policy! If you're a Vermont entrepreneur in film, digital media, software and games, advertising and marketing, the arts and culture or another creative sector, Vermont's Office of the Creative Economy wants to hear from you. Please take a moment to complete this short, anonymous business survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/vermontoce2014

Thank you!

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* 1. Prior to receiving this survey were you aware that Vermont has an Office of the Creative Economy (OCE)?

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* 2. If ‘yes,’ how did you learn of the Office (OCE)?

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* 3. The OCE identified the following four ‘macro’ sectors of the creative economy in Vermont as our focus; to which sector does your business belong? (Choose one.)

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* 4. Please rank the top five concerns facing your business (1 is "top" priority). Use N/A for the rest, or rank them also.)

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* 5. Is there another issue of high concern to your business? Please describe.

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* 6. Please rank the top 5 factors that influenced your decision to locate your business in Vermont (1 is "top" factor). (Use N/A for the rest, or rank them also.)

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* 7. Is there another factor that influenced your decision to start your business in Vermont? Please describe.

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* 8. Please identify which, if any, of the following in-state resources you or your business have accessed for informational or direct support in the last 12 months. (Check all that apply.)

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* 9. Which of the following resources do you use to find qualified workers for open positions? (Select all that apply.)

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* 10. Please indicate which of the following internship programs you have used? (Select all that apply.)

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* 11. Please indicate how Vermont's educational system or workforce training programs can provide more value to your sector's recruitment, training and retention needs. (Select all that apply.)

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* 12. How useful have any of the following OCE resources been to you or your business? (Please complete one response per row.)

  Very useful Somewhat useful Not at all useful Don't know/haven't used it
Sponsored events
Networking events
Website
Email newsletter
Social feeds eg Twitter, Facebook, etc
Presentations
Pitch Vermont Life

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* 13. Which of following activities would be useful to your company? (Select all that apply.)

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* 14. How many years has your company been in business? (Choose one.)

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* 15. What was your company's gross income for 2013?

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* 16. How many full-time employees does your business currently employ?

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* 17. If your business is currently hiring, how many full-time employees are you hiring? (Choose one.)

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* 18. How many full-time employees do you anticipate hiring in the next one to two years? (Choose one.)

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* 19. How heavily does your company rely on freelancers and contract work?

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* 20. How would you characterize your business outlook at this time? (Choose one.)

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* 21. In which county is your business located? (Check all that apply)

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* 22. Thank you for completing this survey. If you are interested in seeing the results of the survey please provide the following information (information will not be shared):

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