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Answer questions as they relate to you. For most answers, check the boxes most applicable to you or fill in the blanks.
Your business likely buys some materials, supplies, and services from suppliers outside this area (100 mile radius). Could some of these items be produced profitably in this locality?
If yes, please help us identify materials, supplies, or services that could be produced locally.
(Provide up to three responses.)
Please list the top five (5) raw materials, supplies, or service inputs that your establishment purchases from outside of the community.
What are the three most important non-labor inputs your business purchases?
Which, if any, of the products listed above does your business currently purchase from firms located in the COMMUNITY? (Check all that apply)
First primary input
Second primary input
Third primary input
In general, how do you meet or become acquainted with service providers?
(Select all that apply.)
Someone you know referred/recommended the service provider
You knew the service provider before they started working for you
Referral by a trade association or professional organization
Competitor used them
Advertising or direct mail or yellow pages
Unsolicited cold call
Article in business publication or newspaper
Service provider newsletter/web page
Check the three most important factors in evaluating and selecting a service provider.
Experience of service provider
Service providerís knowledge of your industry
Proximity to your location
Service providerís approach or methodology
Service providerís reputation
Recommendation from a trusted source
Personality or ďlikeabilityĒ of service provider
Credentials of service provider
Referrals from other clients
Check the areas that you have used external service providers for in the past three years.
Design or engineering
Quality related issues
Environmental and safety
Human resource development
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