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H. Information Needs

Instructions

Answer questions as they relate to you. For most answers, check the boxes most applicable to you or fill in the blanks.

  1. What is your preferred method of receiving new business information/ideas?
  2. Workshops

    Books

    Brochures and fact sheets

    Trade magazines, newsletters, or newspapers

    Internet sites, blogs, and pages

    Other:

  3. May we send you some local/state economic development materials?
  4. Yes

    No

  5. Have you used/attended any of the following business assistance workshops from University of Minnesota Extension?
  6. (Select all that apply.)

    Small Stores Success Strategies

    Retail Trade Analysis

    At Your Service

    Tourism Development

    Business Retention & Expansion

    Access eCommerce

    Public Finance Education

    Trade Area Analysis

  7. Have you contacted the State of Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) in the past three (3) years?
  8. Yes

    No

  9. Which (if any) of the following business issues have you addressed with assistance from Economic Development, Extension, or other public development groups?
  10. (Select all that apply.)

    Consumer survey & market analysis

    Employee training & education

    Environmental regulations

    Health care insurance, liability and insurance issues

    Loan/financial preparation and consideration

    Tax planning

    Writing a business plan

    Other:

  11. What information can we supply to you?
  12. (Select all that apply.)

    Consumer survey & market analysis

    Employee service training & education

    Environmental and zoning regulations

    Health care insurance, liability and insurance issues

    Loan/financial preparation and consideration

    Tax planning

    Writing a business plan

    Computer-related training

    Other:

    List your level of satisfaction with the following programs

  13. Small business admin. loans
  14. Have not used program

    Very satisfied

    Satisfied

    Unsatisfied

    Very unsatisfied

  15. Small business development centers
  16. Have not used program

    Very satisfied

    Satisfied

    Unsatisfied

    Very unsatisfied

  17. Job services offices
  18. Have not used program

    Very satisfied

    Satisfied

    Unsatisfied

    Very unsatisfied

  19. Small business management programs
  20. Have not used program

    Very satisfied

    Satisfied

    Unsatisfied

    Very unsatisfied

    Satisfaction with unlisted programs

  21. Please list any other programs that you have not used and your satisfaction with them.
  22. (Provide up to three responses.)

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