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Small Business Needs Assessment Survey
Thank you for taking this survey. By completing it, you will assist us in our effort to best serve Alabama's small businesses. We hope you find this online survey easy and quick to complete. All data will be reported collectively; no single response will be traced to any individual or specific business entity.
FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT - Select up to three areas that presently concern you.
Sources of Capital
Writing a Business Plan
Access to Capital
Cash Flow Management
Credit and Collections
Purchasing / Cost Control
Overview of Money Management
Bookkeeping / Financial Statements
MARKETING - Select up to three areas that presently concern you.
Advertising / Online Marketing
Selling to the Government
COMPUTER SYSTEMS / TECHNOLOGY - Select up to three areas that presently concern you.
Computerizing a Business
E-Commerce / Selling Online
Accounting Software / Inventory Management
Using the Internet
Overview of Computers / Technology
GENERAL MANAGEMENT - Select up to three areas that presently concern you.
Leasing vs Buying
Patents / Copyrights / Trademarks (IP Protection)
Business Checkup / Evaluation
Facility Planning / Management
Retirement / Succession Planning
Policy and procedure manuals
Inventory Control and Management
Disaster Planning / Business Continuity
Conflict Management / HR
INTERNATIONAL TRADE - Select up to three areas that presently concern you.
Locating Foreign Buyers / Agents
Overview of International Trade
Logistics and International Shipping
Mentoring from other exporters
Attending Trade Shows (Foreign or Domestic)
Export Working Capital
Export Credit Insurance
Cultural aspects of international trade
Export Controls / Licenses
Intellectual property protection
PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT - Select up to three areas that presently concern you.
Hiring / Firing
Overview of Personnel Management
REGULATORY/COMPLIANCE - Select up to three areas that presently concern you.
Small Business legislation
Compliance with Federal Regulations
Drug Free Workplace
Conservation / Recycling / Energy Efficiency
Government Services for small business
If you could have someone conduct a confidential audit of your business to point out its strengths and weaknesses, how likely would you be to take advantage of this service?
Please check all that apply to your business:
For how many years has your business been operating?
Less than one year
1 to 3 years
3 to 5 years
5 to 10 years
Over 10 years
Please select the business owner's race:
Multiple owners with multiple races
Asian / Pacific Islander
Please select the business owner(s) ethnicity:
Multiple owners with multiple ethnic backgrounds
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