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1.

Our region has a compelling vision for Community Economic Development (CED). *

 
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What's Community Economic Development? https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Community_economic_development
 

Number of participants: 12

- (0.0%): I strongly agree.

6 (50.0%): I agree.

5 (41.7%): I disagree.

1 (8.3%): I strongly disagree.

- (0.0%): I don’t have an opinion.

 
 
2.

Our region has set clear indicators to measure whether we are reaching our CED goals. *

 
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Number of participants: 12

- (0.0%): I strongly agree.

2 (16.7%): I agree.

6 (50.0%): I disagree.

1 (8.3%): I strongly disagree.

3 (25.0%): I don’t have an opinion.

 
 
3.

Our region has a clear sense of its assets (capital, skills, businesses, buildings, networks, history, etc.) and our CED goals are firmly rooted in those assets. *

 
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Number of participants: 12

- (0.0%): I strongly agree.

3 (25.0%): I agree.

7 (58.3%): I disagree.

- (0.0%): I strongly disagree.

2 (16.7%): I don’t have an opinion.

 
 
4.

Our region has done serious CED planning that includes proposals to plug economic leaks, promote tourism, create great places, and expand local businesses. *

 
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Number of participants: 12

- (0.0%): I strongly agree.

1 (8.3%): I agree.

6 (50.0%): I disagree.

3 (25.0%): I strongly disagree.

2 (16.7%): I don’t have an opinion.

 
 
5.

Our region has strong organizations that bring local businesses together and facilitate meaningful CED partnerships and collaborations. *

 
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Number of participants: 12

- (0.0%): I strongly agree.

10 (83.3%): I agree.

1 (8.3%): I disagree.

- (0.0%): I strongly disagree.

1 (8.3%): I don’t have an opinion.

 
 
6.

Our region is a place where businesses often work together to improve their competitiveness. *

 
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Number of participants: 12

- (0.0%): I strongly agree.

4 (33.3%): I agree.

6 (50.0%): I disagree.

- (0.0%): I strongly disagree.

2 (16.7%): I don’t have an opinion.

 
 
7.

Our region understands the value of “buying locally.” *

 
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Number of participants: 12

- (0.0%): I strongly agree.

10 (83.3%): I agree.

- (0.0%): I disagree.

2 (16.7%): I strongly disagree.

- (0.0%): I don’t have an opinion.

 
 
8.

Our region makes it easy for an entrepreneur to start a business. *

 
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Number of participants: 12

- (0.0%): I strongly agree.

5 (41.7%): I agree.

2 (16.7%): I disagree.

4 (33.3%): I strongly disagree.

1 (8.3%): I don’t have an opinion.

 
 
9.

Our region makes it easy for an entrepreneur to find capital for his or her business. *

 
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Number of participants: 12

- (0.0%): I strongly agree.

1 (8.3%): I agree.

6 (50.0%): I disagree.

1 (8.3%): I strongly disagree.

4 (33.3%): I don’t have an opinion.

 
 
10.

Our politicians and policymakers understand and value the importance of local business, and have shaped CED priorities and programs accordingly. *

 
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Number of participants: 12

- (0.0%): I strongly agree.

- (0.0%): I agree.

6 (50.0%): I disagree.

4 (33.3%): I strongly disagree.

2 (16.7%): I don’t have an opinion.

 
 
11.

Our CED programs well reflect all the views in our community. *

 
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Number of participants: 12

1 (8.3%): I strongly agree.

2 (16.7%): I agree.

6 (50.0%): I disagree.

- (0.0%): I strongly disagree.

3 (25.0%): I don’t have an opinion.

 
 
12.

Our CED programs include the participation of the poor, women, the young, racial minorities, recent immigrants, and Tribes. *

 
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Number of participants: 12

- (0.0%): I strongly agree.

- (0.0%): I agree.

12 (100.0%): I disagree. Delete this filter

- (0.0%): I strongly disagree.

- (0.0%): I don’t have an opinion.

 
 
13.

Our CED programs have set the right priorities. *

 
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Number of participants: 12

- (0.0%): I strongly agree.

3 (25.0%): I agree.

7 (58.3%): I disagree.

- (0.0%): I strongly disagree.

2 (16.7%): I don’t have an opinion.

 
 
14.

There is a simple “go to” place for entrepreneurs to find information, resources, and support. *

 
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Number of participants: 12

1 (8.3%): I strongly agree.

5 (41.7%): I agree.

6 (50.0%): I disagree.

- (0.0%): I strongly disagree.

- (0.0%): I don’t have an opinion.

 
 
15.

Entrepreneurs in our region effectively connect with each other through formal or informal networks. *

 
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Number of participants: 12

1 (8.3%): I strongly agree.

6 (50.0%): I agree.

3 (25.0%): I disagree.

1 (8.3%): I strongly disagree.

1 (8.3%): I don’t have an opinion.

 
 
16.

Our region is entrepreneurially minded. Many residents have embrace the idea of starting and running a business. *

 
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Number of participants: 12

1 (8.3%): I strongly agree.

7 (58.3%): I agree.

2 (16.7%): I disagree.

2 (16.7%): I strongly disagree.

- (0.0%): I don’t have an opinion.

 
 
17.

Partnership and collaboration are common in our region. We work well together and get things done. *

 
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Number of participants: 12

- (0.0%): I strongly agree.

9 (75.0%): I agree.

3 (25.0%): I disagree.

- (0.0%): I strongly disagree.

- (0.0%): I don’t have an opinion.

 
 
18.

If you want to clarify or add detail to any of your responses, please add them here:

 
 

Number of participants: 5

- I don't feel we are aggressively pursuing the outside companies needed to inject economic energy in this region. We are woefully behind the rest of NH in terms of leadership. We are not getting it from the Chamber, the Council or private citizens. We talk constantly. I am concerned that the new City Manager has no understanding of the severity of what we are facing. I am concerned that we just handed off to "Med" leadership of this initiative when it is one of a multitude of tasks he is being asked to manage. He or someone should be doing this full time. This is not a part time issue! It requires full time focus and leadership. It is not happening in this region. I am saddened by the lack of leadership coming out of the Mayor's office. He is the king of more and more meetings. We need to put a dynamic, experienced individual in charge of this priority.

- This region has been economically stagnant at best since the late 1990s. The reality is bsiiness and industry have left the region and relocated elsewhere or simply ceased operations. The region is a wonderful place to call home but it it's very difficult to find gainful employment that provides an ocome to afford the cost of living here.

- These responses are mainly in reference to Peterborough and surrounding towns.

- I think there are a lot of people and groups in the area who would like to help small business, they just do not know how to, or have no clear direction how to.
I believe community events get promoted as helping small business which is not necessarily the case.
I think small business in a town has to be a group effort in order for it to work.

- Most economic and civic development is hindered by a strong local attitude of "Not in my back yard."

Most people will crow about how we need something but if it remotely effects how they execute there daily routine will do every thing in there power to make sure it does not happen.

 
 
19.

Is Accessing Capital a challenge? *

 
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Number of participants: 12

1 (8.3%): Not a serious challenge.

5 (41.7%): A little bit of a challenge.

3 (25.0%): A moderately serious challenge.

1 (8.3%): A huge challenge.

2 (16.7%): I don’t know.

 
 
20.

Is Finding Skilled Workers a challenge? *

 
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Number of participants: 12

1 (8.3%): Not a serious challenge.

2 (16.7%): A little bit of a challenge.

2 (16.7%): A moderately serious challenge.

4 (33.3%): A huge challenge.

3 (25.0%): I don’t know.

 
 
21.

Is Retaining Workers a challenge? *

 
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Number of participants: 12

- (0.0%): Not a serious challenge.

4 (33.3%): A little bit of a challenge.

3 (25.0%): A moderately serious challenge.

3 (25.0%): A huge challenge.

2 (16.7%): I don’t know.

 
 
22.

Is Preparing a Business Plan a challenge? *

 
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Number of participants: 12

8 (66.7%): Not a serious challenge.

2 (16.7%): A little bit of a challenge.

1 (8.3%): A moderately serious challenge.

- (0.0%): A huge challenge.

1 (8.3%): I don’t know.

 
 
23.

Is Strategic Planning a challenge? *

 
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Number of participants: 12

4 (33.3%): Not a serious challenge.

5 (41.7%): A little bit of a challenge.

2 (16.7%): A moderately serious challenge.

- (0.0%): A huge challenge.

1 (8.3%): I don’t know.

 
 
24.

Is Market Analysis a challenge? *

 
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Number of participants: 12

2 (16.7%): Not a serious challenge.

6 (50.0%): A little bit of a challenge.

2 (16.7%): A moderately serious challenge.

1 (8.3%): A huge challenge.

1 (8.3%): I don’t know.

 
 
25.

Is Marketing/Advertising a challenge? *

 
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Number of participants: 12

2 (16.7%): Not a serious challenge.

- (0.0%): A little bit of a challenge.

5 (41.7%): A moderately serious challenge.

5 (41.7%): A huge challenge.

- (0.0%): I don’t know.

 
 
26.

Is Increasing Sales a challenge? *

 
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Number of participants: 12

- (0.0%): Not a serious challenge.

3 (25.0%): A little bit of a challenge.

5 (41.7%): A moderately serious challenge.

4 (33.3%): A huge challenge.

- (0.0%): I don’t know.

 
 
27.

Is Employing Better Technology a challenge? *

 
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Number of participants: 12

- (0.0%): Not a serious challenge.

6 (50.0%): A little bit of a challenge.

1 (8.3%): A moderately serious challenge.

3 (25.0%): A huge challenge.

2 (16.7%): I don’t know.

 
 
28.

Is Accounting a challenge? *

 
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Number of participants: 12

8 (66.7%): Not a serious challenge.

2 (16.7%): A little bit of a challenge.

1 (8.3%): A moderately serious challenge.

- (0.0%): A huge challenge.

1 (8.3%): I don’t know.

 
 
29.

Are Legal Issues a challenge? *

 
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Number of participants: 12

6 (50.0%): Not a serious challenge.

4 (33.3%): A little bit of a challenge.

1 (8.3%): A moderately serious challenge.

- (0.0%): A huge challenge.

1 (8.3%): I don’t know.

 
 
30.

Are Personnel Policies a challenge? *

 
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Number of participants: 12

7 (58.3%): Not a serious challenge.

3 (25.0%): A little bit of a challenge.

1 (8.3%): A moderately serious challenge.

- (0.0%): A huge challenge.

1 (8.3%): I don’t know.

 
 
31.

Is Shipping Goods a challenge? *

 
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Number of participants: 12

7 (58.3%): Not a serious challenge.

5 (41.7%): A little bit of a challenge.

- (0.0%): A moderately serious challenge.

- (0.0%): A huge challenge.

- (0.0%): I don’t know.

 
 
32.

Is High Speed Internet a challenge? *

 
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Number of participants: 12

5 (41.7%): Not a serious challenge.

1 (8.3%): A little bit of a challenge.

4 (33.3%): A moderately serious challenge.

2 (16.7%): A huge challenge.

- (0.0%): I don’t know.

 
 
33.

Is Affordable Space a challenge? *

 
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Number of participants: 12

4 (33.3%): Not a serious challenge.

5 (41.7%): A little bit of a challenge.

1 (8.3%): A moderately serious challenge.

1 (8.3%): A huge challenge.

1 (8.3%): I don’t know.

 
 
34.

Is Regulation – new minimum wage a challenge? *

 
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Number of participants: 12

3 (25.0%): Not a serious challenge.

5 (41.7%): A little bit of a challenge.

1 (8.3%): A moderately serious challenge.

1 (8.3%): A huge challenge.

2 (16.7%): I don’t know.

 
 
35.

Is Regulation – mandatory sick leave a challenge? *

 
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Number of participants: 12

6 (50.0%): Not a serious challenge.

2 (16.7%): A little bit of a challenge.

1 (8.3%): A moderately serious challenge.

2 (16.7%): A huge challenge.

1 (8.3%): I don’t know.

 
 
36.

Is The Vibrancy and Livability of Our Town a challenge? *

 
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Number of participants: 12

1 (8.3%): Not a serious challenge.

1 (8.3%): A little bit of a challenge.

5 (41.7%): A moderately serious challenge.

4 (33.3%): A huge challenge.

1 (8.3%): I don’t know.

 
 
37.

Is Infrastructure a challenge? (please describe)

• Not a serious challenge.
• A little bit of a challenge.
• A moderately serious challenge.
• A huge challenge.
• I don’t know.
*

 
 

Number of participants: 12

- Not serious

- I biggest problem is Skilled Labor. I do not believe that is "Infrastructure. So, I am going to answer, "I don't know".

- A little bit of a challenge.

- Yes. Everything is expensive in the North East, including building and maintaining.

- A little bit of a challenge. Mostly roads and bridges needing repair.

- I don't know.

- I don't know

- A little bit of a challenge in peterborough - particularly in the support of telecommunters who might otherwise find our town attractive.

- I don't know

- A bit of a challenge
Not a lot of business in the area to promote traffic to area.

- A huge challenge. We have vary lovely buildings and streets the biggest issue is proper maintenance and lack of

- accessing affordable housing for (potential) employees is difficult

 
 
38.

Are Licenses and Permits a challenge? (please describe)

• Not a serious challenge.
• A little bit of a challenge.
• A moderately serious challenge.
• A huge challenge.
• I don’t know.
*

 
 

Number of participants: 12

- Moderately serious

- it is a constant refrain over the past 20 years, that the city of Keene is impossible to work with on a timely basis. Is that true or fair? My impression is that it is getting better, that the city of Keene is listening and attempting to work with people. So, I will answer: " A little bit of a Challenge"

- Not a serious challenge.

- Takes time, but can be done.

- A moderately serius challenge. Town permitting and code enforcement can be overwhelming and confusing.

- A moderately serious challenge.

- Not a serious challenge

- A moderately serious challenge, particularly because there is not a clear, inclusive vision informing them.

- Once you know the system they aren't - but until you do they definitely are.

- Not a serious challenge

- Not a serious challenge.

- fees for very small scale businesses can be a deterrent

 
 
39.

Please use this space to describe any other challenges not mentioned above, or to clarify
any of your responses:

 
 

Number of participants: 3

- No parking
Not easily walkable all year
Not well lit
Not enough businesses close together

- the largest challenge our area faces is a lack of skilled workers. most young people with a skill that where raised in NH will leave the state because they will be paid more for the same job.

- As an employer of 20-25 seasonal workers, I support a higher minimum wage, mandatory sick leave, and employer-funded single payer health care!

 
 
40.

Please indicate if there is one challenge in particular above that requires urgent attention:

 
 

Number of participants: 4

- More internships needed, more people need to stay in Keene, more shoppers need to support local businesses.

- I am a huge fan of downtown. But let's stop putting all our energy into "improving downtown". Instead, focus on bringing in new businesses.

- Accessibility
Sidewalks not sanded, cleared
Parking areas not cleared for days after storms
No lighting from municipalities parking to business areas in the evening.

- Infrastructure is the single greatest challenge our area faces. our area has some of the slowest internet and spotty Cell service in the nation. More important than Infrastructure there in effectively no public transportation to or from our area and the surrounding communities or states.

 
 
41.

Entrepreneurship Courses *

 
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Number of participants: 12

2 (16.7%): The resources do not exist locally.

3 (25.0%): The resources exist but we have not used them.

1 (8.3%): We have used these resources but they were not helpful.

4 (33.3%): We have used these resources and they were very helpful.

2 (16.7%): I don’t know.

 
 
42.

Mentorship (peer support) *

 
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Number of participants: 12

- (0.0%): The resources do not exist locally.

4 (33.3%): The resources exist but we have not used them.

2 (16.7%): We have used these resources but they were not helpful.

3 (25.0%): We have used these resources and they were very helpful.

3 (25.0%): I don’t know.

 
 
43.

Coaching (paid support) *

 
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Number of participants: 12

- (0.0%): The resources do not exist locally.

3 (25.0%): The resources exist but we have not used them.

2 (16.7%): We have used these resources but they were not helpful.

6 (50.0%): We have used these resources and they were very helpful.

1 (8.3%): I don’t know.

 
 
44.

Technology Training *

 
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Number of participants: 12

- (0.0%): The resources do not exist locally.

2 (16.7%): The resources exist but we have not used them.

1 (8.3%): We have used these resources but they were not helpful.

4 (33.3%): We have used these resources and they were very helpful.

5 (41.7%): I don’t know.

 
 
45.

Entrepreneurship Competitions *

 
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Number of participants: 12

3 (25.0%): The resources do not exist locally.

2 (16.7%): The resources exist but we have not used them.

- (0.0%): We have used these resources but they were not helpful.

1 (8.3%): We have used these resources and they were very helpful.

6 (50.0%): I don’t know.

 
 
46.

Co-Working Spaces *

 
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Number of participants: 12

3 (25.0%): The resources do not exist locally.

4 (33.3%): The resources exist but we have not used them.

2 (16.7%): We have used these resources but they were not helpful.

2 (16.7%): We have used these resources and they were very helpful.

1 (8.3%): I don’t know.

 
 
47.

Concept Testing Space (e.g., a community kitchen) *

 
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Number of participants: 12

7 (58.3%): The resources do not exist locally.

3 (25.0%): The resources exist but we have not used them.

1 (8.3%): We have used these resources but they were not helpful.

- (0.0%): We have used these resources and they were very helpful.

1 (8.3%): I don’t know.

 
 
48.

Incubator or Accelerator *

 
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Number of participants: 12

2 (16.7%): The resources do not exist locally.

6 (50.0%): The resources exist but we have not used them.

1 (8.3%): We have used these resources but they were not helpful.

1 (8.3%): We have used these resources and they were very helpful.

2 (16.7%): I don’t know.

 
 
49.

Maker Space (e.g., where tools can be rented for wood working or 3D printing) *

 
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Number of participants: 12

3 (25.0%): The resources do not exist locally.

5 (41.7%): The resources exist but we have not used them.

- (0.0%): We have used these resources but they were not helpful.

1 (8.3%): We have used these resources and they were very helpful.

3 (25.0%): I don’t know.

 
 
50.

Federal Agencies with Entrepreneurship Programs (such as the USDA) *

 
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Number of participants: 12

- (0.0%): The resources do not exist locally.

5 (41.7%): The resources exist but we have not used them.

1 (8.3%): We have used these resources but they were not helpful.

2 (16.7%): We have used these resources and they were very helpful.

4 (33.3%): I don’t know.

 
 
51.

State Agencies with Entrepreneurship Programs *

 
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Number of participants: 12

2 (16.7%): The resources do not exist locally.

3 (25.0%): The resources exist but we have not used them.

- (0.0%): We have used these resources but they were not helpful.

1 (8.3%): We have used these resources and they were very helpful.

6 (50.0%): I don’t know.

 
 
52.

Local Economic Development Department/Division *

 
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Number of participants: 12

2 (16.7%): The resources do not exist locally.

3 (25.0%): The resources exist but we have not used them.

2 (16.7%): We have used these resources but they were not helpful.

1 (8.3%): We have used these resources and they were very helpful.

4 (33.3%): I don’t know.

 
 
53.

University or Community College *

 
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Number of participants: 12

1 (8.3%): The resources do not exist locally.

8 (66.7%): The resources exist but we have not used them.

1 (8.3%): We have used these resources but they were not helpful.

2 (16.7%): We have used these resources and they were very helpful.

- (0.0%): I don’t know.

 
 
54.

Small Business Development Center *

 
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Number of participants: 12

3 (25.0%): The resources do not exist locally.

2 (16.7%): The resources exist but we have not used them.

- (0.0%): We have used these resources but they were not helpful.

7 (58.3%): We have used these resources and they were very helpful.

- (0.0%): I don’t know.

 
 
55.

Business Networks *

 
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Number of participants: 12

- (0.0%): The resources do not exist locally.

1 (8.3%): The resources exist but we have not used them.

- (0.0%): We have used these resources but they were not helpful.

10 (83.3%): We have used these resources and they were very helpful.

1 (8.3%): I don’t know.

 
 
56.

Networking Events (e.g., pub talks) *

 
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Number of participants: 12

- (0.0%): The resources do not exist locally.

2 (16.7%): The resources exist but we have not used them.

3 (25.0%): We have used these resources but they were not helpful.

7 (58.3%): We have used these resources and they were very helpful.

- (0.0%): I don’t know.

 
 
57.

Other Entrepreneurship Resource (please describe)

 
 

Number of participants: 3

- Hannah Grimes: Outstanding

MEDC: Not sure where they are at today. Feels like they have "cooled" to working with this area recently; looking elsewhere where maybe it is easier to succeed? This should concern all of us going forward. Their past history, which has been very positive, is not going to help us in the future if they are spending their time in other locale's. Yes, I am very concerned. Is Jack retiring? Who is in line to replace him? Is he still engaged?

- Team jaffrey ( use them and they are helpful)

- YPN, KCC, ect.

 
 
58.

If you want to clarify or add detail to any of your responses, please add them here:

 
 

Number of participants: 2

- Colleges: We need KSC to succeed in Keene. I am a huge fan. There recent failures saddens me. Their past two Presidents delivered nothing on behalf of the school or the city. So frustrating that Mayor Lane was banging the drum for both when it was obvious just how weak they were as leaders. And it didn't take the PF to realize it. Let's hope Treadwell is the answer.

- My shop is designed to be a maker space, just getting it to that point without financial assistance has taken time.

 
 
59.

Would you like to raise more capital from private sources to expand your business? *

 
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Number of participants: 12

3 (25.0%): yes

9 (75.0%): no

 
 
60.

IF YES:
How much capital do you need next year?

 
 

Number of participants: 3

- 25000

- 50,000

- 50,000.00

 
 
61.

Ideally, in what form would you like the capital?

 
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Number of participants: 5

- (0.0%): Retained Earnings and Bootstrapping

2 (40.0%): Debt

- (0.0%): Convertible Debt

- (0.0%): Equity

- (0.0%): Royalty

1 (20.0%): Licensing Agreement

2 (40.0%): Other

 
 
62.

How confident are you that you will be able to obtain this capital from existing sources?

 
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Number of participants: 8

4 (50.0%): Confident

2 (25.0%): Not Confident

2 (25.0%): Unsure

 
 
63.

Grants *

 
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Number of participants: 12

9 (75.0%): I have not sought this type of capital for my business.

- (0.0%): I sought this type of capital, but did not receive it.

2 (16.7%): I sought this type of capital, and received a small amount.

1 (8.3%): I sought this type of capital, and it was significant.

- (0.0%): I don’t know.

 
 
64.

Family and Friends *

 
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Number of participants: 12

4 (33.3%): I have not sought this type of capital for my business.

1 (8.3%): I sought this type of capital, but did not receive it.

3 (25.0%): I sought this type of capital, and received a small amount.

3 (25.0%): I sought this type of capital, and it was significant.

1 (8.3%): I don’t know.

 
 
65.

Credit Cards *

 
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Number of participants: 12

4 (33.3%): I have not sought this type of capital for my business.

1 (8.3%): I sought this type of capital, but did not receive it.

2 (16.7%): I sought this type of capital, and received a small amount.

3 (25.0%): I sought this type of capital, and it was significant.

2 (16.7%): I don’t know.

 
 
66.

Retained Earnings and Bootstrapping *

 
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Number of participants: 12

6 (50.0%): I have not sought this type of capital for my business.

- (0.0%): I sought this type of capital, but did not receive it.

- (0.0%): I sought this type of capital, and received a small amount.

1 (8.3%): I sought this type of capital, and it was significant.

5 (41.7%): I don’t know.

 
 
67.

Home Mortgage Loan *

 
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Number of participants: 12

7 (58.3%): I have not sought this type of capital for my business.

1 (8.3%): I sought this type of capital, but did not receive it.

1 (8.3%): I sought this type of capital, and received a small amount.

2 (16.7%): I sought this type of capital, and it was significant.

1 (8.3%): I don’t know.

 
 
68.

Bank or Credit Union Loan *

 
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Number of participants: 12

5 (41.7%): I have not sought this type of capital for my business.

2 (16.7%): I sought this type of capital, but did not receive it.

1 (8.3%): I sought this type of capital, and received a small amount.

2 (16.7%): I sought this type of capital, and it was significant.

2 (16.7%): I don’t know.

 
 
69.

Microfinance Loan *

 
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Number of participants: 12

8 (66.7%): I have not sought this type of capital for my business.

1 (8.3%): I sought this type of capital, but did not receive it.

1 (8.3%): I sought this type of capital, and received a small amount.

- (0.0%): I sought this type of capital, and it was significant.

2 (16.7%): I don’t know.

 
 
70.

Internet Loan (e.g., KivaZip or Prosper) *

 
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Number of participants: 12

10 (83.3%): I have not sought this type of capital for my business.

1 (8.3%): I sought this type of capital, but did not receive it.

- (0.0%): I sought this type of capital, and received a small amount.

- (0.0%): I sought this type of capital, and it was significant.

1 (8.3%): I don’t know.

 
 
71.

Crowdfunding *

 
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Number of participants: 12

8 (66.7%): I have not sought this type of capital for my business.

2 (16.7%): I sought this type of capital, but did not receive it.

1 (8.3%): I sought this type of capital, and received a small amount.

- (0.0%): I sought this type of capital, and it was significant.

1 (8.3%): I don’t know.

 
 
72.

Angel Investor(s) *

 
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Number of participants: 12

11 (91.7%): I have not sought this type of capital for my business.

- (0.0%): I sought this type of capital, but did not receive it.

- (0.0%): I sought this type of capital, and received a small amount.

1 (8.3%): I sought this type of capital, and it was significant.

- (0.0%): I don’t know.

 
 
73.

Venture Capital Fund *

 
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Number of participants: 12

12 (100.0%): I have not sought this type of capital for my business.

- (0.0%): I sought this type of capital, but did not receive it.

- (0.0%): I sought this type of capital, and received a small amount.

- (0.0%): I sought this type of capital, and it was significant.

- (0.0%): I don’t know.

 
 
74.

Social Impact Investors *

 
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Number of participants: 12

11 (91.7%): I have not sought this type of capital for my business.

- (0.0%): I sought this type of capital, but did not receive it.

1 (8.3%): I sought this type of capital, and received a small amount.

- (0.0%): I sought this type of capital, and it was significant.

- (0.0%): I don’t know.

 
 
75.

Foundation Investment (in the form of program-related or mission-related
investments)
*

 
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Number of participants: 12

10 (83.3%): I have not sought this type of capital for my business.

- (0.0%): I sought this type of capital, but did not receive it.

1 (8.3%): I sought this type of capital, and received a small amount.

- (0.0%): I sought this type of capital, and it was significant.

1 (8.3%): I don’t know.

 
 
76.

Investment from Other Companies *

 
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Number of participants: 12

10 (83.3%): I have not sought this type of capital for my business.

- (0.0%): I sought this type of capital, but did not receive it.

1 (8.3%): I sought this type of capital, and received a small amount.

1 (8.3%): I sought this type of capital, and it was significant.

- (0.0%): I don’t know.

 
 
77.

Other (please specify)

 
 

Number of participants: 2

- Work another job to put into business.

- Private loans.

 
 
78.

Company Name:

 
 

Number of participants: 3

- Teds Shoe and Sport

- Bric a brac upcycle emporium llc

- Picadilly Farm LLC

 
 
79.

City:

 
 

Number of participants: 6

- Keene

- Jaffrey

- Keene

- Jaffrey

- KEENE

- Winchester

 
 
80.

Please provide a short description or your company’s business activities:

 
 

Number of participants: 7

- Footwear and Apparel brick and mortar retail.

- Non Profit
50+ year presence in this region
A huge cheerleader for the City of Keene

- Specialty retail

- Retail in downtown Keene

- Artisan/vintage gift shop, classroom , gallery

- Real Estate, Construction, Property Management, Renovation, Relocation, General Contractor

- Agricultural business, growing and selling 30 acres of certified organic produce annually.

 
 
81.

What is the legal form of the entity overseeing your work?

 
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Number of participants: 8

- (0.0%): Corporation

6 (75.0%): Limited Liability Company

- (0.0%): Assumed Business Name/DBA

- (0.0%): Coop

1 (12.5%): Nonprofit

1 (12.5%): Other

 
 
82.

Demographic Details

 
 

Number of participants: 6

  1. column
Age - 13-90
- 65
- 57
- 46
- 25
- 47
Gender - M,F, Children
- Male
- M
- F
- male
- female
Ethnicity/Race - All
- White
- White
- White
- caucasian
 
 
83.

Which of the following best describes the age/stage your business:

 
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Number of participants: 9

- (0.0%): Startup (operating less than 1 year)

2 (22.2%): Growing (2 or more years of growing sales)

6 (66.7%): Steady

1 (11.1%): Shrinking (2 or more years of contracting sales)

 
 
84.

How old is your business?

 
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Number of participants: 10

- (0.0%): Less than one year

3 (30.0%): One to five years

1 (10.0%): Six to ten years

4 (40.0%): Eleven to twenty years

2 (20.0%): Twenty-one to fifty years

- (0.0%): More than fifty years

 
 
85.

Please note the number of employees at your business

 
 

Number of participants: 9

  1. column
Number of permanent full time employees (include self if self-employed) - 3
- 3
- 1
- 2
- 1
- 4
- 2
- 1
- 3
Number of permanent part time employees (include self if self-employed) - 6
- 2
- 1
- 15
- 2
- 0
Number of seasonal/temporary full time employees - 0
- 0
- 0
- 5
- 0
- 2
- 8
Number of seasonal/temporary part time employees - 0
- 7
- 30+
- 0
- 0
- 5
- 12
 
 
86.

Which of the following best describes the annual sales of your business?

 
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Number of participants: 9

1 (11.1%): less than $50,000

1 (11.1%): $50,000 to <$100,000

4 (44.4%): $100,000 to <$250,000

1 (11.1%): $250,000 to <$500,000

1 (11.1%): $500,000 to <$1 Million

1 (11.1%): $1Million to <$5Million

- (0.0%): >$5Million

 
 
87.

Which, if any, of the following certifications does your business hold? Check all that apply:

 
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Number of participants: 1

- (0.0%): Minority Business Enterprise

1 (100.0%): Women Business Enterprise

- (0.0%): Emerging Small Business

- (0.0%): Disadvantaged Business Enterprise

- (0.0%): Enterprise Servicing Disabled Veterans