Questionnaire for Entrepreneurs

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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: 11

- (0.0%): I strongly agree.

6 (54.5%): I agree.

3 (27.3%): I disagree.

- (0.0%): I strongly disagree.

2 (18.2%): 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: 11

- (0.0%): I strongly agree.

3 (27.3%): I agree.

4 (36.4%): I disagree.

- (0.0%): I strongly disagree.

4 (36.4%): 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: 11

1 (9.1%): I strongly agree.

4 (36.4%): I agree.

2 (18.2%): I disagree.

- (0.0%): I strongly disagree.

4 (36.4%): 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: 11

- (0.0%): I strongly agree.

2 (18.2%): I agree.

6 (54.5%): I disagree.

- (0.0%): I strongly disagree.

3 (27.3%): 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: 11

5 (45.5%): I strongly agree.

3 (27.3%): I agree.

1 (9.1%): I disagree.

- (0.0%): I strongly disagree.

2 (18.2%): 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: 11

2 (18.2%): I strongly agree.

8 (72.7%): I agree.

- (0.0%): I disagree.

- (0.0%): I strongly disagree.

1 (9.1%): I don’t have an opinion.

 
 
7.

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

 
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Number of participants: 11

4 (36.4%): I strongly agree.

7 (63.6%): I agree.

- (0.0%): I disagree.

- (0.0%): 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: 11

2 (18.2%): I strongly agree.

6 (54.5%): I agree.

1 (9.1%): I disagree.

- (0.0%): I strongly disagree.

2 (18.2%): 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: 11

- (0.0%): I strongly agree.

1 (9.1%): I agree.

5 (45.5%): I disagree.

- (0.0%): I strongly disagree.

5 (45.5%): 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: 11

- (0.0%): I strongly agree.

2 (18.2%): I agree.

2 (18.2%): I disagree.

3 (27.3%): I strongly disagree.

4 (36.4%): 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: 11

- (0.0%): I strongly agree.

1 (9.1%): I agree.

2 (18.2%): I disagree.

- (0.0%): I strongly disagree.

8 (72.7%): 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: 11

- (0.0%): I strongly agree.

1 (9.1%): I agree.

3 (27.3%): I disagree.

- (0.0%): I strongly disagree.

7 (63.6%): I don’t have an opinion.

 
 
13.

Our CED programs have set the right priorities. *

 
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Number of participants: 11

- (0.0%): I strongly agree.

3 (27.3%): I agree.

2 (18.2%): I disagree.

- (0.0%): I strongly disagree.

6 (54.5%): 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: 11

2 (18.2%): I strongly agree.

8 (72.7%): I agree.

1 (9.1%): 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: 11

2 (18.2%): I strongly agree.

9 (81.8%): I agree.

- (0.0%): I disagree.

- (0.0%): I strongly disagree.

- (0.0%): 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: 11

3 (27.3%): I strongly agree.

5 (45.5%): I agree.

2 (18.2%): I disagree.

1 (9.1%): 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: 11

2 (18.2%): I strongly agree.

8 (72.7%): I agree.

- (0.0%): I disagree.

- (0.0%): I strongly disagree.

1 (9.1%): 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: 3

- I selected I don't have an opinion because I felt I don't know enough about our plans economic development plans to have an educated opinion. I feel we need to do a better job of getting that information out to the average person.

- At the local level, I do not feel those working in the government/municipalities consider those running and owning business

Our tax structure and lack of opportunity deters new families from coming to the region and discourages business owners from staying.

Future CED goals need to address how we can generate a self-sustaining economy. Monadnock's economy is propped up by out-of-state income.

- I don't see CED at a policy level.

 
 
19.

Is Accessing Capital a challenge? *

 
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Number of participants: 11

2 (18.2%): Not a serious challenge.

4 (36.4%): A little bit of a challenge.

2 (18.2%): A moderately serious challenge.

1 (9.1%): A huge challenge.

2 (18.2%): I don’t know.

 
 
20.

Is Finding Skilled Workers a challenge? *

 
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Number of participants: 11

1 (9.1%): Not a serious challenge.

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

5 (45.5%): A moderately serious challenge.

2 (18.2%): A huge challenge.

3 (27.3%): I don’t know.

 
 
21.

Is Retaining Workers a challenge? *

 
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Number of participants: 11

2 (18.2%): Not a serious challenge.

3 (27.3%): A little bit of a challenge.

2 (18.2%): A moderately serious challenge.

2 (18.2%): A huge challenge.

2 (18.2%): I don’t know.

 
 
22.

Is Preparing a Business Plan a challenge? *

 
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Number of participants: 11

5 (45.5%): Not a serious challenge.

2 (18.2%): A little bit of a challenge.

2 (18.2%): A moderately serious challenge.

1 (9.1%): A huge challenge.

1 (9.1%): I don’t know.

 
 
23.

Is Strategic Planning a challenge? *

 
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Number of participants: 11

2 (18.2%): Not a serious challenge.

5 (45.5%): A little bit of a challenge.

1 (9.1%): A moderately serious challenge.

2 (18.2%): A huge challenge.

1 (9.1%): I don’t know.

 
 
24.

Is Market Analysis a challenge? *

 
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Number of participants: 11

3 (27.3%): Not a serious challenge.

2 (18.2%): A little bit of a challenge.

3 (27.3%): A moderately serious challenge.

2 (18.2%): A huge challenge.

1 (9.1%): I don’t know.

 
 
25.

Is Marketing/Advertising a challenge? *

 
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Number of participants: 11

3 (27.3%): Not a serious challenge.

4 (36.4%): A little bit of a challenge.

3 (27.3%): A moderately serious challenge.

1 (9.1%): A huge challenge.

- (0.0%): I don’t know.

 
 
26.

Is Increasing Sales a challenge? *

 
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Number of participants: 11

2 (18.2%): Not a serious challenge.

2 (18.2%): A little bit of a challenge.

5 (45.5%): A moderately serious challenge.

2 (18.2%): A huge challenge.

- (0.0%): I don’t know.

 
 
27.

Is Employing Better Technology a challenge? *

 
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Number of participants: 11

2 (18.2%): Not a serious challenge.

4 (36.4%): A little bit of a challenge.

1 (9.1%): A moderately serious challenge.

3 (27.3%): A huge challenge.

1 (9.1%): I don’t know.

 
 
28.

Is Accounting a challenge? *

 
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Number of participants: 11

8 (72.7%): Not a serious challenge.

1 (9.1%): A little bit of a challenge.

1 (9.1%): A moderately serious challenge.

- (0.0%): A huge challenge.

1 (9.1%): I don’t know.

 
 
29.

Are Legal Issues a challenge? *

 
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Number of participants: 11

6 (54.5%): Not a serious challenge.

3 (27.3%): A little bit of a challenge.

1 (9.1%): A moderately serious challenge.

- (0.0%): A huge challenge.

1 (9.1%): I don’t know.

 
 
30.

Are Personnel Policies a challenge? *

 
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Number of participants: 11

5 (45.5%): Not a serious challenge.

5 (45.5%): A little bit of a challenge.

- (0.0%): A moderately serious challenge.

- (0.0%): A huge challenge.

1 (9.1%): I don’t know.

 
 
31.

Is Shipping Goods a challenge? *

 
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Number of participants: 11

6 (54.5%): Not a serious challenge.

3 (27.3%): A little bit of a challenge.

- (0.0%): A moderately serious challenge.

- (0.0%): A huge challenge.

2 (18.2%): I don’t know.

 
 
32.

Is High Speed Internet a challenge? *

 
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Number of participants: 11

2 (18.2%): Not a serious challenge.

2 (18.2%): A little bit of a challenge.

2 (18.2%): A moderately serious challenge.

4 (36.4%): A huge challenge.

1 (9.1%): I don’t know.

 
 
33.

Is Affordable Space a challenge? *

 
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Number of participants: 11

2 (18.2%): Not a serious challenge.

5 (45.5%): A little bit of a challenge.

2 (18.2%): A moderately serious challenge.

- (0.0%): A huge challenge.

2 (18.2%): I don’t know.

 
 
34.

Is Regulation – new minimum wage a challenge? *

 
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Number of participants: 11

4 (36.4%): Not a serious challenge.

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

3 (27.3%): A moderately serious challenge.

2 (18.2%): A huge challenge.

2 (18.2%): I don’t know.

 
 
35.

Is Regulation – mandatory sick leave a challenge? *

 
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Number of participants: 11

5 (45.5%): Not a serious challenge.

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

4 (36.4%): A moderately serious challenge.

- (0.0%): A huge challenge.

2 (18.2%): I don’t know.

 
 
36.

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

 
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Number of participants: 11

1 (9.1%): Not a serious challenge.

1 (9.1%): A little bit of a challenge.

6 (54.5%): A moderately serious challenge.

2 (18.2%): A huge challenge.

1 (9.1%): 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: 11

- Yes, we have poor technology and transportation in our region. Also need to build our local food system - byt that I don't mean build bigger local farms but help support more small farms.

- Not serious

- Not significant.

- I don't know.

- Not a serious challenge. Comcast is available in downtown, office space is affordable enough.
Electricity is OUTRAGEOUS in cost, but is not a huge part of our business.

- A moderately serious challenge. Without a car, this region is inaccessible.

- Our roads are terrible, bridges are crumbling and internet sucks. So yes, a huge challenge.

- Not for my type of business, which is a private practice.

- I'm uncertain as to the scope of this question.

- accessing affordable housing for (potential) employees is difficult

- Not a serious challenge

 
 
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: 11

- Yes, permits in Keene a huge barrier

- Moderately serious

- Yes.

- A moderately serious challenge.

- Little bit of a challenge. Local regulations surrounding signage appearance of buildings are discouraging for commerce.

- Not a serious challenge.

- Not a challenge

- No, I get licensing through the state of NH, and it is affordable.

- Not to my knowledge are licenses and permits a challenge

- fees for very small scale businesses can be a deterrent

- Not a serious challenge

 
 
39.

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

 
 

Number of participants: 3

- Hard to find opportunity to expand business within the area. Only opportunity to make money comes from out of state and manufacture product in P'boro.

- We tend to operate within whatever the constraints of whatever the circumstances.

- 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: 5

- High speed internet throughout the region - especially in small towns outside of Keene

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

- Very difficult to find help. High rents and cost of living make it hard for new workers to come to the area. The area needs more affordable housing and local government needs to recognize this challenge.

- Faster, more reliable Internet

- Not to my knowledge

 
 
41.

Entrepreneurship Courses *

 
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Number of participants: 11

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

3 (27.3%): The resources exist but we have not used them.

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

8 (72.7%): We have used these resources and they were very helpful.

- (0.0%): I don’t know.

 
 
42.

Mentorship (peer support) *

 
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Number of participants: 11

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

- (0.0%): The resources exist but we have not used them.

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

11 (100.0%): We have used these resources and they were very helpful. Delete this filter

- (0.0%): I don’t know.

 
 
43.

Coaching (paid support) *

 
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Number of participants: 11

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

5 (45.5%): The resources exist but we have not used them.

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

5 (45.5%): We have used these resources and they were very helpful.

1 (9.1%): I don’t know.

 
 
44.

Technology Training *

 
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Number of participants: 11

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

4 (36.4%): The resources exist but we have not used them.

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

2 (18.2%): We have used these resources and they were very helpful.

5 (45.5%): I don’t know.

 
 
45.

Entrepreneurship Competitions *

 
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Number of participants: 11

2 (18.2%): The resources do not exist locally.

2 (18.2%): The resources exist but we have not used them.

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

1 (9.1%): We have used these resources and they were very helpful.

6 (54.5%): I don’t know.

 
 
46.

Co-Working Spaces *

 
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Number of participants: 11

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

5 (45.5%): The resources exist but we have not used them.

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

5 (45.5%): We have used these resources and they were very helpful.

1 (9.1%): I don’t know.

 
 
47.

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

 
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Number of participants: 11

6 (54.5%): The resources do not exist locally.

4 (36.4%): The resources exist but we have not used them.

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

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

1 (9.1%): I don’t know.

 
 
48.

Incubator or Accelerator *

 
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Number of participants: 11

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

5 (45.5%): The resources exist but we have not used them.

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

4 (36.4%): We have used these resources and they were very helpful.

2 (18.2%): 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: 11

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

10 (90.9%): The resources exist but we have not used them.

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

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

1 (9.1%): I don’t know.

 
 
50.

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

 
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Number of participants: 11

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

2 (18.2%): The resources exist but we have not used them.

1 (9.1%): We have used these resources but they were not helpful.

4 (36.4%): We have used these resources and they were very helpful.

4 (36.4%): I don’t know.

 
 
51.

State Agencies with Entrepreneurship Programs *

 
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Number of participants: 11

1 (9.1%): The resources do not exist locally.

5 (45.5%): The resources exist but we have not used them.

1 (9.1%): We have used these resources but they were not helpful.

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

4 (36.4%): I don’t know.

 
 
52.

Local Economic Development Department/Division *

 
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Number of participants: 11

2 (18.2%): The resources do not exist locally.

5 (45.5%): The resources exist but we have not used them.

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

1 (9.1%): We have used these resources and they were very helpful.

3 (27.3%): I don’t know.

 
 
53.

University or Community College *

 
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Number of participants: 11

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

6 (54.5%): The resources exist but we have not used them.

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

3 (27.3%): We have used these resources and they were very helpful.

2 (18.2%): I don’t know.

 
 
54.

Small Business Development Center *

 
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Number of participants: 11

1 (9.1%): The resources do not exist locally.

1 (9.1%): The resources exist but we have not used them.

1 (9.1%): We have used these resources but they were not helpful.

8 (72.7%): 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: 11

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

1 (9.1%): The resources exist but we have not used them.

1 (9.1%): We have used these resources but they were not helpful.

8 (72.7%): We have used these resources and they were very helpful.

1 (9.1%): I don’t know.

 
 
56.

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

 
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Number of participants: 11

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

2 (18.2%): The resources exist but we have not used them.

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

8 (72.7%): We have used these resources and they were very helpful.

1 (9.1%): I don’t know.

 
 
57.

Other Entrepreneurship Resource (please describe)

 
 

Number of participants: 1

- Talking to customers and discovering what they have to offer is very helpful.

 
 
58.

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

 
 

Number of participants: 2

- We are working on creating a kitchen that would be open to local food producers to use for value added products, testing etc.

- Incubating/mentorship programs will not be helpful if other more fundamental challenges are not addressed.

 
 
59.

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

 
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Number of participants: 11

1 (9.1%): yes

10 (90.9%): no

 
 
60.

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

 
 

Number of participants: 1

- 350,000

 
 
61.

Ideally, in what form would you like the capital?

 
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Number of participants: 2

- (0.0%): Retained Earnings and Bootstrapping

- (0.0%): Debt

- (0.0%): Convertible Debt

- (0.0%): Equity

- (0.0%): Royalty

1 (50.0%): Licensing Agreement

1 (50.0%): 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: 5

3 (60.0%): Confident

1 (20.0%): Not Confident

1 (20.0%): Unsure

 
 
63.

Grants *

 
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Number of participants: 11

8 (72.7%): 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 (9.1%): I sought this type of capital, and received a small amount.

2 (18.2%): 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: 11

3 (27.3%): I have not sought this type of capital for my business.

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

3 (27.3%): I sought this type of capital, and received a small amount.

3 (27.3%): I sought this type of capital, and it was significant.

2 (18.2%): I don’t know.

 
 
65.

Credit Cards *

 
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Number of participants: 11

4 (36.4%): 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 (18.2%): I sought this type of capital, and received a small amount.

1 (9.1%): I sought this type of capital, and it was significant.

4 (36.4%): I don’t know.

 
 
66.

Retained Earnings and Bootstrapping *

 
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Number of participants: 11

2 (18.2%): 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 (9.1%): I sought this type of capital, and received a small amount.

3 (27.3%): I sought this type of capital, and it was significant.

5 (45.5%): I don’t know.

 
 
67.

Home Mortgage Loan *

 
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Number of participants: 11

7 (63.6%): 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.

2 (18.2%): I sought this type of capital, and it was significant.

2 (18.2%): I don’t know.

 
 
68.

Bank or Credit Union Loan *

 
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Number of participants: 11

6 (54.5%): 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.

3 (27.3%): I sought this type of capital, and it was significant.

2 (18.2%): I don’t know.

 
 
69.

Microfinance Loan *

 
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Number of participants: 11

7 (63.6%): 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 (18.2%): I sought this type of capital, and received a small amount.

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

2 (18.2%): I don’t know.

 
 
70.

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

 
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Number of participants: 11

9 (81.8%): 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.

2 (18.2%): I don’t know.

 
 
71.

Crowdfunding *

 
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Number of participants: 11

8 (72.7%): 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 (9.1%): I sought this type of capital, and received a small amount.

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

2 (18.2%): I don’t know.

 
 
72.

Angel Investor(s) *

 
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Number of participants: 11

9 (81.8%): 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 (9.1%): I sought this type of capital, and it was significant.

1 (9.1%): I don’t know.

 
 
73.

Venture Capital Fund *

 
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Number of participants: 11

10 (90.9%): 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.

1 (9.1%): I don’t know.

 
 
74.

Social Impact Investors *

 
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Number of participants: 11

10 (90.9%): 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.

1 (9.1%): I don’t know.

 
 
75.

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

 
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Number of participants: 11

8 (72.7%): I have not sought this type of capital for my business.

1 (9.1%): 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.

2 (18.2%): I don’t know.

 
 
76.

Investment from Other Companies *

 
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Number of participants: 11

10 (90.9%): 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.

1 (9.1%): I don’t know.

 
 
77.

Other (please specify)

 
 

Number of participants: 1

- Personal savings and leveraging personal income from other business

 
 
78.

Company Name:

 
 

Number of participants: 6

- Teds Shoe and Sport

- Vicuna Chocolate

- Prial Outreach Consulting

- Massage Therapist

- Green Energy Options

- Picadilly Farm LLC

 
 
79.

City:

 
 

Number of participants: 6

- Keene

- Peterborough

- Keene

- Keene NH

- Keene

- Winchester

 
 
80.

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

 
 

Number of participants: 6

- Footwear and Apparel brick and mortar retail.

- Manufacturing and selling of chocolate

- Part-time boutique consulting services to clients looking to expand their outreach: giving to the community with expectations of long-term returns.

- Private practice massage therapy, providing massage service, and no product sales.

- Solar and Hearth Retail Sales Service andInstallations

- 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

2 (25.0%): Assumed Business Name/DBA

- (0.0%): Coop

- (0.0%): Nonprofit

- (0.0%): Other

 
 
82.

Demographic Details

 
 

Number of participants: 6

  1. column
Age - 13-90
- 18
- 32
- 39
- 65
- 47
Gender - M,F, Children
- Male
- Male
- Female
- femal
- female
Ethnicity/Race - All
- White
- White
- Asian
- white
- caucasian
 
 
83.

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

 
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Number of participants: 9

1 (11.1%): Startup (operating less than 1 year)

3 (33.3%): Growing (2 or more years of growing sales)

5 (55.6%): Steady

- (0.0%): Shrinking (2 or more years of contracting sales)

 
 
84.

How old is your business?

 
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Number of participants: 9

- (0.0%): Less than one year

3 (33.3%): One to five years

- (0.0%): Six to ten years

5 (55.6%): Eleven to twenty years

1 (11.1%): Twenty-one to fifty years

- (0.0%): More than fifty years

 
 
85.

Please note the number of employees at your business

 
 

Number of participants: 8

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

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

 
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Number of participants: 8

2 (25.0%): less than $50,000

1 (12.5%): $50,000 to <$100,000

1 (12.5%): $100,000 to <$250,000

1 (12.5%): $250,000 to <$500,000

2 (25.0%): $500,000 to <$1 Million

1 (12.5%): $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: 0

- (0%): Minority Business Enterprise

- (0%): Women Business Enterprise

- (0%): Emerging Small Business

- (0%): Disadvantaged Business Enterprise

- (0%): Enterprise Servicing Disabled Veterans