Questionnaire for Entrepreneurs

Evaluation

Export raw data: Excel ™ CSV | PDF
Filter by completeness: Filter by date of participation:
Filtered responses:

1. Filter in question: Coaching (paid support) » Delete this filter (x)

» Delete all answer filters (x)

Number of displayed participants: 16 / 35 | Number of answers: 2,717

 

1.

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

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

Number of participants: 16

2 (12.5%): I strongly agree.

6 (37.5%): I agree.

3 (18.8%): I disagree.

1 (6.3%): I strongly disagree.

4 (25.0%): I don’t have an opinion.

 
 
2.

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

 
.png .pdf .xls .csv
 

Number of participants: 16

- (0.0%): I strongly agree.

4 (25.0%): I agree.

6 (37.5%): I disagree.

- (0.0%): I strongly disagree.

6 (37.5%): 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. *

 
.png .pdf .xls .csv
 

Number of participants: 16

1 (6.3%): I strongly agree.

5 (31.3%): I agree.

6 (37.5%): I disagree.

- (0.0%): I strongly disagree.

4 (25.0%): 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. *

 
.png .pdf .xls .csv
 

Number of participants: 16

2 (12.5%): I strongly agree.

3 (18.8%): I agree.

8 (50.0%): I disagree.

- (0.0%): I strongly disagree.

3 (18.8%): I don’t have an opinion.

 
 
5.

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

 
.png .pdf .xls .csv
 

Number of participants: 16

5 (31.3%): I strongly agree.

5 (31.3%): I agree.

3 (18.8%): I disagree.

- (0.0%): I strongly disagree.

3 (18.8%): I don’t have an opinion.

 
 
6.

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

 
.png .pdf .xls .csv
 

Number of participants: 16

1 (6.3%): I strongly agree.

12 (75.0%): I agree.

2 (12.5%): I disagree.

- (0.0%): I strongly disagree.

1 (6.3%): I don’t have an opinion.

 
 
7.

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

 
.png .pdf .xls .csv
 

Number of participants: 16

5 (31.3%): I strongly agree.

9 (56.3%): I agree.

- (0.0%): I disagree.

2 (12.5%): I strongly disagree.

- (0.0%): I don’t have an opinion.

 
 
8.

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

 
.png .pdf .xls .csv
 

Number of participants: 16

2 (12.5%): I strongly agree.

8 (50.0%): I agree.

3 (18.8%): I disagree.

1 (6.3%): I strongly disagree.

2 (12.5%): I don’t have an opinion.

 
 
9.

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

 
.png .pdf .xls .csv
 

Number of participants: 16

- (0.0%): I strongly agree.

2 (12.5%): I agree.

7 (43.8%): I disagree.

1 (6.3%): I strongly disagree.

6 (37.5%): 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. *

 
.png .pdf .xls .csv
 

Number of participants: 16

- (0.0%): I strongly agree.

4 (25.0%): I agree.

4 (25.0%): I disagree.

5 (31.3%): I strongly disagree.

3 (18.8%): I don’t have an opinion.

 
 
11.

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

 
.png .pdf .xls .csv
 

Number of participants: 16

1 (6.3%): I strongly agree.

4 (25.0%): I agree.

5 (31.3%): I disagree.

- (0.0%): I strongly disagree.

6 (37.5%): 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. *

 
.png .pdf .xls .csv
 

Number of participants: 16

- (0.0%): I strongly agree.

4 (25.0%): I agree.

3 (18.8%): I disagree.

1 (6.3%): I strongly disagree.

8 (50.0%): I don’t have an opinion.

 
 
13.

Our CED programs have set the right priorities. *

 
.png .pdf .xls .csv
 

Number of participants: 16

2 (12.5%): I strongly agree.

4 (25.0%): I agree.

4 (25.0%): I disagree.

- (0.0%): I strongly disagree.

6 (37.5%): I don’t have an opinion.

 
 
14.

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

 
.png .pdf .xls .csv
 

Number of participants: 16

2 (12.5%): I strongly agree.

10 (62.5%): I agree.

4 (25.0%): 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. *

 
.png .pdf .xls .csv
 

Number of participants: 16

3 (18.8%): I strongly agree.

9 (56.3%): I agree.

3 (18.8%): I disagree.

- (0.0%): I strongly disagree.

1 (6.3%): I don’t have an opinion.

 
 
16.

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

 
.png .pdf .xls .csv
 

Number of participants: 16

4 (25.0%): I strongly agree.

9 (56.3%): I agree.

1 (6.3%): I disagree.

2 (12.5%): 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. *

 
.png .pdf .xls .csv
 

Number of participants: 16

4 (25.0%): I strongly agree.

8 (50.0%): I agree.

3 (18.8%): I disagree.

- (0.0%): I strongly disagree.

1 (6.3%): 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

- 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.

- 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.

- The Hannah Grimes Center is an amazing resource for entrepreneurs and initiatives like Monadnock Buy Local help to raise awareness of the important place local businesses have in our economy and in our lives.

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

- 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.

 
 
19.

Is Accessing Capital a challenge? *

 
.png .pdf .xls .csv
 

Number of participants: 16

3 (18.8%): Not a serious challenge.

7 (43.8%): A little bit of a challenge.

3 (18.8%): A moderately serious challenge.

2 (12.5%): A huge challenge.

1 (6.3%): I don’t know.

 
 
20.

Is Finding Skilled Workers a challenge? *

 
.png .pdf .xls .csv
 

Number of participants: 16

2 (12.5%): Not a serious challenge.

4 (25.0%): A little bit of a challenge.

3 (18.8%): A moderately serious challenge.

2 (12.5%): A huge challenge.

5 (31.3%): I don’t know.

 
 
21.

Is Retaining Workers a challenge? *

 
.png .pdf .xls .csv
 

Number of participants: 16

2 (12.5%): Not a serious challenge.

4 (25.0%): A little bit of a challenge.

2 (12.5%): A moderately serious challenge.

2 (12.5%): A huge challenge.

6 (37.5%): I don’t know.

 
 
22.

Is Preparing a Business Plan a challenge? *

 
.png .pdf .xls .csv
 

Number of participants: 16

10 (62.5%): Not a serious challenge.

3 (18.8%): A little bit of a challenge.

2 (12.5%): A moderately serious challenge.

1 (6.3%): A huge challenge.

- (0.0%): I don’t know.

 
 
23.

Is Strategic Planning a challenge? *

 
.png .pdf .xls .csv
 

Number of participants: 16

7 (43.8%): Not a serious challenge.

6 (37.5%): A little bit of a challenge.

1 (6.3%): A moderately serious challenge.

2 (12.5%): A huge challenge.

- (0.0%): I don’t know.

 
 
24.

Is Market Analysis a challenge? *

 
.png .pdf .xls .csv
 

Number of participants: 16

4 (25.0%): Not a serious challenge.

7 (43.8%): A little bit of a challenge.

4 (25.0%): A moderately serious challenge.

1 (6.3%): A huge challenge.

- (0.0%): I don’t know.

 
 
25.

Is Marketing/Advertising a challenge? *

 
.png .pdf .xls .csv
 

Number of participants: 16

2 (12.5%): Not a serious challenge.

8 (50.0%): A little bit of a challenge.

3 (18.8%): A moderately serious challenge.

3 (18.8%): A huge challenge.

- (0.0%): I don’t know.

 
 
26.

Is Increasing Sales a challenge? *

 
.png .pdf .xls .csv
 

Number of participants: 16

2 (12.5%): Not a serious challenge.

7 (43.8%): A little bit of a challenge.

5 (31.3%): A moderately serious challenge.

2 (12.5%): A huge challenge.

- (0.0%): I don’t know.

 
 
27.

Is Employing Better Technology a challenge? *

 
.png .pdf .xls .csv
 

Number of participants: 16

5 (31.3%): Not a serious challenge.

7 (43.8%): A little bit of a challenge.

1 (6.3%): A moderately serious challenge.

2 (12.5%): A huge challenge.

1 (6.3%): I don’t know.

 
 
28.

Is Accounting a challenge? *

 
.png .pdf .xls .csv
 

Number of participants: 16

9 (56.3%): Not a serious challenge.

4 (25.0%): A little bit of a challenge.

3 (18.8%): A moderately serious challenge.

- (0.0%): A huge challenge.

- (0.0%): I don’t know.

 
 
29.

Are Legal Issues a challenge? *

 
.png .pdf .xls .csv
 

Number of participants: 16

10 (62.5%): Not a serious challenge.

4 (25.0%): A little bit of a challenge.

2 (12.5%): A moderately serious challenge.

- (0.0%): A huge challenge.

- (0.0%): I don’t know.

 
 
30.

Are Personnel Policies a challenge? *

 
.png .pdf .xls .csv
 

Number of participants: 16

7 (43.8%): Not a serious challenge.

6 (37.5%): A little bit of a challenge.

1 (6.3%): A moderately serious challenge.

- (0.0%): A huge challenge.

2 (12.5%): I don’t know.

 
 
31.

Is Shipping Goods a challenge? *

 
.png .pdf .xls .csv
 

Number of participants: 16

8 (50.0%): Not a serious challenge.

4 (25.0%): A little bit of a challenge.

1 (6.3%): A moderately serious challenge.

- (0.0%): A huge challenge.

3 (18.8%): I don’t know.

 
 
32.

Is High Speed Internet a challenge? *

 
.png .pdf .xls .csv
 

Number of participants: 16

2 (12.5%): Not a serious challenge.

3 (18.8%): A little bit of a challenge.

4 (25.0%): A moderately serious challenge.

6 (37.5%): A huge challenge.

1 (6.3%): I don’t know.

 
 
33.

Is Affordable Space a challenge? *

 
.png .pdf .xls .csv
 

Number of participants: 16

6 (37.5%): Not a serious challenge.

4 (25.0%): A little bit of a challenge.

3 (18.8%): A moderately serious challenge.

1 (6.3%): A huge challenge.

2 (12.5%): I don’t know.

 
 
34.

Is Regulation – new minimum wage a challenge? *

 
.png .pdf .xls .csv
 

Number of participants: 16

7 (43.8%): Not a serious challenge.

2 (12.5%): A little bit of a challenge.

2 (12.5%): A moderately serious challenge.

1 (6.3%): A huge challenge.

4 (25.0%): I don’t know.

 
 
35.

Is Regulation – mandatory sick leave a challenge? *

 
.png .pdf .xls .csv
 

Number of participants: 16

6 (37.5%): Not a serious challenge.

1 (6.3%): A little bit of a challenge.

3 (18.8%): A moderately serious challenge.

1 (6.3%): A huge challenge.

5 (31.3%): I don’t know.

 
 
36.

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

 
.png .pdf .xls .csv
 

Number of participants: 16

2 (12.5%): Not a serious challenge.

6 (37.5%): A little bit of a challenge.

4 (25.0%): A moderately serious challenge.

4 (25.0%): A huge challenge.

- (0.0%): 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: 16

- Low speed internet is a big challenge. Bad roads are a challenge

- Not significant.

- A little bit of a challenge. I would like another option for high speed internet in addition to Comcast. Public transportation - the Greyhound bus goes through Peterborough but does not stop!

- A little bit of a challenge.

- Parking! Bicycle access

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

- There is a lack of funds for municipal repair and maintenance

- I don't know. I work from my home.

- 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.

- Roads are not always in the greatest shape.......

- 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.

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

- Parking. We need a multi-level parking garage and less street parking like Portsmouth.

- 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: 16

- No, not a serious challenge

- Yes.

- Not a serious challenge

- Not a serious challenge.

- Yes, the city of Keene creates many unnecessary challenges for licenses, zoning, permits, etc..

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

- NO

- I have had no issues with getting licenses.

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

- Not a serious challenge.

- The byzantine regulatory system for hospitality -related businesses is daunting in "Live Free or Die" New Hampshire. Absolutely archaic.

- Not a challenge

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

- Not a serious challenge

- IDK

- 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: 2

- 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.

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

 
 
40.

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

 
 

Number of participants: 6

- Better internet

- High speed internet

- 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.

- In outlying towns like mine, the availability of reliable internet service is severely lacking and a huge detriment to folks looking to do business of any kind. Also, the drug crisis in our area makes it virtually impossible to keep employees, especially in the hospitality industry.

- Faster, more reliable Internet

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

 
 
41.

Entrepreneurship Courses *

 
.png .pdf .xls .csv
 

Number of participants: 16

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

8 (50.0%): The resources exist but we have not used them.

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

6 (37.5%): We have used these resources and they were very helpful.

2 (12.5%): I don’t know.

 
 
42.

Mentorship (peer support) *

 
.png .pdf .xls .csv
 

Number of participants: 16

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

6 (37.5%): The resources exist but we have not used them.

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

5 (31.3%): We have used these resources and they were very helpful.

5 (31.3%): I don’t know.

 
 
43.

Coaching (paid support) *

 
.png .pdf .xls .csv
 

Number of participants: 16

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

16 (100.0%): The resources exist but we have not used them. Delete this filter

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

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

- (0.0%): I don’t know.

 
 
44.

Technology Training *

 
.png .pdf .xls .csv
 

Number of participants: 16

1 (6.3%): The resources do not exist locally.

3 (18.8%): The resources exist but we have not used them.

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

3 (18.8%): We have used these resources and they were very helpful.

9 (56.3%): I don’t know.

 
 
45.

Entrepreneurship Competitions *

 
.png .pdf .xls .csv
 

Number of participants: 16

2 (12.5%): The resources do not exist locally.

3 (18.8%): 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.

11 (68.8%): I don’t know.

 
 
46.

Co-Working Spaces *

 
.png .pdf .xls .csv
 

Number of participants: 16

1 (6.3%): The resources do not exist locally.

10 (62.5%): The resources exist but we have not used them.

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

5 (31.3%): We have used these resources and they were very helpful.

- (0.0%): I don’t know.

 
 
47.

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

 
.png .pdf .xls .csv
 

Number of participants: 16

5 (31.3%): The resources do not exist locally.

6 (37.5%): 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.

5 (31.3%): I don’t know.

 
 
48.

Incubator or Accelerator *

 
.png .pdf .xls .csv
 

Number of participants: 16

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

9 (56.3%): The resources exist but we have not used them.

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

4 (25.0%): We have used these resources and they were very helpful.

3 (18.8%): I don’t know.

 
 
49.

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

 
.png .pdf .xls .csv
 

Number of participants: 16

1 (6.3%): The resources do not exist locally.

12 (75.0%): 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.

3 (18.8%): I don’t know.

 
 
50.

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

 
.png .pdf .xls .csv
 

Number of participants: 16

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

5 (31.3%): The resources exist but we have not used them.

1 (6.3%): We have used these resources but they were not helpful.

3 (18.8%): We have used these resources and they were very helpful.

7 (43.8%): I don’t know.

 
 
51.

State Agencies with Entrepreneurship Programs *

 
.png .pdf .xls .csv
 

Number of participants: 16

1 (6.3%): The resources do not exist locally.

7 (43.8%): The resources exist but we have not used them.

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

1 (6.3%): We have used these resources and they were very helpful.

7 (43.8%): I don’t know.

 
 
52.

Local Economic Development Department/Division *

 
.png .pdf .xls .csv
 

Number of participants: 16

2 (12.5%): The resources do not exist locally.

6 (37.5%): The resources exist but we have not used them.

1 (6.3%): We have used these resources but they were not helpful.

1 (6.3%): We have used these resources and they were very helpful.

6 (37.5%): I don’t know.

 
 
53.

University or Community College *

 
.png .pdf .xls .csv
 

Number of participants: 16

1 (6.3%): The resources do not exist locally.

12 (75.0%): The resources exist but we have not used them.

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

2 (12.5%): We have used these resources and they were very helpful.

1 (6.3%): I don’t know.

 
 
54.

Small Business Development Center *

 
.png .pdf .xls .csv
 

Number of participants: 16

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

7 (43.8%): The resources exist but we have not used them.

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

8 (50.0%): We have used these resources and they were very helpful.

1 (6.3%): I don’t know.

 
 
55.

Business Networks *

 
.png .pdf .xls .csv
 

Number of participants: 16

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

5 (31.3%): The resources exist but we have not used them.

2 (12.5%): We have used these resources but they were not helpful.

9 (56.3%): We have used these resources and they were very helpful.

- (0.0%): I don’t know.

 
 
56.

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

 
.png .pdf .xls .csv
 

Number of participants: 16

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

5 (31.3%): The resources exist but we have not used them.

2 (12.5%): We have used these resources but they were not helpful.

8 (50.0%): We have used these resources and they were very helpful.

1 (6.3%): I don’t know.

 
 
57.

Other Entrepreneurship Resource (please describe)

 
 

Number of participants: 2

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

- Team jaffrey ( use them and they are helpful)

 
 
58.

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

 
 

Number of participants: 2

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

- 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? *

 
.png .pdf .xls .csv
 

Number of participants: 16

1 (6.3%): yes

15 (93.8%): no

 
 
60.

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

 
 

Number of participants: 1

- 50,000.00

 
 
61.

Ideally, in what form would you like the capital?

 
.png .pdf .xls .csv
 

Number of participants: 1

- (0.0%): Retained Earnings and Bootstrapping

1 (100.0%): Debt

- (0.0%): Convertible Debt

- (0.0%): Equity

- (0.0%): Royalty

- (0.0%): Licensing Agreement

- (0.0%): Other

 
 
62.

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

 
.png .pdf .xls .csv
 

Number of participants: 5

2 (40.0%): Confident

2 (40.0%): Not Confident

1 (20.0%): Unsure

 
 
63.

Grants *

 
.png .pdf .xls .csv
 

Number of participants: 16

16 (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.

 
 
64.

Family and Friends *

 
.png .pdf .xls .csv
 

Number of participants: 16

11 (68.8%): I have not sought this type of capital for my business.

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

3 (18.8%): I sought this type of capital, and received a small amount.

2 (12.5%): I sought this type of capital, and it was significant.

- (0.0%): I don’t know.

 
 
65.

Credit Cards *

 
.png .pdf .xls .csv
 

Number of participants: 16

11 (68.8%): I have not sought this type of capital for my business.

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

2 (12.5%): I sought this type of capital, and received a small amount.

2 (12.5%): I sought this type of capital, and it was significant.

1 (6.3%): I don’t know.

 
 
66.

Retained Earnings and Bootstrapping *

 
.png .pdf .xls .csv
 

Number of participants: 16

7 (43.8%): I have not sought this type of capital for my business.

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

1 (6.3%): I sought this type of capital, and received a small amount.

5 (31.3%): I sought this type of capital, and it was significant.

3 (18.8%): I don’t know.

 
 
67.

Home Mortgage Loan *

 
.png .pdf .xls .csv
 

Number of participants: 16

13 (81.3%): I have not sought this type of capital for my business.

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

2 (12.5%): I sought this type of capital, and received a small amount.

1 (6.3%): I sought this type of capital, and it was significant.

- (0.0%): I don’t know.

 
 
68.

Bank or Credit Union Loan *

 
.png .pdf .xls .csv
 

Number of participants: 16

11 (68.8%): I have not sought this type of capital for my business.

2 (12.5%): 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 (18.8%): I sought this type of capital, and it was significant.

- (0.0%): I don’t know.

 
 
69.

Microfinance Loan *

 
.png .pdf .xls .csv
 

Number of participants: 16

13 (81.3%): I have not sought this type of capital for my business.

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

2 (12.5%): I sought this type of capital, and received a small amount.

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

1 (6.3%): I don’t know.

 
 
70.

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

 
.png .pdf .xls .csv
 

Number of participants: 16

16 (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.

 
 
71.

Crowdfunding *

 
.png .pdf .xls .csv
 

Number of participants: 16

15 (93.8%): I have not sought this type of capital for my business.

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

1 (6.3%): 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.

 
 
72.

Angel Investor(s) *

 
.png .pdf .xls .csv
 

Number of participants: 16

16 (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.

 
 
73.

Venture Capital Fund *

 
.png .pdf .xls .csv
 

Number of participants: 16

16 (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 *

 
.png .pdf .xls .csv
 

Number of participants: 16

16 (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.

 
 
75.

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

 
.png .pdf .xls .csv
 

Number of participants: 16

16 (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.

 
 
76.

Investment from Other Companies *

 
.png .pdf .xls .csv
 

Number of participants: 16

15 (93.8%): I have not sought this type of capital for my business.

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

1 (6.3%): 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.

 
 
77.

Other (please specify)

 
 

Number of participants: 2

- Personal savings and leveraging personal income from other business

- Work another job to put into business.

 
 
78.

Company Name:

 
 

Number of participants: 10

- Cheshire Garden

- Jack Daniels Motor Inn

- Murphy's Cafe LLC

- Brie & Vessie

- Vicuna Chocolate

- Prial Outreach Consulting

- The Fitzwilliam Inn

- Massage Therapist

- Bric a brac upcycle emporium llc

- Menadena

 
 
79.

City:

 
 

Number of participants: 12

- Winchester

- Peterborough

- Keene

- Jaffrey

- Westmorelnad

- Peterborough

- Keene

- Fitzwilliam

- Keene NH

- Jaffrey

- Keene

- Keene

 
 
80.

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

 
 

Number of participants: 11

- Farm, food production

- Coffee shop, Cafe, Retail, Wholesale coffee

- Specialty retail

- Handmade children's shop, all on-line.

- 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.

- Bed and breakfast lodging, restaurant, pub

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

- Artisan/vintage gift shop, classroom , gallery

- Menadena is a trusted partner for business owners that need marketing, search engine optimization, and website design services to grow. We apply proven strategies to develop marketing systems that are simple and effective. Unlike agencies focused on various tactics, we start with strategy to help our customers succeed.

- Custom design and fabrication

 
 
81.

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

 
.png .pdf .xls .csv
 

Number of participants: 15

2 (13.3%): Corporation

8 (53.3%): Limited Liability Company

4 (26.7%): Assumed Business Name/DBA

- (0.0%): Coop

- (0.0%): Nonprofit

1 (6.7%): Other

 
 
82.

Demographic Details

 
 

Number of participants: 11

  1. column
Age - 64
- 35
- 57
- 50 ish
- 59
- 18
- 32
- 58
- 39
- 49
- 61
Gender - F
- Male
- M
- Female
- Female
- Male
- Male
- Female
- Female
- M
- m
Ethnicity/Race - Caucasian
- White
- White
- Caucasian
- White
- White
- White
- Asian
- w
 
 
83.

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

 
.png .pdf .xls .csv
 

Number of participants: 15

1 (6.7%): Startup (operating less than 1 year)

5 (33.3%): Growing (2 or more years of growing sales)

5 (33.3%): Steady

4 (26.7%): Shrinking (2 or more years of contracting sales)

 
 
84.

How old is your business?

 
.png .pdf .xls .csv
 

Number of participants: 15

- (0.0%): Less than one year

5 (33.3%): One to five years

3 (20.0%): Six to ten years

4 (26.7%): Eleven to twenty years

2 (13.3%): Twenty-one to fifty years

1 (6.7%): More than fifty years

 
 
85.

Please note the number of employees at your business

 
 

Number of participants: 15

  1. column
Number of permanent full time employees (include self if self-employed) - 2
- 4
- 3
- 6
- 2
- 3
- 1
- 6
- 3
- 1
- 1
- 2
- 1
- 2
Number of permanent part time employees (include self if self-employed) - 4
- 5-7
- 4
- 1
- 10
- 1
- 8
- 0
- 1
- 2
- 0
Number of seasonal/temporary full time employees - 2
- 0
- 0
- 0
- 0
- 0
- 0
Number of seasonal/temporary part time employees - 6
- 2
- 0
- 0
- 4-6
- 0
- 0
- 0
- 0
 
 
86.

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

 
.png .pdf .xls .csv
 

Number of participants: 14

5 (35.7%): less than $50,000

2 (14.3%): $50,000 to <$100,000

4 (28.6%): $100,000 to <$250,000

1 (7.1%): $250,000 to <$500,000

2 (14.3%): $500,000 to <$1 Million

- (0.0%): $1Million to <$5Million

- (0.0%): >$5Million

 
 
87.

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

 
.png .pdf .xls .csv
 

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