Does the Law Serve Your Needs: Survey on the Legal Needs of Startup Founders & SME Owners
This is a survey created by the Law Office of Janelle M. Lewis ("LOJML"). The survey's objective is to understand how startup founders and SME owners view the law and legal services as it relates to their own business development. All responses are anonymous and no personal data will be collected by the survey itself. The responses gathered from this survey will be for the sole use of LOJML and will not be shared or sold to any third party. For more on the privacy policy associated with this blog, please visit https://creatingabridgeacrosstheatlanticblog.com/creating-a-bridge-across-the-atlantic-blog-privacy-policy-as-of-may-24th-2018/ to view the privacy policy.
Do you have a Startup or a SME *
How many years has your startup or SME been in business? *
What is your current role in your startup/SME? (For example: Founder, Co-Founder, CEO, CTO, Owner, etc) *
Your answer
What industry type does your startup/SME fall under (for example, Tech, Life Science, Sharing, Smart City, etc) *
Your answer
Besides your home country, how many other countries is your startup/SME actively doing business in? *
Do you use legal services to assist you in running your startup/SME? *
If you use legal services, please briefly describe how you use it (for example, to review contracts, register trademarks, form a corporation, etc).
Your answer
If you operate your startup/SME abroad, do you use lawyers from the countries you operate? *
If you use lawyers from other countries, please briefly describe what services you retain (for example, contract drafting, contract review, patent registrations, corporate formation, etc).
Your answer
Overall, how would you rate the usefulness of legal services to your startup/SME. *
Not useful at all
Very Useful
If you could handle all the legal needs of your startup/SME WITHOUT using lawyers or legal services, would you? *
If you EXPANDED your startup/SME overseas, when did you start planning for your expansion abroad? *
If you are in the PROCESS OF EXPANDING your startup/SME overseas, when did you start planning for your expansion abroad? *
If you are CONSIDERING EXPANDING your startup/SME overseas, when would you start planning for your expansion abroad? *
Do you have a business plan for your startup/SME? *
Do you have a business strategy for your startup?SME? *
Do you consider the Law as a tool in Business Development? *
Do you consider the Law as an important tool in Global Expansion? *
If you knew it would support and promote your business development goals - including global expansion to foreign markets - for your startup/SME - would you draft a LEGAL PLAN? *
If you knew it would support and promote your business development goals - including global expansion to foreign markets - for your startup/SME - would you draft a LEGAL STRATEGY? *
Have you ever heard of a LEGAL PLAN FOR BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT and/or GLOBAL EXPANSION? *
Have you ever heard of a LEGAL STRATEGY FOR BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT and/or GLOBAL EXPANSION? *
Would you be open to developing a legal plan or legal strategy for business development goals in your home country? *
Would you be open to developing a legal plan or legal strategy to support your business expansion goals overseas? *
What countries are you expanding or would you like to expand your startup//SME (please list all below, if none, then say "none") *
Your answer
What country did you start your startup/SME? *
Your answer
Is your startup/SME: *
Is your startup/SME: *
Do you see a connection between the Law and pitching your startup/SME for funding? *
Do you see a connection between the Law and marketing your startup/SME? *
Do you see a connection between the Law and scaling your startup or growing your SME? *
Do you see a connection between the Law and developing your product or service (product/service development)? *
Do you see a connection between the Law and the ultimate success of your startup/SME? *
How could legal services better serve your business objectives for your startup/SME?
Your answer
Thank you for taking the time to complete this survey. Your responses are very much appreciated in the ongoing effort to transform the legal services to meet the legal needs of global entrepreneurs. Many thanks from the Law Office of Janelle M. Lewis.
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