Cambridge Local First: COVID-19 Impact Survey
Friends and partners:
In the midst of this health and economic crisis, Cambridge Local First is working with other local business association to gather information about our business district that could be helpful in advocating for future resources. The Central Square BID in conjunction with 8 other BIDS (Business Improvement Districts) created the following survey, and other business associations, including the East Cambridge Business Association (ECBA), are using it. Please take a moment and help us collect some information we can collectively share with city and state elected officials emphasizing the need for decisive action now regarding emergency relief.
We hope to submit this on Monday, and have kept the survey as brief as possible, so we can fast track our advocacy. In the interest of time, we've made all questions optional, except name and business or organization.
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First and Last Name
Business or Organization
Neighborhood of your business?
Years in business?
Has your business or organization felt the effects of COVID-19?
Describe the nature of impact
Investment to accommodate new safety protocols
Cancellations of development events
Decline in philanthropic giving
At this rate, could your business/organization operate for the duration of the state of emergency, assuming it goes through May?
How many people do you employ?
How many are hourly workers?
Describe loss of business to-date. (Sales drop, cancellations, reservations, extra precautions.) Back of envelope numbers are OK.
Estimated monthly operating expenses
Statement about COVID-19's effects on your business/organization and Eastern Cambridge at large.
If available, would you take out a 0% or low interest loan? If so, how much would make a difference?
Are there other measures we can advocate for to help relieve immediate financial burden?
Waive Meals Tax
Rent waivers or reduction
Emergency relief loans
What others area of support do you anticipate needing in the short-term?
Creating a website with ecommerce capability
Researching and applying for relief funding
Coordinated planning for staffing
Any other ideas or concerns to share?
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