Keith County Business Survey
Over the past year, so much has changed about doing business. Keith County Area Development is conducting this survey of area businesses and working to develop programs that respond to your evolving needs thanks to funding through West Central Nebraska Development District from the CARES Act Pandemic Preparedness and Business Resiliency Program.
If you have any questions, please call Mary Wilson or Lisa Kraus at 308-284-6623.
ABOUT YOUR BUSINESS
Type of Business
Farming, Fishing, Mining
Service: Hospitality (travel, tourism, etc.)
Service: Food Service (restaurants, bars, catering, etc.)
Service: Other (teaching, nursing, personal care, etc.)
Research & Development
In what ways has the pandemic affected your business? (Select all the apply.)
It did not affect my business.
It decreased my face-to-face interactions with my customers.
It required my employees to work remotely.
It reduced my business capacity or productivity.
It changed my business hours of operation.
It caused my business to close for a period of time (either voluntarily or due to a Directed Health Measure)
It affected the number of employees.
It affected my revenue.
Please describe in more detail how your business changed as a result of the pandemic.
My biggest concern related to the pandemic's ongoing impact on my business is:
How many people are currently employed at your business?
The pandemic has affected employment at my business in the following ways (select all that apply):
Employees were furloughed or hours reduced.
Employees needed to be retrained.
Additional employees needed to be hired.
Employees have had to work remotely.
No changes to employment.
If employment changed at your business, what do you anticipate to be the long term impact of these changes?
I expect these employment changes to be permanent.
I expect these employment changes to be temporary (not beyond 2021).
Do you currently have an active business website?
If no, why not?
Do you currently have an active business social media presence or other digital presence?
If so, what are the primary ways that you use your website, social media, or digital presence? (check all that apply)
Online sales (e-commerce).
Marketing and branding.
Share product or service information with customers.
Help people find or contact my business.
If you do have an active website or other digital presence, was it adequate to manage your business needs during the pandemic at the same level as it was before the pandemic?
If no, please explain.
I would be interested in the following assistance or resources:
Operating loan or gap financing.
Assistance with finding new ways to market my business.
Assistance with setting up new ways to accept payments.
Assistance with setting up new ways to get goods and services to my customers.
Improved broadband internet infrastructure.
Shared space (co-working space or shared retail, storage, or other professional space).
I would like to learn more about business resources available through the following organizations:
Keith County Area Development
Keith County Chamber of Commerce
Mid Plains Community College
Nebr. Department of Economic Development
Nebraska Department of Labor
Nebraska Business Development Center
Nebraska Enterprise Fund
U.S. Small Business Administration
USDA Rural Enterprise Assistance Project (REAP)
My business has a need for educational or skills training opportunities.
If yes, what specific areas?
KCAD has partnered with Mid Plains Community College in Ogallala with funding through West Central Nebraska Development District to offer vouchers for the digital "Business Toolbox" courses through May 2021.
I (or someone at my place of business) already participated in these courses.
I am interested in a voucher, please send me more information (please include your contact info below).
I am not interested in these courses, but I would be interested in courses or training on a different topic (please indicate the type of training or subject on the next line).
Is there a service that Keith County Area Development could offer you that might support and enhance your business?
You may submit your response anonymously, or you may complete the following information, which will be used by KCAD to better assist area businesses.
Your Name (first and last name)
Would you like KCAD to contact you to discuss your business needs?
Yes - ASAP
No - not right now
Maybe in a few weeks
If you would like us to follow up with you, what is the best way to contact you?
Thank you for your time. Please click submit to finalize your survey.
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