Downtown Sioux City Businesses and the Impact of COVID-19
We are seeking information from downtown business owners about the challenges they’re facing as a result of the COVID-19 public health emergency. Please answer these questions as openly and honestly as you can. Your answers will help us understand the challenges businesses are facing, inform policymakers and philanthropists about needs stemming from this crisis, identify best practices in adapting to the new challenges we are all facing and to prepare for recovery.
Several questions were designed or used from surveys conducted by Main Street America and other downtown organizations across the nation. The results of this survey will only be presented in a collective form. All personal information and individual responses will be kept confidential.
This survey will be open for participation through 5pm on Friday, April 17th.
Updates and resources can be found on the Downtown Partners website
and on our Facebook page
What kind of business do you operate?
Food Service (Restaurant, Bar, Cafe, Coffee, etc.)
Professional Services (banking, legal, architecture, real estate, etc.)
Personal Care (salon, tattoo, barbershop, fitness, etc.)
How long has your business been in operation?
Less than a year
More than 10 years
How many people does your business employ?
More than 20 employees
How many of your employees are at risk of unemployment and/or layoffs as a result of the coronavirus?
More than 20 employees
How has your business revenue changed since COVID-19 became a widespread concern in early March 2020?
Revenue has been normal
Decreased 0 - 25%
Decreased 26% - 50%
Decreased 51% - 75%
Decreased by more than 75%
Increased 0 - 25%
Increased 26% - 50%
Increased 51% - 75%
Increased by more than 75%
If your business has an online sales component, approximately what portion of your overall revenue comes from online sales?
0 - 25%
26% - 50%
51% - 75%
More than 75%
How has COVID-19 affected your business? (Please check all that apply)
Supply chain disruptions
Off-site working options
Reduced participation at gatherings and events
Change of business hours
Complete business closure
Added expenses to mitigate public safety risks (cleaning supplies, gloves, masks, etc.)
Change in insurance rate
Employee layoffs/workforce displacement
Change of business model
Loss of revenue
If business disruption continues at the current rate, how soon will your business be at risk of closing permanently?
Less than one month
More than five months
Not a concern
Have you applied for state/federal funding support for your business?
Not yet, planning on it!
How much total financial support did you apply for and/or receive?
Less than $5,000
$5,000 - $15,000
$15,000 - $30,000
$30,000 - $60,000
$60,000 - $120,000
$120,000 - $240,000
$240,000 - $480,000
$480,000 - $960,000
More than $960,000
At this time, what are you most concerned about? (Please choose all that apply)
Making payroll this pay period and beyond
Losing work (clients, projects, sales)
Paying this month's rent/mortgage
Employee's financial welfare
Accessing government support related to the COVID-19 public health emergency
What types of assistance would be most helpful to your business? (Please check all that apply)
How to protect my employees from COVID-19
How to protect my customers from COVID-19
Immediate guidance on how to modify my business model
Information on costs and risks for providing new services like delivery
Information on financial assistance over the next 90 days
Technical training on social media
Penalty-free extensions on expenses (rent, utilities, supplies, inventory, etc.)
Information on succession planning
Technical training on website development and e-commerce
May we email/call you for a follow-up to this survey?
What email address would you like us to use?
What phone number would you like us to use?
Any additional comments or suggestions as we prepare for recovery in downtown?
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