Economic Impact of COVID-19 on Garner Businesses
To help us better assist the business community in Garner during this crisis, please share the impact that COVID-19 has had on your business. Responses are anonymous and private - no identifying business information will be collected.
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What kind of business do you operate?
Food Service (ie restaurant, bar, cafe)
Accommodations (ie hotel, motel, B&B)
Professional services (ie banking, legal, design, real estate)
Personal care (ie beauty shop, barber, nail salon)
Where is your business located?
Within Garner town limits
Outside Garner town limits
How long has your business been in operation?
Less than a year
Would you characterize the ownership of the business in any of the following ways? (Check all that apply)
Minority or person of color owned
Publicly traded company
Do you own or lease your business space?
Not applicable - no physical location
How many people does your business employ?
Does your business have an online sales component?
If your business has an online sales component, approximately what portion of your overall revenue comes from online sales?
75% or more
Has your business suspended storefront operations as a result of the COVID-19 public health emergency?
How many of your employees are at risk of unemployment and/or layoffs as a result of the coronavirus?
20 or more
How has COVID-19 affected your business? (Please check all that apply)
Added expenses to mitigate public safety risks (i.e., cleaning supplies, gloves, masks, etc.)
Change of business hours
Change of business model
Employee layoffs / workforce displacement
Business closures (voluntary or mandated)
Loss of revenue
Reduced participation at gatherings and events
Off-site working options
Supply chain disruptions
Change in insurance rates
Established alternative mode of business operation to sell and deliver products (i.e., online, telephone)
Enhanced secondary mode of business operation to sell and deliver products (i.e,. online, telephone)
How has your business revenue changed since COVID-19 became a widespread concern in early March 2020?
Revenue has decreased by more than 75%
Revenue has decreased by between 50 and 75%
Revenue has decreased by between 25 and 50%
Revenue has decreased by between 0 and 25%
Revenue has been normal
Revenue has increased by between 0 and 25%
Revenue has increased by between 25 and 50%
Revenue has increased by between 50 and 75%
Revenue has increased by more than 75%
If business disruption continues at the current rate, how soon will your business be at risk of closing permanently?
Less than 1 month
More than 5 months
Not a concern
At this time, what are you most concerned about? (Please choose all that apply)
Paying this month’s rent / mortgage
Making payroll this pay period and beyond
Employee’s financial welfare
Losing work (i.e., clients, projects, sales)
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
Information on financial assistance over the next 90 days
Penalty-free extensions on expenses (rent, utilities, supplies, inventory)
Immediate guidance on how to modify my business model
Technical training on social media
Technical training on website development and e-commerce
Information on costs and risks for providing new services like delivery
Information on succession planning
Information on selling businesses
Feel free to leave us any additional information you'd like us to know that wasn't addressed by this survey (Optional).
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