2018 Member Success Survey
Insert description here.
Company Name (or freelance business)
Do you earn income off of the work you do at Hacker Lab?
Yes. I make my own products at the space and sell them.
Yes. I do custom project work for clients.
Yes. My company pays for my membership and I use it for that business.
Yes. I consult or provide services through the space.
Yes. I teach.
Yes. I started a small business at Hacker Lab
Have you started a company or freelance business out of Hacker Lab?
Yes I started a small business
Yes I started a freelance business
Not yet but I plan to
Not yet and I don't have plans to yet
What resources have been most helpful?
Classes and training
Coworking and office space
Community - hiring contractors, peer mentorship
Referrals to jobs and contracts
Estimation of earned income connected to work done or referrals through Hacker Lab.
0 - $25,000
$25,000 - $50,000
$50,000 - $75,000
$75,000 - $100,000
$100,000 - $150,000
$150,000 - $200,000
$200,000 - $250,000
$250,000 - $500,000
$500,000 - $1,000,000
$1,000,000 - $2,000,000
$2,000,000 - $3,000,000
$3,000,000 - $4,000,000
$4,000,000 - $5,000,000
$5,000,000 - $10,000,000
How would you describe your primary industry?
Apparel and sewn products
Building and construction materials
Computer and electronics equipment
Cosmetics, soaps and perfumes
Furniture and fixtures
Household appliances and lighting
Industrial equipment and machinery
Medical devices and equipment
Motorcycles and bicycles
Semiconductors and electronics components
Tobacco and marijuana products
Other (please specify)
How many full-time people do you currently employ?
How many part-time or freelance people do you currently employ?
What is the average wage of your full-time employees?
What is the average wage of your part-time employees?
Choose your top 3 most pressing concerns or challenges in 2018.
Access to capital/financing
Real estate/physical space concerns Finding sales channels/distribution channels Increasing brand visibility
Improving production efficiency
Hiring and training Experienced employees: hiring and retaining Tax burden
Dealing with government requirements
Adapting to/acquiring new technology
New product design/development
Cost of labor
Cost of materials
Export/expansion into international markets
What was your favorite part of being a member this year?
What does Hacker Lab provide that other spaces don't?
What can we improve upon?
What service could we provide to help you/your business succeed?
Would you be interested in joining Sac Made, a collective of area makers?
Not at this time
Do you have mentorship skills you would share with another? Please describe.
Are you a student?
Yes, Sierra College
Yes, Sacramento City College
Yes, American River College
Yes, Other Community College
Yes, Sac State
Yes, UC Davis
Thank you! Anything else you'd like to share?
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