Danville Business Owner Survey
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1.

What is the name of your business?

 

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Required 2.

What is your business industry?

Animal Care
Arts & Culture
Automotive
Banking & Finance
Bar
Beauty
Construction
Dining/Catering
Health Wellness & Education
Insurance
Legal
Lodging & Travel
Manufacturing
Media
Nonprofit Civic & Religious
Professional Services
Real Estate
Retail
Technology
Utility
Other  
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Required 3.

How long has your business been in operation? Please answer in years and months (ex. 4 years, 2 months).

 

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Required 4.

How long has the business been at your current address? Please answer in years and months.

 

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Required 5.

Which of the following applies to this business:

I rent this building.
I own this building.
Required 6.
What are your hours of operation? Please list days and opening and closing times for each day.
 

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7.

Would you be willing to open and close later at least one day per week?

Yes
No
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8.

Would you be willing to participate in uniform hours, if other downtown businesses did?

Yes
No
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9.

How many customers/clients come into this business during an average week?

 

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10.
How many sales transactions do you make in an average week?
 

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11.

What is your busiest day of the week in terms of sales volume? Select all that apply.

Sunday
Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Saturday
Required 12.
On your busiest day, what are your two busiest times of the day in terms of sales volume? Please only select one time frame per column.
 1st 2nd    
8-10 am    
10-noon    
Noon-2 pm    
2-4 pm    
4-6 pm    
6-8 pm    
8-10 pm    
10 pm - midnight    
Midnight - 8 am    
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Required 13.
What are your three busiest months of the year in terms of sales volume?
January
February
March
April
May
June
July
August
September
October
November
December
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Required 14.

Do you know the top five zip codes from which you make most of your sales? If yes, what are they? Please list percent of sales from each zip code in the comments section.

Yes
No
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Required 15.

How do you know these are the top five zip codes? Select all that apply.

I have a point-of-sales computer register that tracks my sales.
I computerize the records of my sales receipts.
I keep a handwritten log.
I know my customers.
This is a best guess.
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Required 16.
What was the gross sales volume of your business for the last completed fiscal year?
$1.00-$10,000
$10,001-$50,000
$50,001-$100,000
$100,001-$200,000
$200,001-$500,000
$500,001-$1,000,000
$1,000,000-$2,000,000
Over $2,000,000
Required 17.

Compared to the previous fiscal year, the amount you checked above can best be described as:

An increase from the previous year
A decrease from the previous year
The same range as the previous fiscal year
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Required 18.

Express as a percentage, how much did your gross sales volume increase or decrease over the previous fiscal year?

 

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19.

In your opinion, what factor(s) most contributed to this change?

 

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Required 20.

What products or services that you sell best differentiate you from your competition?

 

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Required 21.

Who is your toughest competition?

 

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Required 22.

What is the main competitive edge that you have over your competitors?

 

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Required 23.

How long has your business been located in Danville?

Less than 1 year
1-3 years
3-5 years
5-10 years
More than 10 years
Other  
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Required 24.

Why did you choose Danville for the location of your business? Choose all that apply.

Space was available/convenient
Close to home/family
Cost of doing business
"Historic" or "small town" atmosphere
Surrounding existing businesses
Local population demographics
Other  
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Required 25.

What three businesses in Danville best compliment your business?

 

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Required 26.

When do you typically run major sales and/or specials?

 

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Required 27.

In an average year, how much do you spend on advertising?

 

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Required 28.

Do you advertise on radio? If yes, which stations?

Yes
No
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Required 29.

Do you advertise on TV? If yes, which stations?

Yes
No
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Required 30.

Do you advertise in print? If yes, which publications?

Yes
No
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Required 31.

Do you advertise on social media? If yes, which platforms?

Yes
No
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Required 32.

Do you use computers in the operation of your business?

Yes
No
Required 33.

What specific functions do you use the computer for?

Internet, E-mail
Accounting
Database Maintenance
Online Banking
Video Conferencing
Geographic Information
Basic Research
Online Purchasing
Online Sales
Product Research
Other  
Required 34.

Does your business have a website? 

Yes
No
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Required 35.

How often do you update it?

Daily
Weekly
Monthly
Other  
Required 36.

Do you update the website internally?

Yes, I or a member of my staff update the website.
No, we contract our website maintenance.
Required 37.

Does your business offer online purchasing of your goods or services over the internet?

Yes
No
Required 38.

Does your business deliver customer service over the internet?

Yes
No
Required 39.

Does your business purchase goods and services over the internet?

Yes
No
Required 40.

How many full-time people do you employ? 

 

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Required 41.
How many part-time people do you employ?
 

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Required 42.

What employee benefits do you offer? Select all that apply.

Basic Healthcare
Vision
Life Insurance
Paid Time off for Relevant Educational Courses
Dental
Retirement Plan (any type)
Relevant Educational Reimbursements
Other  
Required 43.

Where do your customers typically park? Select all that apply.

I have my own parking parcel.
On the street
In a public parking lot
I rent space from a third party private lot
Other  
Required 44.

Where do your employees typically park? Select all that apply.

I have my own parking parcel
On the street
In a public parking lot
I rent space from a third party private lot
Required 45.

What community events best increased your foot traffic? Select all that apply.

Spring Fling
Taste of the Nations
Fall Arts & Crafts Festival
Danville Heritage Festival
Ferry Street Growers' Market
Holiday Open House/Hometown Holiday Celebration
Other  
Required 46.

What community events most decrease your foot traffic? Select all that apply.

Spring Fling
Taste of the Nations
Fall Arts & Crafts Festival
Danville Heritage Festival
Ferry Street Growers' Market
Holiday Open House/Hometown Holiday Weekend
Other  
Required 47.

What community events have best increased your sales volume? Select all that apply.

Spring Fling
Taste of the Nations
Fall Arts & Crafts Festival
Danville Heritage Festival
Ferry Street Growers' Market
Holiday Open House/Hometown Holiday Celebration
Other  
Required 48.

What community events have most decreased your sales volume? Select all that apply.

Spring Fling
Taste of the Nations
Fall Arts & Crafts Festival
Danville Heritage Festival
Ferry Street Growers' Market
Holiday Open House/Hometown Holiday Weekend
Other  
Required 49.

What three products or services would you most like to see available in Danville?

 

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Required 50.

What businesses would you most like to see move into Danville?

 

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