Downtown Business Development Survey
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To assist businesses and help remove barriers for our Downtown Manistee establishments the Business Development Committee of the Manistee DDA needs your input.  

The information will be used to create initiatives and tools to directly support you in the next couple of months. All answers will be held confidential and we thank you in advance for your time, input, and ideas.  

Please note:  
Members of the DDA Business Development committee include 4Front Credit Union, Chemical Bank, Little River Casino Resort, the Manistee Area Chamber of Commerce, Manistee County Visitors Bureau, Manistee Beverage, Michigan Works! and Small Business Development Center  
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How are you currently communicating with your customers?  [Select all that apply]

I am receiving orders for curbside pick up or other inquiries
I am posting and interacting on social media
I am selling products or services online
My storefront is open
I am not currently communicating with customers
Regarding your communication with customers, do you have any barriers or problems servicing your customers (how can we be helpful)?

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Have you identified customer segments or targeted certain customer segments for communications?  [Select all that apply]

I am targeting existing customers I had before COVID-19
I am targeting new customers
I am working online to attract new customers
I am not currently targeting customers
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What are your business needs or perceived barriers in the next 60 days?  [Check all that apply]

Hard Costs (Rent/mortgage/utilit-
ies/payroll, etc.)
Permitting or working with local government
Retaining Employees
Preparing store for re-opening or utilizing outdoor space
Adapting customer attraction efforts and marketing to a new environment
Applying for funding assistance
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Do you have recommendations or ideas that would benefit the community or help with business retention?

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Would you like to schedule a one-on-one virtual meeting with a business development committee member to assist with possible concerns or barriers?  [Check one response]

Yes, please contact me
No, not at this time
If yes, how would you like to be contacted?  Please provide your contact information.

By entering my personal information, I consent to receive email communications from the survey author's organization based on the information collected.

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