Small Business Index Survey
Your Feedback is Requested by Friday, September 28th, 2012
The State of Florida is experiencing a significant economic transition and many in the small business community are experiencing challenging times. As we work to secure Florida's future, it is critical that we know what issues are most important to you. Please take a few minutes to answer 18 questions below to give us your opinion in our Small Business Index Survey. Your personal information will not be shared.
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  First Name*   
  Last Name*   
  Organization Name*   
  Zip Code   
  Type of Industry   
What is the single most important issue facing your business today?
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How many full time employees does your company employ?
How many part time employees does your company employ?
Does your company do business internationally?
If no, are you considering doing business internationally?
What are your company's employment plans over the next six months?
What obstacles are preventing you from hiring new employees?
How will your company's hiring plans be impacted if Congress does not extend the 2001 and 2003 tax cuts set to expire at the end of the year?
Do you have plans to increase your investment in plant or equipment?
Is your business better off today than it was six months ago?
Overall, how reasonable are state government regulations of small businesses today?
How worried are you about regulations, restrictions and taxes that have been put on your business in Tallahassee, negatively impacting your ability to do business?
What do you believe is the top small business issue that the state legislature should address?
How confident are you in the direction our state is taking to make Florida a better place to conduct business?
During the last six months, was your firm able to obtain the financing/capital necessary for your business?
Do you expect to find it easier or harder to obtain your required financing during the next six months?
On whom do you rely most for the information you need to help make important business decisions?
How do you prefer to receive information needed to manage your business?
In order to advance small business issues in Tallahassee and Washington D.C., I am willing to:
Speak with local broadcast media
Meet with editorial boards of my local newspaper
Write a letter to the editor of my local paper or state publication
Testify before state or federal lawmakers
Host a political fundraising event
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