The challenges & advantages of running a rural business

Do any of the below apply to you/your business, regarding the past ten years?

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* 1. Do any of the below apply to you/your business, regarding the past ten years?

Have you made any of the below changes to your commute over the past few years?

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* 2. Have you made any of the below changes to your commute over the past few years?

Why has your commute changed over the past few years? [tick all that apply]

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* 3. Why has your commute changed over the past few years? [tick all that apply]

Where was your business’s first ‘head office’?

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* 4. Where was your business’s first ‘head office’?

Which of the below do you think are better in your rural location than if/when you worked in an urban area?

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* 5. Which of the below do you think are better in your rural location than if/when you worked in an urban area?

Why did you choose to locate your business rurally?

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* 6. Why did you choose to locate your business rurally?

What age were you when you first used your entrepreneurial skills?

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* 7. What age were you when you first used your entrepreneurial skills?

What are the best stages for entrepreneurs to launch their first business initiative? [Tick all that apply]

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* 8. What are the best stages for entrepreneurs to launch their first business initiative? [Tick all that apply]

How do you think children could be encouraged as entrepreneurs?

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* 9. How do you think children could be encouraged as entrepreneurs?

How do you think your local area supports rural businesses? [Tick all that apply]

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* 10. How do you think your local area supports rural businesses? [Tick all that apply]

does your rural business work with young people? If so how.

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* 11. does your rural business work with young people? If so how.

Have you accessed any funding to start or grow your business?

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* 12. Have you accessed any funding to start or grow your business?

If no why?

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* 13. If no why?

Do you have a business plan?

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* 14. Do you have a business plan?

Opportunities for start-ups have improved in my area

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* 15. Opportunities for start-ups have improved in my area

I feel optimistic for my business’s overall growth prospects

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* 16. I feel optimistic for my business’s overall growth prospects

I have adapted my business strategy to prepare for Brexit

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* 17. I have adapted my business strategy to prepare for Brexit

I have managed to fill any vacancies with suitable candidates

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* 18. I have managed to fill any vacancies with suitable candidates

My business signed a major new business deal/partnership/initiative in the past 12 months

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* 19. My business signed a major new business deal/partnership/initiative in the past 12 months

Brexit should have a positive impact on my business

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* 20. Brexit should have a positive impact on my business

I expect to recruit more people to join my business

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* 21. I expect to recruit more people to join my business

I will rely more on digital technology (selling/sourcing online, social media networks, smart tech) for my business to prosper

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* 22. I will rely more on digital technology (selling/sourcing online, social media networks, smart tech) for my business to prosper

THIS SURVEY WILL CLOSE ON 17th SEPTEMBER 2018 AT MIDNIGHT, THE WINNER WILL BE ANNOUNCED ON 20th SEPTEMBER 2018 ON OUR WEBSITE www.ruralbusinessawards.co.uk and via social media @RuralRBAs
Complete the information below to be entered into our prize draw. Terms and conditions apply see website for details.

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* 23. Complete the information below to be entered into our prize draw. Terms and conditions apply see website for details.

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