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Business Survey 2021
Getting to Know You
Bernardsville is home to over 300 businesses. Downtown Bernardsville would like to do what we can to help raise awareness for both home based and brick and mortar businesses in town. We have begun by offering a central location for the community to access resources needed, whether they are other fellow business owners, patrons, or others that may benefit from your products or services. The following information is not required should you wish to remain anonymous, however, the more we know, the better we will be able to tailor services and resources to help. Note, this information will not be shared with any other organization or individual. If you would like to participate in our free business database, you may submit your own listing via the form in the tabs above, or one of our team members is happy to reach out.
Doing Business As
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Getting to Know Your Business
Information about your staff and location will help us provide appropriate assistance for your business. While this information is not required, we hope to receive some of this information from you on a regular basis in order to accurately measure local unemployment rates and overall economic growth. The more we understand from you, the better we can help. All information is confidential.
Do You Have a Brick & Mortar or Home Based Business?
How Long Have You Operated Your Business in Bernardsville?
Less than 1 Year
1 to 5 Years
6 to 10 Years
11 to 15 Years
16 to 20 Years
More than 20 Years
Number of full time employees (30+ hours/week)
Number of part-time employees (<30 hours/week)
Square Footage of Your Business
Estimated/ Range is acceptable if you do not know.
Do you own or lease?
Work from home/Virtual Office
Marketing Your Business
As part of Downtown Bernardsville's mission, we are working toward encouraging a positive image of Bernardsville. We would like to offer additional promotional opportunities for your business through our social media channels, website, and communications. If you are not performing any marketing for your business, we may be able to offer assistance and resources for you to access to begin effectively promoting your business, if this is something you would like to pursue.
Do you have a website?
If you sell products, can they be purchased online?
I'd like to set that up, but don't know how/do not have funds or resources to make it happen.
Do you use any of the following social media sites?
What other social media site do you use?
How often do you use social media to promote your business?
What other ways do you promote your business?
Please briefly list or describe your other marketing activites.
Understanding Your Customer Base
Just like any business model, understanding your market is key to success. With the following information, we will have a stronger understanding of the types of consumers that frequent Bernardsville, how they travel in and out of town, and your own understanding of market fluctuations. This can help us ensure the promotions we help conduct and programs we put in place make sense and will be effective for you and your business.
What is your primary business market?
Business to Consumer
Business to Business
Web Based/ Online Markets
Do your customers primarily come from scheduled appointments or physical foot traffic?
Walk in/ Foot Traffic
What percentage of your customers travel to your business by walking?
If you have an online store, what percentage of your customers buy from you online?
What is your total estimated store traffic?
Before Covid-19, In recent years, has your customer traffic increased, decreased, or remained the same?
Stayed the Same
What do you feel might have led to this change?
Services & Resources
Part of Downtown Bernardsville's mission is to encourage entrepreneurship. This means that whether you already have a business here or are looking to open one, we would like to offer a level of support in the form of resources, assistance through grants and information, and offer other crucial assistance to help you to open, run, and smoothly operate your business successfully. The following questions help us to understand what you might need or want for the future of Bernardsville's economic base.
If the following services were available to you at a reduced rate or offered at no charge, which of the following services and/or resources might you take advantage of to assist you in your business success?
Please select all that would apply.
Financial Needs Assessment
Strategies for Business Growth
Website Development/Online Store Development
Access to Capital
Real Estate Acquisition
Strategic Business Planning
Starting a Business
Facade & Storefront Improvement
As an owner/manager, what resources have you seen other towns provide that Bernardsville lacks?
Other than the limitations of COVID-19, What are the greatest challenges you currently face as you run your business?
Could you describe a success you have experienced in your business as a result of operating in Bernardsville?
Would you like to subscribe to a "Local Business Only" email list?
Correspondence would include details about business resources, new funding opportunities, and other information that may offer assistance to local businesses. You will also learn about sponsorship and promotional opportunities as we conduct campaigns for Bernardsville.
Would you consider participating in a roundtable discussion and/or focus group session to gather additional information about running a business in Bernardsville and needs/resources for supporting/encouraging entrepreneurism in our community?
I'd like to hear more.
Having a live discussion about specific topics can generate new ideas, open up thoughts for unheard topics, and provide a forum for you, a community business owner, to be heard. A focus group would be facilitated by a moderator with specific questions to initiate conversation. The more we can delve into some of the answers in this survey as well as questions we were not able to ask here can allow us to offer assistance in the best possible areas for you to run your business, or open a new one.
Please provide your email (if you have not already done so previously) so that we can connect with you on this topic.
Please help us determine the best time to arrange for this:
During work hours (M-F 9a-5p)
An evening time frame (7pm)
Weekends would be better
Is there anything else you would like to share regarding running your business in Bernardsville?
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