What small town people see as their biggest challenges
And what topics they most want help with
When you ask small town people what challenges they want help with, the responses provide an interesting insight into rural areas today.
SmallBizSurvival.com conducted a survey among subscribers and visitors to the site during 2015, receiving over 200 individual responses.
A total of 227 responses were collected online between 4/12/2015 and 5/11/2015 from subscribers and visitors to SmallBizSurvival.com. Respondents identified themselves as rural. 175 identified themselves as business owners by responding to the business challenges question. Participants included 206 from the USA, 11 from Canada and 10 from other international locations.
You can also download a PDF report with more details on the survey results.
What next? Action steps you can take
Using these survey results, Becky McCray developed a special set of action steps you can take to shape the future of your town or the towns you serve. If you’d like a copy, we’ll also make sure you get weekly newsletters from Becky and Deb Brown with ongoing support for your small town projects. Sign up here to get the action steps.
These are available for use in blog posts or articles about the survey. They should link back to this page: http://smallbizsurvival.com/ruralchallenge
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About Small Biz Survival
SmallBizSurvival.com is focused on rural small business. It was founded January 14, 2006 by Becky McCray from a small town in Oklahoma. It has been ranked in the top 30 small business blogs worldwide by Invesp BlogRank and BizHumm. McCray has been named one of the Power Players in Technology Business Media in 2013 and a Small Business Influencer Journalist in 2011, 2012, 2013, and 2014. She own a retail business in a small town and a cattle ranch together with her husband. She provides practical steps you can put into action right away to shape the future of your town.
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