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YBTT Annual Entrepreneur Survey Template

Personal Information:    We’d like to verify your contact information as recorded in the system

Phone                                                                         Email

Building and Street                                                     City

How many dependents do you have? _____

What is the highest level of education which you have achieved? (Select only one response)

  • No Formal Education
  • Primary School Not Completed
  • Primary School Completed
  • Secondary School Not Completed
  • Secondary School Completed
  • College/University Not Completed
  • College/University Completed
  • Graduate School Not Completed
  • Graduate School Completed

Name of Tertiary Level Qualification (if applicable) __________________________

Business Status Information

  1. What was your Business Status at initial support?
    • No Idea
    • Just an Idea
    • Trading
    • Ceased Trading
  1. What is your current Business Status?
    • No Idea
    • Just an Idea
    • Trading
    • Ceased Trading

Organisation Information:

  1. (If you answered Trading or Ceased Trading) Can you provide the following?

Business Name ____________________

Business Website ___________________

Registration Status Yes (registered). No (Unregistered)

 

  1. What was/is your area of business? (Select only one response)
  • Admin/Support Service
  • Agriculture
  • Clothing
  • Community Development
  • Construction
  • Creative
  • Culture, Arts & Crafts
  • Education
  • Electrical/Mechanical
  • Entertainment
  • Environmental
  • Extraction
  • Finance & Accounting
  • Graphic Design
  • Food & Beverage
  • Health
  • Hospitality
  • Industrial
  • IT & Telecoms
  • Leisure/Sports
  • Manual Services
  • Manufacturing
  • Media
  • Project Management
  • Public Administration
  • Retail
  • Security
  • Services
  • Social Enterprises
  • Transportation

 

  1. (If you answered Ceased Trading) What date did you cease selling/trading?   …….(Day) / …….(Month) / …….(Year)

 

6. What date did you start selling/trading?   …….(Day) / …….(Month) / …….(Year)

 

  1. What was the reason for your business ceasing? (Select all that apply)
  • Health Problems
  • Personal Situation Changes
  • Problems with business model
  • Too much effort required
  • Didn’t generate enough personal income
  • Costs too high
  • Competition too strong
  • Not enough demand
  • Poor quality products/services
  • Problems with staff
  • Problems with suppliers/distributors
  • Problems with premises
  • Theft/Vandalism
  • Political/Economic Environment
  • Other _____________________

 

  1. Do you intend to start a business sometime in the future?
    • Yes
    • No

 

  1. (If yes to Qn 8) When do you think you would be able to start?
  • Next three months
  • Next six months
  • Next year
  • Not sure

 

  1. What support do you require in getting started?______________________________

 

  1. Why have you given up your plans to open a business? (Select all that apply)
  • Health Problems
  • Personal Situation changes
  • Problems with business model
  • Too much effort required
  • Didn’t generate enough personal Income
  • Costs too high
  • Competition too strong
  • Not enough demand
  • Poor Quality products/services
  • Problems with staff
  • Problems with suppliers/distributors
  • Problems with premises
  • Theft/Vandalism
  • Political/Economic Environment
  • Fraud/Corruption
  • Force majeure
  • Other _____________________

 

  1. (If you answered Trading) Have you expanded your current business?
    • Yes
    • No

 

  1. (IF you answered Yes to expansion) How have you expanded your current business? (Please select all that apply)
  • I have hired someone
  • I have increased sales
  • I have purchased new stock or goods
  • I have opened a new branch

 

  1. At your initial contact date, how many PAID employees did you have? ___________

 

  1. How many PAID employees do you currently have? (Please include full time, part time and season workers) ___________

 

  1. What has been your estimated increase in monthly or annual revenue in Trinidad Dollars? (Select the percentile that is most applicable)
  • 0%
  • 4%
  • 8%
  • 12%
  • >12%

 

  1. What are the biggest challenges you have been facing as an entrepreneur?

 

  1. What challenged you from expanding your business further?
  • Health Problems
  • Personal Situation Changes
  • Problems with business model
  • Too much effort required
  • Didn’t generate enough personal income
  • Costs too high
  • Competition too strong
  • Not enough demand
  • Poor quality products/services
  • Problems with staff
  • Problems with suppliers/distributors
  • Problems with premises
  • Theft/Vandalism
  • Political/Economic Environment
  • Other ____________ (E.g. access to funding, access to markets, human resources etc.)

 

Quality of support: To help us improve our services we’d like to know what you thought of the support we provided you.

  1. What type of support have you received from YBTT? (Select only one response)
    • Mentorship only
    • Training only
    • Loan Financing Only
    • Mentorship and Training
    • Mentorship and Loan Financing
    • Training and Loan Financing
    • Mentorship, Training and Loan Financing

 

  1. To what degree would you say that having a mentor positively impacts your business?

(Select only one response)

  • A lot
  • Somewhat
  • Not really
  • Not sure
  • Not at all
  1. Which training did you attend? (Select all that apply)
  • One Day Workshop
  • Start Up Weekend
  • Mayaro Entrepreneurial Training
  • Marabella Entrepreneurial Training
  • Blanchisseuse Entrepreneurial Training
  • Chaguanas Entrepreneurial Training
  • Agri Business Sector Training
  • Get Fit for Business/Entrepreneurship Training
  1. Which statement most describes your motivation for starting the training programme? (Select only one response)
  • I wanted to become an entrepreneur
  • I wanted to learn more about entrepreneurship
  • I wanted to gain skills and knowledge that could help me grow my business
  • I wanted help in deciding whether I should pursue entrepreneurship
  1. To what degree would you say that you used the lessons learned in your YBTT training to operate your business? (select only response)
  • A lot
  • Somewhat
  • Not really
  • Not sure
  • Not at all
  1. How likely is it that you would recommend YBTT to other young people?
  • 0 – Not at all likely
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
  • 6
  • 7
  • 8
  • 9
  • 10 – Very Likely
  1. Do you see entrepreneurship as a viable career option in Trinidad and Tobago?
  • A lot
  • Somewhat
  • Not really
  • Not sure
  • Not at all
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