Our Phase 2 COVID Impact Survey was completed earlier in 2021 in collaboration with our partners – the Florida Chamber Foundation, CareerSource Florida, and UWF Haas Center. We surveyed more than 1,100 respondents, more than half of which were current or former Florida SBDC Network clients. Nearly two-thirds of our clients reported that the Network was very or extremely important in their ability to recover – 85% of all clients said that were important in some way.
While survey respondents still reported that COVID had left serious negative effects across their businesses, overall most respondents reported improving metrics and some more optimistic outlooks compared to our Phase 1 findings. Businesses reported that over the next six months they would likely need to increase their sales and marketing, obtain financial assistance, and hire new employees. Explore all of our findings at the link below.