Hi everyone! I am in the process of starting up my one-man business in tiny Malta, Europe, A beautiful island on the merge of becoming bigger and more developed for every year. I have realized the potential for having an online marketing company here is huge, competition low... So I am just doing it. In the process of the business plan, there is market research – as you might know. I am currently in the process of creating a survey for prospect companies (and non-prospects too) to find out the following – which is the purpose of the survey: - What motivates companies to have or not to have a website? - What makes companies to take the step to invest in something? - How aware and educated are local companies of online marketing The most important in the survey is that the results are ACTIONABLE, meaning, that I can get facts and hints which I can simply work against. I will pretend (sort of) to be a student, so that I can get way more honest answers – as the locals love to assist people who studies. - I am a university student doing a survey for "Internet development and attitudes in the local business scene" – and I will visit the companies personally. This is also a great opportunity to get a company profile of the most likely prospects to use for future selling against them. The survey goes: --- 1. Please mark what is your current age? 18-30 / 30-40 / 40-50 / 50-60 / 60+ 2. Please rate how accurate this statement is: I am experienced using Internet? Very accurate Accurate Average Rather inaccurate Very inaccurate 3. Does your company have a website today? YES / NO IF YES: What type of benefits/values does the website bring? IF NO: What is stopping you from having one? (FREE TEXT FIELD) IF NO: Please mark what would be important in consideration of having a website? NOTE: This will be in a check list form – easily overviewed, just to tick off Improved credibility/Professional image Easy management Creating brand awareness Bring new customers Build loyal customer base Improved communication with customers Possibility of selling online (shopping) The possibility to always “stay open” 27/7 Cheaper & More flexible than print ads Be ahead of competitors Test new products and services Increased sales performance Global exposure & to reach more markets Less or No manpower needed Easily update information Promotion of physical location Increase customer service Cheap and easy market research Training on website maintenance Possibility with multiple-languages Other (Please specify) (FREE TEXT FIELD) 4. If a basic website package includes all of the above, and you would be aware of all benefits, which price range would you consider reasonable for an investment? (FREE TEXT FIELD) /////// END OF SURVEY Many thanks!