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The Town of Hilton Head Island is gathering information from our local businesses to gain a more complete understanding of the impacts the COVID-19 pandemic has had on the business community and identify key areas where we can focus potential recovery efforts.

15 registered responses


Name

Answered
14
Skipped
1

Business Type

Response Percent Response Count
Food & Beverage 13.3% 2
Retail 6.7% 1
Health & Wellness 6.7% 1
Other 73.3% 11

Have you laid off/furloughed employees as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic?

Response Percent Response Count
Yes 46.7% 7
No 53.3% 8

Has your business reopened since COVID-19?

Response Percent Response Count
Yes 73.3% 11
No 26.7% 4

If "Yes",

Response Percent Response Count
Full Time 80.0% 8
Part Time 20.0% 2

If "No", why not?

Answered
5
Skipped
10

How have your business revenues been affected during the crisis?

Response Percent Response Count
Down 25% 7.1% 1
Down 50% 28.6% 4
Down 75% 64.3% 9

Have you applied for any disaster assistance?

Response Percent Response Count
SBA (EIDL) 46.7% 7
Cares Act (PPL) 40.0% 6
Other 13.3% 2
None 40.0% 6

What is/was the biggest challenge/concern with reopening after COVID-19? Select all that apply.

Response Percent Response Count
Lack of Staff 6.7% 1
Lack of Customers 53.3% 8
Lack of PPE 6.7% 1
Lack of Supply (food, paper products, office supplies, etc.) 26.7% 4
Concern regarding Safety of Employees 26.7% 4
Concern regarding Safety of Customers 33.3% 5
Other 33.3% 5

What is the biggest challenge/concern with staying open/in business after COVID-19? Select all that apply.

Response Percent Response Count
Lack of Staff 6.7% 1
Lack of Customers 53.3% 8
Lack of PPE 6.7% 1
Lack of Supply (food, paper products, office supplies, etc.) 26.7% 4
Concern regarding Safety of Employees 26.7% 4
Concern regarding Safety of Customers 33.3% 5
Other 33.3% 5

What support do you need to re-open and stay open/in business? Select all that apply.

Response Percent Response Count
Help with Hiring, i.e. a job fair 13.3% 2
Help with Marketing 6.7% 1
Access to PPE 20.0% 3
Other 66.7% 10

Have you added your business information to our Community Business Resource Directory?

Response Percent Response Count
Yes 20.0% 3
No 80.0% 12
Don Rufrano inside Town Limits
June 1, 2020, 5:19 PM
  • Name
    Don Rufrano
  • Business Type
    • Food & Beverage
  • Have you laid off/furloughed employees as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic?
    • Yes
  • Has your business reopened since COVID-19?
    • Yes
  • If "Yes",
    • Full Time
  • If "No", why not?
    No response.
  • How have your business revenues been affected during the crisis?
    • Down 75%
  • Have you applied for any disaster assistance?
    • SBA (EIDL)
    • None
  • What is/was the biggest challenge/concern with reopening after COVID-19? Select all that apply.
    • Lack of Customers
    • Lack of Supply (food, paper products, office supplies, etc.)
  • What is the biggest challenge/concern with staying open/in business after COVID-19? Select all that apply.
    • Lack of Customers
    • Lack of Supply (food, paper products, office supplies, etc.)
  • What support do you need to re-open and stay open/in business? Select all that apply.
    • Other - Being a seasonal business ,we may not have enough business in the time left to make it to next year as we have little to no traffic in the fall and winter months
  • Have you added your business information to our Community Business Resource Directory?
    • No
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