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Dear Members of the business community:

As the nation bands together to stop the spread of COVID-19, our economy and our businesses are facing unprecedented strain.

To support our community in these challenging times, our partners at
Toronto Region Board of Trade (the Board) have launched a bi-weekly check-in with businesses to stay current on specific pain points and relief measures needed now and during the post-COVID-19 recovery period.


Participating in our bi-weekly Business Insights Questionnaire (BIQ) will help us better understand specific impacts on businesses related to the current crisis, supports needed, and the effectiveness of measures implemented by all orders of government. 


We appreciate you taking 5-8 minutes to complete the questionnaire which will be open until Friday, April 17th 5:00 p.m. EST.

In the meantime, we invite you to visit the Board’s COVID-19 web portal at The portal is a one-stop shop for resources, tools, and support programs that includes Board of Trade Business Advisory Agents available to answer questions via chat.


We thank you for your cooperation during this very challenging time.


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How has COVID-19 impacted your revenue over the last 30 days?
How much has your revenue increased over the last 30 days?
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How much has your revenue decreased over the last 30 days? 
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What measures to improve your liquidity have you taken or are considering, in reaction to COVID-19? (Please select one option per row)

Attempting to exit contracts or delay payments
Temporarily closing business
Merging with another business
Declaring bankruptcy
Permanently closing business
Seeking additional loan / line of credit
Seeking insurance payout
Are you considering any other change(s) to improve your liquidity?
Please specify.
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What measures associated with your staffing have you taken or are considering, in reaction to COVID-19? (Please select one option per row)

Seeking Federal 75% wage subsidy
Transitioning partially to working remotely
Increased staff hours
Increased wages
Seeking Federal EI work-share support
Asking staff to take unpaid leave
Hiring additional staff
Reduced staff hours
Transitioning fully to working remotely
Laying off staff
Providing additional HR resources & support
Reduced wages
Providing training and other professional development opportunities
What has been the impact to your business of working remotely for each of the following?
Staff morale
Staff mental health and wellness
Business operations and revenue targets
What percentage of your staff have you laid off or are you considering laying off?
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Are you considering any other change(s) to your staffing?
Please specify.
How has your supply chain been impacted as a result of COVID-19?
How long do you estimate your business can sustain itself while current physical distancing measures are in place? 

Governments have announced several measures to help businesses stay afloat. What is the most important additional support you require from the government to help you stay in business? Please rank the top three government measures that you believe will help you stay in business.  

Has your business received any rent relief from your landlord?
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Does your business have the information it needs to effectively access the business relief measures and programs recently announced by the federal, provincial and municipal governments? 
Are there any business best practices that you have come across during this time that you think other businesses could benefit from?  
Please describe.
While the COVID-19 pandemic has upended businesses and caused great uncertainity in the global economy, has your business experienced any positive impacts that you would like to share with us?   
Please describe.
Please provide your email address:
Tell us a bit about your business:
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Is your business an essential service according to the Government of Ontario guidelines?
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Please identify which sector your business belongs to. 

Note: The first 2-4 digits of your businesses' NAICS code are identified in brackets [ ]:

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Years in business
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Annual Revenue (in CAD)
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Number of Employees
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Where are your main operations located?
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What are the first three digits of the postal code for your main operations?