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Business Owner Survey

If you encounter any issues completing this survey, please email or call 519-332-0330 ext 3343.

Thank you for your input to this community survey. The survey is a key component in the Neighbourhood Revitalization Project for Downtown Sarnia and Mitton Village, an initiative created through the partnership between the City of Sarnia and the Ministry of Agriculture Food, and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA).

 The key components of this initiative are:

  • To build community collaboration
  • Support new marketing initiatives in both areas
  • Identify opportunities for physical improvements to the spaces
  • Retain, expand, and attract new businesses to the areas

 Your comments and input to this survey are treated as confidential. There are two rules concerning this survey:

  1. The Skip It Rule - If there is a question that you can’t or don’t want to answer, it can be skipped. Only question 1 is mandatory to ensure we are gathering accurate data.
  2. Confidentiality –  All of the responses will be combined and presented as percentages, summaries or averages in any reporting. Identifiable information will not be collected or shared.

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How many years has your business been in operation? 


What are the biggest challenges your business is facing? (Up to 4 responses)


Do you participate in community events?


In the next 3 years, which of the following will apply to your business? (Check all that apply)


Do you undertake any of the following sales techniques? (Check all that apply)


In your opinion, which of the following is a priority in your business area? (Select top 3)

City of Sarnia Economic Development (Invest Sarnia)
Sarnia-Lambton Chamber of Commerce
Sarnia-Lambton Small Business Enterprise Centre
Sarnia-Lambton Business Development Corporation
Provincial programs and/or grants
Federal programs and/or grants

Is there anything that the City of Sarnia can to do to support your business and others in the area?