Small Business Solver Questionnaire What stage is your business in?Please select one ThinkingYou have invested little time and no money in your business. It is just a vague idea. PlanningYou have begun to seriously consider moving forward and may have already taken a few steps, but there is still much to think about. StartingYou have established your own business and all of your friends and family know about it. You are 100% committed to the idea and are jumping in with two feet. GrowingYou are past the start-up stage, but you really want to ramp up your business. You have a vision of a family empire and you have the confidence to make it happen. EvaluatingThere seems to be something missing with the business, but you just can't put your finger on things. It is time to re-evaluate whether the business is meeting your expectations. ClosingIt just might be time to change direction. You need to know whether this is the end of the business or just an opportunity to tweak it. For the remaining questions, please check all that apply. Select at least one.Strategy I'm good at what I do, but I don't really understand the business component behind it. Sometimes I wonder if I'm doing the right things. Competition I don't think that I have much competition, but I'm not sure. I don't really know why someone would switch to me, other than a lower price. I feel much smaller than my competition and don't know how best to compete. Government I don't know what I should be worried about when it comes to the government. Cash I don't know if I can pay my bills at the end of the month. I don't know if I'm spending my money wisely. Marketing I've done a lot of marketing and nothing seems to be working, even when I spend lots of money on it. I don't like marketing, it seems confusing. Sales I'm just not naturally good at sales. Sales is the worst part, I just don't like being pushy. I just don't have as much business as I'd like. Branding I don't know how to make sure that my customers remember me. I would like customers to begin referring business to me and keep coming back. Employees, Suppliers, Alliances, Mentors I think it would be great if someone were helping me with all of this. It is really hard to find good help these days. Investors I think that I need some money to push my business. Time Management I work longer hours than I'd like to or thought I would be working. I never seem to have enough time in the day.