In the last year, did your business use new or significantly improved processes, equipment or software to produce or distribute its products or services?
Was it one new or significantly improved process, piece of equipment, or piece of software, or was it more than one?
Was it a process, a piece of equipment, or a piece of software?
Was this new or significantly improved (process/piece of equipment/piece of software) new on the market or just new to your business?
Did this new (process/piece of equipment/piece of software) put you ahead of the competition, allow you to stay abreast of the competition, or let you catch up to the competition?
Where did you get the idea for this (process/piece of equipment/piece of software)? Did you develop it from scratch yourself, upgrade or modify it based on what you saw somewhere else, or directly copy an idea you saw somewhere else?
Is this technology brand new on the market, or is it an upgrade from a prior model or version?
To the best of your knowledge, how long has the basic technology been on the market?
How long have you used this basic technology in your business?
To the best of your knowledge, is the model or version you are using the most up-to-date?
Volume 5, Issue 5, 2005
ISSN - 1534-8326
William J. Dennis, Jr.
NFIB Research Foundation
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