Did your business introduce at least one new, or significantly improved product, service, design, or process into the market during the last year?
Was it one new or significantly improved product, service, design, or process, or was it more than one?
Was it a product, service, design, or process?
Did this new or significantly improved, product, service, design, or process put you ahead of the competition, allow you to stay abreast of the competition, or let you catch up to the competition?
Are you attempting to license, or otherwise sell, the rights of this new (product/service/design/process) to other businesses that will resell it?
Where did you get the idea for this (product/service/design/process)? 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?
Approximately, how many years has it been since your business introduced at least one new or significantly improved product, service, design, or process into the market?
Does your business purposefully innovate or invent things with the intention of selling or licensing those innovations or inventions?
Approximately, what percent of your sales come from your innovations or inventions?
Within the last three years, have you applied to a government agency for financial assistance to develop new products, services, designs, or processes?
Volume 5, Issue 6, 2005
ISSN - 1534-8326
William J. Dennis, Jr.
NFIB Research Foundation
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