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Self-Employment Survey Accepted through Dec. 6

NOV. 6, 2004--Small businesses that were selected to be part of a study of self-employment by University of Wisconsin-River Falls economics Professor John Walker still have a chance to win tickets to the Minnesota Vikings-Green Bay Packer football game in Minneapolis on Christmas Eve.

Surveys sent to selected businesses can be returned to Walker up until Dec. 6. Surveys received on the 6th are still eligible for the random drawing that will take place on that day.

Participants in the study will be entered to win two tickets to the game on Dec. 24. Each of the three pairs of tickets to be awarded include a pre-game buffet and two lower level seats.

Walker is conducting research on self-employed business proprietors in St. Croix County. A random sample of 900 of the 2,100 self-employed small businesses in the county have been selected for the study. This includes sole proprietors, incorporated businesses, partnerships, and independent contractors.

Questionnaires will take about 15 minutes to complete. All information submitted to the study is completely confidential. A self-addressed, stamped envelope will be provided.

Following completion of the study, results will be available to the public in an effort to inform decision-makers seeking to improve economic opportunities in west-central Wisconsin. The results will also contribute to Synergy 2005, an annual conference which brings together businesses, local governments, and universities in western Wisconsin to promote economic growth. Walker's study is also inspired in part by the "Wisconsin Idea" in which Wisconsin universities share their resources to promote community development.

For questions regarding the study or to obtain another survey please contact John Walker at 715/425-3337 or e-mail


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