[Ask to speak to the business owner. If he or she is not present ask to speak to the firm employee with the best knowledge on the firm]. Clearly explain the purpose of your visit:
IREEP is organizing a survey about small and medium businesses in Cotonou. This is a research project organized by “IREEP” an independent research institute with the objective of better understanding the conditions under which these businesses operate and the constraints they face. The results of this survey will be used to inform public policies. Answering to this survey and the type of answers provided will not provide any direct benefit to the firm. Indirectly, all small businesses in Cotonou will benefit from the survey results, in particular through future policies implemented.
Is the business owner present?
Warning: these figures indicate the number of cases found in the data file. They cannot be interpreted as summary statistics of the population of interest.