Polls & Data

Previous Poll Results:

November 25th, 2020

Which of the following platforms do you want to begin using/focusing more of for your business products and/or services?
TikTok
10%
1
Instagram
40%
4
Twitter
0%
0
Facebook
20%
2
LinkedIn
50%
5
MailChimp
0%
0
YouTube
0%
0
SnapChat
10%
1
Constant Contact
20%
2

November 18th, 2020

What Does Your Small Business Do for Black Friday? (Pick up to 3)
Run a sale or promotion
50%
1
Spend more on advertising
0%
0
Nothing different that day
50%
1
Stay open extended hours
0%
0
Hire additional staff
0%
0
We are closed that day!
0%
0

November 11th, 2020

Do you take measures to protect your business from Cyber Attacks?
Yes
50%
2
No
50%
2

November 4th, 2020

Do you think the Cape & The Islands are doing enough to prevent from the spread of COVID-19?
Yes
75%
9
No
25%
3

October 28th, 2020

Which of the following do you feel is the worst environmental problem facing the planet?
Ozone Depletion
0%
0
Toxic Waste
0%
0
Water Pollution
21%
3
Air Pollution
0%
0
Deforestation
21%
3
Global Warming
57%
8

October 21st, 2020

What do you think is the best form of Renewable Energy?
Solar Energy
58%
7
Wind Energy
17%
2
Hydroelectric Power
17%
2
Biomass Energy
0%
0
Geothermal Energy
0%
0
Ocean Energy
8%
1

October 14th, 2020

How many of the following small eco friendly initiatives do you partake in?
Reusable Bags
80%
4
Rechargeable Batteries
60%
3
Reusable Water Bottles
80%
4
Biodegradable Trash Bags
0%
0
Reusable Straws
60%
3
Shower Timer
40%
2
Compostable Cutlery
0%
0
Compostable Bowls and Plates
0%
0

October 8th, 2020

Is your Business/Home taking initiatives towards reducing its carbon footprint?
Yes
50%
1
No
50%
1

September 23rd, 2020

What is your business?
Seasonal
9%
2
Year-Round
86%
19
Just take Winter off
5%
1
Other
0%
0

September 16th, 2020

What topics are you most interest in learning about for your business or career?
Sales
25%
1
Marketing
25%
1
Human Resources
0%
0
Accounting / Cash Flow Management
0%
0
Recruiting
25%
1
Writing Good Content
0%
0
PR - Public Relations
25%
1
Other
0%
0

July 15, 2020

Would you attend a virtual digital marketing conference this fall that would provide information and tools to better market your business?
Yes
70%
19
No
30%
8

July 8, 2020

How long should a vendor or someone you do business with return your phone call or email?
Same Day.
17%
2
Next Day.
58%
7
Within 2 Business Days.
25%
3
Within a Week.
0%
0
Do you follow the same standard replying to your customers?
Yes
100%
12
No
0%
0

June 24, 2020

What social media platform do spend the most time on for your business or organization?
Facebook
67%
8
YouTube
0%
0
LinkedIn
25%
3
Instagram
8%
1
Twitter
0%
0
TikTok
0%
0
Snapchat
0%
0
Pinterest
0%
0
What social media platform do spend the most time on personally?
Facebook
33%
4
YouTube
17%
2
LinkedIn
8%
1
Instagram
42%
5
Twitter
0%
0
TikTok
0%
0
Snapchat
0%
0
Pinterest
0%
0

June 17, 2020

Which answer best describes your work attitude this summer?
Business is open or soon to re-open in the next few weeks. I want to hustle.
72%
21
Summer is here, I plan to work less on my business and enjoy the weather.
14%
4
My business will not be able to re-open until later this year.
14%
4

June 10, 2020

What types of information are you looking for in a company's newsletter?
Industry News
20%
13
Company Updates / Announcements
74%
49
Sales / Specials / New Service Offerings
82%
54
What's Happening in the Community
33%
22
Political Stance on Issues
3%
2
Surveying Customers on Company Perfomance
20%
13
Upcoming Events / Webinars
55%
36
A Letter from the Owner
33%
22
Other
2%
1

June 3, 2020

If you could wave a magic wand, what would you want to improve most about your business?
Cash Flow
59%
10
Credibility/Online Presence/Thought Leadership
24%
4
Customer Service
6%
1
Training/Processes
12%
2

May 27, 2020

Do you become friends with your clients on Facebook/Instagram?
Yes
75%
12
No
25%
4

May 20, 2020

If you could wave a magic wand, and safely resume "normal life", what would you be most excited about?
Barber / Salon
5%
2
Gym / Fitness
10%
4
Live Events
18%
7
Dining
13%
5
Friend Gatherings
40%
16
Registry of Motor Vehicles
3%
1
Back to School!!
0%
0
Other
13%
5

 

Other: “Not wearing a mask” , “Going to the bar at Tiki Port” , “sitting at a bar w/ besties” , “Day care opening” , “Being able to hug my family and GRANDCHILDREN!!🙏👍❤️”

May 13, 2020

Where are you finding inspiration that will help your business?
Friends/Colleagues
47%
7
Social Media
40%
6
Trusted Blogs / Websites
20%
3
Webinars
53%
8
Introspection
33%
5
Industry leaders
33%
5
Technology
20%
3
Business Mentors
40%
6
Other
7%
1

May 6, 2020

Which personality trait has helped your business most during lock down?
Discipline
6%
1
Ingenuity
6%
1
Innovation
0%
0
Curiosity
0%
0
Creativity
13%
2
Flexiblity
38%
6
Humor
6%
1
Other
31%
5

Other: Agility, Empathy, Consistently Showing Up

April 29, 2020

What is the most challenging aspect of your business during this time?
Uncertainty of future prospects
42%
5
Concern for employees
8%
1
Lack of income
0%
0
Need to change strategy due to circumstances
33%
4
Need to reinvent business
17%
2

April 22, 2020

How do you stay focused on your business during this time?
I'm sticking to my regular work day routine as much as possible.
56%
10
I'm using the extra time to brainstorm ways to make my business better.
61%
11
I'm researching the latest technology that can grow my business.
44%
8
I'm looking for ways to obtain financing keep my business going.
39%
7
I'm keeping in touch with my employees to find out what they need most.
39%
7
Other
6%
1

April 15, 2020

How are you communicating with your customers right now?
Phone Calls
69%
9
Text Message
46%
6
Video Conferencing
54%
7
Personal Emails
69%
9
Newsletters
38%
5
Social Media
77%
10
Website
62%
8
I'm not
0%
0
Other
0%
0

April 10, 2020

Would you be interested in any educational webinars/how to?
No, I prefer in person educational events.
0%
0
Yes - Constant Contact
8%
2
Yes - Human Resources
12%
3
Yes - Bookkeeping or Accounting
12%
3
Yes - How to Communicate to my customers during a Pandemic (PR and Communication)
40%
10
Yes - Facebook
32%
8
Yes - Instagram
36%
9
Yes - LinkedIn
20%
5
Yes - Search Engine Optimization
40%
10
Yes - Google Analytics
48%
12
Yes - General - What type of marketing is right for my business?
36%
9
Other: Please write your idea:
8%
2

April 2, 2020

Are you actively pursuing new business?
Yes, I am actively pursuing new business
78%
36
I want to but I'm not sure how to at this point in time
9%
4
No, I don't think it's appropriate at this time to market my business now
13%
6
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