On today’s show, we cover a little bit of a local community update and discuss what’s going on here on the Eastern Shore. Also, Jeff and Joani discuss what’s been going on in the markets lately, from oil prices, to Disney to meat shortages & much more. Finally, we talk about a recent consumer sentiment survey that may have some good insights for Small Business owners out there.
Disclaimer: Please do not take advice from me on this show. As a licensed Fiduciary I am only allowed to give advice to clients. So unless you’re a client I can’t give you advice because I don’t know you. So think of this as helpful hints and education only. And please before implementing any information or ideas you hear on this show always consult your legal adviser, your tax adviser, and your financial adviser………….right? that’s just common sense.
(6:07) A discussion on current market updates:
(13:30) A study on understanding U.S. Consumer Sentiment during the Coronavirus pandemic by Win Big Media, owned by Phillip Stutts
This research serves to shed light on both actions being taken and concerns being felt by consumers around covid-19 and its impacts on everyday lives.
Some interesting highlights:
~The ‘Instagram economy’ is essentially dead because of how egocentric it comes off
~95% of respondents were at least moderately concerned about the economic affects due to the coronavirus pandemic.
~33% of the respondents said that they would increase the amount of home improvement/DIY projects they do during the quarantine
~53% of folks are increasing the time they spend on personal hobbies
~43% of folks said they would postpone dental and/or medical appointments. From a business standpoint, that can be a huge hit!
~From where are folks primarily getting their news from? 21% of folks are consuming news from their local stations.
~Personal Values- #1 was helping and caring for your family and friends #2 was keeping your self safe #3 trust and safety