Here’s the thing about supporting local: sometimes people really don’t know where to start. Or they think they do, but they’re not actually supporting local business and startups in the way that could be most impactful to that company’s growth and long term success.
COVID19 has officially thrown all of our worlds off-kilter. Whether you’ve got kids at home for the foreseeable future, whether your income has been affected, or whether you’re unable to get basic supplies you need (ahem, toilet paper), we’re all facing a new normal and feeling its impacts. As we ride out the news cycle and shift towards accepting this new normal, how can we cope in the days, weeks and maybe even months ahead?
We started our company in 2009, right after the massive crash of 2008, which taught me a great deal. For one: run lean. I saw dozens of businesses go under, mainly due to aggressive expansion and overextending themselves. Now, we’re tightening our belt and running lean again, as everything unfolds. We want to make only critical purchases and rely on cash, not credit.