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Creativity is the Right Businesses Model for Corona

Creativity is the Right Businesses Model for Corona

With the coronavirus lockdown now entering its 10th week, New York City business owners have gotten creative in their attempts to keep customers engaged and buying.

Restaurants remain closed for dining in, but almost all eateries have adopted delivery systems to bring food to diners at home.

Amy Schiappa, the owner of two hair salons in Brooklyn and Manhattan, started selling “color care packages” for customers. She sends each of her clients the customized formulas of their hair color, detailed instructions, and a personal message.

Cleaning services have had to rethink their business model as most homeowners limit people coming into their homes. Aman for Home, for example, transitioned to offering sterilization and disinfection services for the high-traffic areas (entrance ways) of public buildings still in use.

Many recreational stores like toy stores, which rely on customers’ browsing, are now offering virtual shopping. Kids and adults can “walk” through the store via video chat and then opt for curbside pickup or home delivery.

Health and fitness outfits, like gyms and yoga studios, are offering live-streamed classes. New York’s Grassroots Fitness Project  launched new virtual-based classes for kids, in the form of 45-minute video classes, capped at eight children per class.

Small businesses have been the hardest hit by the coronavirus- restrictions. But they are also proving to be clever and resilient. Customers are desperate for “creature comforts” and are happy to see their favorite shops and local businesses providing the services they need.

Female Small Business Owners More Optimistic

2020 is looking promising for female small business owners. According to a newly released Bank of America Small Business Owner Report Survey for 2019, 84% of women small business owners expect year-over-year growth. The data also suggests that more women small business owners than men: Have plans for expansion (73% v 66%) Expect revenue to increase… Continue Reading

New York’s Independent Store Owners Celebrate Shopping Small

New York’s independently owned shops took part in “Small Business Saturday” on November 30, 2019. This annual event, on the Saturday after Thanksgiving, was created to give level the competitive holiday retail field for small businesses. This year marks the 10th anniversary of “Shop Small” and thousands of Manhattan businesses offered sales and discounts throughout… Continue Reading

5 New Year’s Resolutions for Small Businesses

New Year’s is a time of new beginnings, and there is no better time to improve your business. Take advantage of the momentum and enthusiasm that generally come with new beginnings, and get your small business in gear with these five resolutions: File all legal paperwork. Go through the endless stacks of documents that have… Continue Reading

Digital Tools in the Small Business World

USA Today Money’s Smart Small Business series focuses on expanding small firms and their tactics, challenges and triumphs. Reuben Canada, founder and CEO of Canada Enterprises, explains why digital tools have a significant role in small business growth today. He explains that he uses several social media platforms, including Facebook, Twitter, and Youtube to promote… Continue Reading

Small Businesses Support Sun Life Stadium

Small businesses are supporting the modernization of South Florida’s Sun Life Stadium. The Miami Dolphins are hoping to gain public funding as well. According to the team, small businesses are hoping to benefit benefit from a sale tax rebate and a Miami-Dade County hotel tax are approved to fund the stadium improvements. “It just helps… Continue Reading

Small Business Advice for Natural Disasters

This year has seen its fair share of natural disasters, including the two storms Sandy and Nemo. Now, the United States are preparing for winter storm ‘Q’, which is expected to hit at the end of the week. These incidents have a direct impact on business throughout the country. Small businesses are especially affected. According… Continue Reading