Governments in many countries are doing what they can. In Canada, they have already given out grants to many small businesses and have announced more to come. This is in addition to grants to individuals.
COVID-19 pandemic is a traumatic event of a much larger scale. It has caused physical, emotional, and psychological distress, and not just for patients of the virus but for everyone that was affected. Businesses are crumbling and I wonder how entrepreneurs manage stress?
2019 was first promising year for us after 3 yrs of struggle. So COVID19 was a bit demoralizing to my spirit. If not for funding would not still be here. Stayed open, have been doing all the pivots (contactless, PPE, online ordering, updated website, shot a commercial, launched a vegan burger, etc.)- our last piece (delivery) starts today. Staffing has been challenging, and I am really not trying to get in bed with 3rd party delivery.
Around my area, I see that a lot of businesses managed to adjust by switching to online services - such as healthcare consultations, private tutoring and life coaching moving to videochat (which in some cases even helped with reaching a wider base), and all kinds of stores starting to offer e-commerce.
At the same time, hospitality and entertainment businesses are really struggling, and the support the government offers is limited. Especially now that we are living the "second wave" of it all.
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