No one expected the drastic effects that the Covid-19 pandemic thrust upon us. They never dealt with anything like it before and many people were in a state of panic and fear. We wanted to know how the small businesses dealt with their problems during the pandemic so we took a sample of businesses to find out.
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Checking Into Why COVID-19 Has Made It Difficult For Small Businesses In Many Ways
When we looked at our sampling of businesses, we wanted to know more about three different factors that could have affected them during the pandemic. We wanted to know if they had to shut their doors and if it was for a long time. Secondly, we wanted to know how the pandemic affected their financials. Lastly, we wanted to see what they felt their future looked like and if they thought they could come back from the disastrous effects that the pandemic caused them.
Temporary Or Permanent Closure
We wanted to know if the companies had to shut their doors for a short period of time or forever. In most cases, in fact, 41% of the companies were only shut down for a short period of time. Very few had to close permanently. They had to follow the rules that were put forth by the areas in which they operate. Many of the companies cooperated although it was very difficult for them.
Did They Lose A Lot Of Money?
Many of the companies were very fearful that they wouldn’t be able to get through the tough times that the pandemic caused them. The government did put out programs to assist them and they used them to help get through it.
Will The Future Be Good To Them?
They are keeping positive attitudes that they will be able to bounce back from the bad times. Since their customers have remained loyal, they are very pleased with that. Many of the companies are offering specials to show how much they appreciate that their customers still are coming to them.
Many employees are coming back to their companies. They miss their work and they are loyal to their employer. Since they also suffered during the height of the pandemic, they are looking forward to getting back to normal also. It might take a while but with the positive attitudes that many employees are showing on a regular basis, there stands to be a lot of success that people can have when they work together for a common goal. That is what is necessary when the country is getting back to normal. The need for great attitudes and good teamwork is absolutely necessary for the success of any business.
Making a great attempt at getting back to normal is what small businesses are doing. They are keeping a great attitude and the hope that is necessary to succeed after the pandemic and the extent of damages it caused. Since they know all too well how hard it was to get through the tough times, they are grateful that they can get back to normal and begin to repair and do a lot better in the future. Many businesses know that if they push onward, they will be able to do better than they ever did before because the pandemic is mostly behind them now. They will continue to make the goals that they want to reach and they will find that this will encourage them to excel at what they are doing. This will give them the strength to go forward with great zest and the ability to have the hope that they need to do very well.