United States  

Business Impacts

Video Credit: WCBI - Published
Business Impacts

Business Impacts

Y... several members of congress are calling for a national "two- week" shelter in place order.

"you're gonna lose a number of people to the flu.

But you're gonna lose more people by putting a country into a massive recession or depression." in the same townhall -- vice president mike pence called new york the "epicenter" of the crisis and said thousands of ventilators are being shipped from the national stockpile.

The vice president also said he's hopeful therapeudics will be available to treat the virus "later this spring." meanwhile, the f-d- a announced it is taking action to allow imports of more protection equipment for health care workers and centers.

"president trump touted his administration's work with congress, as lawmakers on both sides of the aisle push legislation to help soften the economic and health impacts of the coronavirus pandemic." the senate and the administration say they're close to a nearly 2-trillion dollar phase

Meanwhile small businesses and people who are self-employed are feeling the impact of the pandemic.

And they're relying on loyal customers to help them stay afloat.

Our cash matlock talks to area entrepreneurs about how they hope to overcome it.

"last monday, we did $7.99 in sales."

Local business owner marc anthony says the effects of social distancing have crippled his business.

"we had quite a few orders cancelled after the university closed, and we were trying to come up with a way to cash- flow the store because business has died in starkville with the university down."

Looking for a way to boost sales, anthony got creative.

The phrase starkville strong has been circulating online, with many starkville natives pledging to support a different small business every day of the week.

Now..

Starkville strong has gone from a popular phrase... to a fashion statement.

"we're trying to keep them employed, keep them working, this is one way we're doing it.

It gives them something to print.

You know, we're trying to make ends meet."

óóó standup: "small businesses aren't the only ones falling on hard times, the past few weeks have been a struggle for self- employed people as well, like the stylists from chromatix on main who closed their doors monday."

óóó "if we're not behind the chair, we're not making money.

It's just as plain and simple as that."

Pam foster has been a stylist for 34 years.

She said she's never faced an obstacle quite like this.

"we're just having to reschedule our clients, we're trying to figure out how far out we need to re-book them and try to help them as much as we can and calm their nerves also."

Unlike other jobs, hair stylists are considered self- employed... making them ineligible for unemployment benefits.

But even though the salon chairs are empty... there's still a few ways clients can help.

"if they would or if they can maybe pay for their appointment in advance for the appointment that's coming up for whenever we do get to do their hair again.

Retail sales, you know, if you buy retail from your stylist, you can always still continue to buy it, and as needed, you know, we maybe could do a drop off or something like that."

In starkville, cash matlock, wcbi news.

For more information on starkville strong, you can visit our website at wcbi dot com.




You Might Like

Related news from verified sources

Business impacts of coronavirus leave Olympic Peninsula’s West End without a print newspaper

The West End of the Olympic Peninsula has lost its only local newspaper reporter and its only local...
Seattle Times - Published

What Jabil and Tech Data are doing to fight the impact of coronavirus

Tampa Bay technology manufacturers are feeling the effects of coronavirus. Jabil Inc. and Tech Data...
bizjournals - Published

Mandalay Resources says coronavirus has had no impact on output to date; updates on protocols

Mandalay Resources Corp (TSE:MND) (OTCMKTS:MNDJF) told investors that the coronavirus pandemic...
Proactive Investors - Published


Tweets about this

Wiitah21

Wiitah_dc RT @gildancorp: Better business means better impacts on the planet! That’s way we’ve been integrating sustainable solutions and energy effi… 15 minutes ago

SheilaB69560160

Sheila Burke RT @TheView: Sen. Ted Cruz reacts to ‘The New York Times’ reporting Pres. Trump paid just $750 in federal income taxes in 2016 and 2017: “I… 17 minutes ago

MrPhillipJHall1

Phil Hall RT @cscviews: Listening to @abcnews I am amazed at the lengths they go to ‘describe’ the supposed adverse impacts of the lockdown in Victor… 20 minutes ago

UTSSocialImpact

Social Justice UTS Our own @VerityFirth, @SonalSingh2 and graduate of our U@Uni program, Wendy San, in @smh today speaking about the d… https://t.co/Ga8Skoyf7V 27 minutes ago

lexdesignagency

Lex Design Agency RT @DIA_National: What are the impacts of #COVID19 on the design industry in Victoria? DIA is conducting an online survey to uncover how th… 34 minutes ago

pbaz14

PaulaB RT @NoProp208AZ: Small businesses are the backbone of our economy. It is critical we support them, especially as they continue to battle th… 57 minutes ago

HighLatitudeSty

Nicole Mölders RT @PoojaGarg5: @BloggingBabesRT @HighLatitudeSty Using the right tactic for one's brand awareness is the most crucial part. It impacts the… 1 hour ago

PoojaGarg5

Unique Ideas @BloggingBabesRT @HighLatitudeSty Using the right tactic for one's brand awareness is the most crucial part. It imp… https://t.co/lbSM9yS2ne 1 hour ago


Related videos from verified sources

Hillyard Cleaning [Video]

Hillyard Cleaning

Gregg Roberts from Hillyard joins us to talk about the impacts the coronavirus has had on business.

Credit: KQTVPublished
Local Small Businesses Are Being Forced To Completely Rethink Their Business Models Amid The Outbreak [Video]

Local Small Businesses Are Being Forced To Completely Rethink Their Business Models Amid The Outbreak

Howard Monroe reports.

Credit: CBS 3 Philly     Duration: 01:28Published
Small businesses feeling impacts of local state of emergency [Video]

Small businesses feeling impacts of local state of emergency

Macon-Bibb is now under a local state of emergency.

Credit: WMGTPublished