COVID-19: Our Response to Global Outbreak

By: Shelby Shaffer

Lowen Anders loved her job. For six years, Lowen worked as a freelance contractor for an architecture firm that valued sustainability and the overall health of the environment. As part of her contract, the firm offered her a comfortable salary and health benefits. Because offering freelance employees health insurance benefits wasn’t required, Lowen knew how … Continued

By: Shelby Shaffer

March 10, 2020. The date will stick out in Lowen Anders’ head for years. It’s the date she got the call that said schools were closing because of COVID-19. Lowen was laid-off.  Lowen had been a freelance contractor for the New York City school system for six years teaching architecture in elementary and middle schools. … Continued

By: Natalya Bucuy

“Here we go, again!” Lily sat at her dining room table with her laptop still open. Following a few weeks of complete uncertainty, it was nice to at least hear something from Jack.  The famous Hotel of the Future which Lily has been managing for a few years now, temporarily closed its doors. Similar to … Continued

By: Natalya Bucuy

“Never let a good crisis go to waste,”  Winston Churchill said those words more than 70 years ago. But there is no time like right now for them to ring so true.  With COVID-19 sweeping the globe. It’s hard to find a business that is not feeling the effects of the pandemic. A business owner … Continued

By: Natalya Bucuy

Spring brings new beginnings. Spring 2020, however, brought some other things with it.  The coronavirus pandemic came unexpectedly and stopped the world in its tracks.   With it came uncertainty, fear, and anxiety to many American business owners. With social distancing measures and closures ordered nationwide, small business survival became a major issue. On a typical … Continued

By: Natalya Bucuy

In the midst of global COVID-19 pandemic, it’s easy to give into the panic.  Schools and business closures, grocery and supplies shortages, and announcements of new cases of the coronavirus daily have all of us worried. Uncertainty is upon us and it’s hard to tell what will happen tomorrow or even a few hours from … Continued