Coronavirus Relief for Small Businesses: Creativity and Resourcefulness

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: Jessica Wise

You’re sick of hearing about COVID-19. We’re sick of writing about it.  And, collectively, we’re all sick of dealing with it.  Sadly, we have no choice but to continue to adjust to the “new normal.” What other option do we have? The truth is we were all unprepared to handle a shit show of this … Continued

By: Natalya Bucuy

It’s honorable to be essential. Everyday millions of essential workers show up for work to keep the world going amidst the COVID-19 outbreak. Healthcare, food, transportation and other industries must continue operations to ensure public health and safety. However, in these unprecedented times, many find themselves risking their own safety, health, and lives. As essential … Continued

By: Jessica Wise

“Incredible change happens in your life when you decide to take control of what you do have power over instead of craving control over what you don’t.” ― Steve Maraboli, Speaker, Author, and Behavioral Science Expert Small business owners have had the wind knocked out of them…by a COVID sledge hammer. Just a few short … 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: Shelby Shaffer

“Today, you have the opportunity to transcend from a disempowered mindset of existence to an empowered reality of purpose-driven living. Today is a new day that has been handed to you for shaping. You have the tools, now get out there and create a masterpiece.” Steve Maraboli, The Power of One Today, despite the mandated … Continued

By: Natalya Bucuy

It is in crisis that we get to know ourselves more than ever. The COVID-19 pandemic has made the world rethink its habits, and quickly. People are now forced to stay inside, avoid, public places and change their routines.The coronavirus outbreak altered the way people work, play, and, importantly, the way they eat. As it … Continued

By: Jessica Wise

The coronavirus is hitting the U.S. like a ton of bricks. Lysol wipes and spray are virtually extinct. Ground beef and chicken breast are hot commodities. And, you better get to the store early or you definitely aren’t getting any toilet paper. The harsh reality is that those aren’t even the biggest problems we are … 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