COVID-19 Is Shattering Small Businesses. Their Survival Depends On Us.
At the beginning of March, Split Creek Farm, a goat farm in Anderson County, South Carolina, supplied about 45 mostly high-end restaurants with bulk orders of goat milk, cheese and yogurt. Getting to that number was no small feat: Co-owners Sandra Coffman and Jessica Bell had spent years transforming the farm into a wholesale business in hopes of making it more financially stable. But just a couple of weeks later, all of the restaurants they’d built relationships with had closed their doors. None stayed open for takeout or delivery as quarantines took effect to stem the tide of the coronavirus, said Coffman, leaving Split Creek with just a handful of retail accounts that purchased small quantities of product from the farm for resale.
“Our sales basically stopped overnight,” Coffman said. One week the business received only …continued .
[Source: Huffington Post]