QUAD CITIES (KWQC) –
The COVID-19 pandemic has pressured small companies to shift how they promote the shoppers. Many fear about their future with much less folks procuring in-person.
“The pandemic has modified all of our objectives and actually expectations. With the pandemic, you actually don’t know what to plan for,” says Sheleigh Metzger, Proprietor of Bling Bling Sisters and Have fun in Bettendorf.
Some domestically owned shops are counting on Small Enterprise Saturday to outlive.
“Small Enterprise Saturday this 12 months is much more vital than ever. It’s important to small companies particularly throughout this pandemic,” says Metzger. “It’s our livelihood and we put our blood, sweat and tears into it.”
Cookies & Desires in downtown Davenport say curbside pickup and on-line ordering has helped their enterprise. They hope this weekend will encourage extra to buy small.
“You already know this can be a onerous 12 months for small companies. We have now all been trucking alongside and making it occur however it’s good to encourage it,” says Annie Dunn-Crouch, Assistant supervisor at Cookies & Desires.
Metzger provides, “Amazon, Goal, all of these large field shops are going to be simply advantageous after the pandemic however so many native companies are sadly not. They aren’t going to be okay after this.”
The futures of many small companies are unknown however agree it’s a neighborhood effort to maintain going.
“All of us are in it collectively and all of us profit from one another in the long run,” says Dunn-Crouch.
Cookies & Desires is situated at 217 E. 2nd Avenue in Davenport.
Bling Bling Sisters new location in Bettendorf is situated at 3203 Devils Glen Highway.
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