This is an absolutely scary time. Not only for the virus, but for susceptible populations and small/large businesses. New Jersey has been completely shut down. Many businesses will start to suffer or struggle to even pay their lease or employees. People may be out of work for awhile for this virus to surpass.
One thing I am concerned about is that I am opening a studio location. I have spent five years building my business and brand. This business may all turn to dust in just a few months. I saved and saved and saved to open this store because I believe in what I do and I love servicing my customers. It’s the memories made that I truly love.
It’s so important to support our local businesses during this time. It’s also a frightening as we don’t know what the future holds or entails, as this virus is spreading and taking hold. Right now, all we can do is hold our babies and be there to support our families. Both physically and emotionally. These times are like nothing we have ever experienced. We can only make the best of this situation right now.
I hope that this will be a great year… after all this craziness. I hope that this will be a time to bring families closer.
As far as my studio goes, the remodeling process has been put on hold, since everything is shut down. Hopefully, we’ll be up and running by late spring this year. Only we shall see.
The only thing that I can guarantee, is to just provide the best for my customers during this time. I hope that as we continue on, things look up for everyone.