Pivoting, profiting: businesses coast to coast turn on a dimeJuly 14, 2020 4:01 pm Leave your thoughts
In this post, I have collected some stories from across the country to help inspire you. Our customers are business owners and managers. You and I are faced with these kinds of challenges. As I promised on March 23 when I made this video, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TMhr7_-fyiE , many business leaders will adapt quickly. And they have. I want us all to focus on how we can change and thrive in our new environment. There are things we can do! There are new opportunities. Don’t look back, look ahead. And draw on the thinking and can-do spirit that other successful business owners exemplify.
Quick-thinking business owners outflank the pandemic
Cafes become grocery stores overnight
An entrepreneur couple in New York, running two restaurants and a bar, turned the whole operation into a grocery store. Abby and Paul Sieros replaced tables and chairs with shelving and refrigerators. Their Forgetmenot bar quickly became a neighborhood grocery store. Across the East River in Brooklyn the Clementine Bakery made similar changes in less than 24 hours. Their bakery and vegan cafe added fresh produce, fresh local bread, and protective gloves to their offerings. They even supplied high-demand items like toilet paper. https://apnews.com/821d4f8db9c48bb4aa7035c5fd3513cb
Across the country, “if Starbucks and a Mexican bakery had a baby …”
That’s how La Monarca co-founder Ricardo Cervantes describes their establishments, in 12 working class Hispanic neighborhoods in the Los Angeles area. Even though Cervantes and Alfredo Livas expect revenues to be down 40% this year, they’ve made quick changes and kept all but 10% of their workforce employed so far. They’ve added pick-up and takeout, reduced costs and management salaries, and expanded into essential groceries like milk, butter, flour, toilet paper and bleach.
Guerrilla Tacos is selling “emergency kits” with a roll of toilet paper and supplies for 40 tacos. If you click on the link you also will find options that include 30 eggs and margarita mix.
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