In a fast-paced world pre-Covid 19, there was lots of traffic, crowded concert halls, football stadiums and busy restaurants and a life full of stress and responsibility.
Now after 6 months of Covid 19, lockdowns and travel restrictions, we are still trying to come up for air. So many of us are trying to cope with unemployment, virtual life and the " new normal. "
Yet here at the family-owned dance shop, I, the owner of Teddy Shoes, Inc. am blogging today to search out that silver lining in Covid 19. Here are some of the unexpected and worthwhile things that we can embrace from this pandemic:
One on one customer interaction with all of my customers is such a wonderful opportunity to have.
Faced with lots of free time due to mandated store closures and reduced store hours, I began the daunting task of inventorying our stock and bringing it to life by adding it to our website so that our can store can come to you.
Our Go Fund Me -- http://gf.me/u/xsfbd6 has been so heartwarming to me as I have raised over one third of my $62K goal. It has been instrumental in our store's survival and is still vital to our shop's future health.
By thinking outside of the box, we are in the final development stages of a digital brochure that will enhance our business development.
A grant from the City of Cambridge has enabled us to get a new carpet and spend money on important marketing strategies.
On a personal level, having the chance to drive less to work, reduce the store’s hours and having the opportunity to spend more time with my family has been very satisfying.
So Covid 19 has been a rollercoaster ride that has brought so many of us to a place we would not want to be. Nevertheless, this shoe store’s owner is realistic yet grateful for all of the good things that have come our way. We continue to be hopeful that a cure is on the horizon, a new energetic political climate will grace our weary nation and that our business will get stronger and flourish in the days and months ahead.
Here for you,
Owner -- Teddy Shoes, Inc.