Thu. Apr 2nd, 2020

THROUGH THESE CHALLENGING TIMES. PLEASE WE’RE DOWN PROBABLY 75 OR 80% OF A REGULAR BUSINESS. FARMERS CAN’T WORK REMOTELY FROM HOME CAN OFFER TAKEOUT OR CURBSIDE SERVICE RIGHT NOW FOR THEM STUFF. WE HAVE THEIR SANITIZER OUT WASH YOUR HANDS. YEAH, WE’RE DOING THE THE BEST THAT WE CAN. YEAH, WHERE IS THIS FOR THE FIGHT? YOU KNOW SOME OF THE REGULARS ARE STILL COMING IN BUT WALK-IN CUSTOMERS ARE FEW AND FAR BETWEEN IT DEVASTATED FOR SOME US, YOU KNOW. THEY HAVE NO INCOME. YEAH, A LOT OF PEOPLE, YOU KNOW, THEY LIVE PAYCHECK TO PAYCHECK. WELL CLEARLY SO MANY BUSINESSES ARE STRUGGLING THOSE WHO NORMALLY DO WELL AS THE WEATHER WARMS ARE STILL DOING. OKAY, DESPITE THE VIRUS. WE HAVE BEEN VERY FORTUNATE GRASS IS STILL GROWING THE HEATS COMING BACK. SO I YOU KNOW, IT HASN’T AFFECTED US YET. I’M HOPING THAT IT DOESN’T GET THAT WAY. SANFORD MOWER IS SELLING LAWN EQUIPMENT AND REPAIRING EQUIPMENT FOR CUSTOMERS LIKE THEY WOULD THIS TIME ANY YEAR. THEY’RE VERY SYMPATHETIC THOUGH FOR THOSE WHO ARE STRUGGLING. I KNOW A LOT OF PEOPLE THAT ARE OUT OF WORK RIGHT NOW. IT’S VERY VERY TOUGH. AND THERE’S YOU KNOW, EVERYBODY’S EXPECTING THAT PAYCHECK. THEY’RE STILL TAKING PRECAUTIONS SPREADING OUT AS THEY WORK OR HAVING CONTACT WITH CUSTOMERS. BACK AT THE BARBER SHOP THE OWNER WITH DECADES OF EXPERIENCE. THIS IS HE EXPECTS TO BE AROUND WHEN THIS IS OVER. WE’LL DEFINITELY GOT TO GET THROUGH IT AND WE’RE GOING TO BE HERE FOR THE LONG H

Small businesses face struggles during coronavirus outbreak

Many Central Florida businesses are either closed or changing how they work day-to0day.People who own small businesses in Seminole County are struggling but working hard as the coronavirus outbreak continues to impact them.“We’re down 75 to 80 percent from our regular business,” James Moriarty said.Moriarty is a barber, and as such is someone who can’t work remotely from home or offer take-out or curbside services.“We have our sanitizer out, washing our hands and doing the best we can, we’re in this for the fight you know,” Moriarty said.He said some regular customers continue to come into the shop, but walk-in customers are few and far between. “It’s devastating for some of us, to have no income. A lot of people live paycheck to paycheck,” Moriarty said.”While some businesses struggle, others who tend to flourish as the weather warms are still doing well, despite the virus threat.“We have been very fortunate, the grass is still growing, the heat’s coming back, it hasn’t affected us yet, I’m hoping it doesn’t get that way,” A.J. Payne with Sanford Mower said.Sanford Mower is selling lawn equipment and repairing equipment for customers like they would any year.“I know a lot of people who are out of work right now, it’s very, very tough, people are expecting a paycheck,” Payne said.Sanford Mower said they are still taking precautions and spreading out as they work and have contact with customers.

SANFORD, Fla. —

Many Central Florida businesses are either closed or changing how they work day-to0day.

People who own small businesses in Seminole County are struggling but working hard as the coronavirus outbreak continues to impact them.

“We’re down 75 to 80 percent from our regular business,” James Moriarty said.

Moriarty is a barber, and as such is someone who can’t work remotely from home or offer take-out or curbside services.

“We have our sanitizer out, washing our hands and doing the best we can, we’re in this for the fight you know,” Moriarty said.

He said some regular customers continue to come into the shop, but walk-in customers are few and far between.

“It’s devastating for some of us, to have no income. A lot of people live paycheck to paycheck,” Moriarty said.

“While some businesses struggle, others who tend to flourish as the weather warms are still doing well, despite the virus threat.

“We have been very fortunate, the grass is still growing, the heat’s coming back, it hasn’t affected us yet, I’m hoping it doesn’t get that way,” A.J. Payne with Sanford Mower said.

Sanford Mower is selling lawn equipment and repairing equipment for customers like they would any year.

“I know a lot of people who are out of work right now, it’s very, very tough, people are expecting a pa

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