A Rebirth of a City & The Entrepreneurs Who Live There
Governor Cuomo indicated that 100,000 NYC entrepreneurs lost their businesses due to COVID19 and the riots. 100,000 businesses. I do know that Hurricane Sandy destroyed approximately 10,000 businesses (including my business, PeaceKeeper) and 40,000 homes in 2012. So, in comparison, COVID19 has been a tsunami. However, I can say from personal experience that a with resilience and hustle entrepreneurs like me find our way with new offerings, consulting, collaborations. Yes, there are challenges ahead but entrepreneurs are innately heroic and courageous.
The one thing I can suggest for those of you who are in a more stable place is to reach out to your friends who have lost their livelihood to see how you can support them. This kind of connection and concern will make all the difference in the world to them.