Small businesses abound in our small towns, and micro enterprises that employ nine or fewer people are common. When I drive back to Clay City, I am always struck by how many driveways have a sign near the road advertising a business run out of the home.
Many of my own family members are small business owners. My dad and his guys made oilfield tanks at Abbott Tank Company. His brother made a living drilling water wells. My cousin’s daughter-in-law runs Welty Chiropratic in Clay City, and people swear by her healing hands. My dad’s cousin (and coon hunting buddy) had a painting business that his sons inherited. My cousin and her husband in Noble used to run a woodworking business and sell their items at weekend craft fairs. Your family is probably similar.
But right now, small businesses have huge problems. Social distancing mitigates this pandemic but wreaks havoc on businesses.
My husband has a small business, too, and he has applied for some of the government…