How Small Business are Bouncing Back After Corona

An Interview With a Small Business Owner

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Beck Iannucci

As a result of the global pandemic, many businesses have permanently closed their doors. Many are struggling with how their leaders have decided to take on this challenge (whether by staying isolated for longer or reopening currently) and how to reopen safely. Small business took on this weight drastically. 

I spoke with my father, Anthony Iannucci who owns and works at Wire Right Electric Inc., and asked him about his business’ revival.

B: How long have you been in business for?

A: For about 23 years.

B: How did you change your business in order to deal with the pandemic?

A: That’s a tough question. We were mostly slowed since there wasn’t much else we could do.

B: What is something that has helped your business recover?

A: Yes, audio video and tech are becoming more prevalent and this demand has helped.

B: Have you experienced another situation in the past where you had to shut down?

A: No, there hasn’t been anything like this.

B: Is there any advice you have for other business owners?

A: Make sure you are on top of billing your clients and don’t fall behind on payments to your vendors to avoid debt.

B: With many at home, DIYs have come back massively. Have there been any DIY disasters you’ve had to fix since the start of the pandemic?

A: Yes, we’ve had to deal with many.

B: Continuing on that note, many aren’t asking for a license when looking for these quick fixes. As money goes to the underqualified, how has this affected you and what are your thoughts on this issue?

A: It really affects everyone. The small businesses that are losing the job and the homeowner if they don’t carry insurance. If so, the home owner will become liable. 

B: As a business owner yourself, do you agree with how the country has been slowly opening to help out business? 

A: Yes, we should be opening to help out those that are struggling.