HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY, Fla. — As People await a second stimulus invoice to move, small companies are nonetheless struggling.
One dry cleaner in City N’ Nation stated with so many individuals out of labor, or working from dwelling, his enterprise was hit even more durable and now he’s hoping lawmakers can assist.
“We want places of work, and folks, to return to work as a result of that is what my enterprise thrives off of, and if individuals keep dwelling, they do not want my companies,” stated Leo Reina, proprietor of Star Cleaners.
Reina owns two Star Cleaner areas — one in Clearwater and one in Tampa. He stated enterprise continues to be down about 60% and he was compelled to put off all of his workers, leaving simply him and his spouse to run each areas.
Reina stated he was hopeful when he heard lawmakers speaking a few second stimulus invoice for companies, particularly since his enterprise was deemed too small for the primary spherical of PPP. Now he has a message for lawmakers.
“Primarily to focus extra on small companies like myself that do not have numerous workers. I am hoping we do not have one other closure, and if we do have one other stimulus PPP funding, that it does focus extra on the smaller companies like myself,” stated Reina.
Resin additionally factors out the larger image — the variety of individuals effected when small companies wrestle. He stated he had plans to develop his enterprise final 12 months and double the variety of workers, relatively than having to put all of them off. Reina stated if small companies are struggling, it impacts the job market and lots of people’s livelihood.