It’s heartbreaking to see countless small businesses, the backbone of this great country, closing their doors on account of the coronavirus.
Roughly a quarter of restaurants are expected to permanently close nationwide. As of this writing, over 100,000 small businesses have ceased operations altogether. Many business owners are filing for unemployment or are on the verge of declaring bankruptcy. A recent study commissioned by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and MetLife found 43 percent of polled respondents could shut down their stores within six months.