Post Covid-19 business recovery

Almost every company had to change the way they ran their business during the pandemic.

Posted: Nov 2, 2021 3:36 PM

LAFAYETTE, LA (KADN) - The pandemic forced consumers to learn, workout, socialize and so much more in new ways that many of us never imagined, and although 2020 was rough for most companies to say the least many are still standing.

Coatney Raymond says "With the pp1 and pp2 if we had not had it we would not be open today period."

Almost every company had to change the way they ran their business during the pandemic. 

Ware says "Covid 19 really hurt us a lot especially in the beginning because of restrictions on the amount of people we could have in the building". 

Lower capacity limits and zoom meetings began to take over as companies adjusted to a new normal.

I checked back in with Buck and Johnny's a business that had to adapt during the pandemic. Although a lot has changed since then those struggles will remain memories... forever.

Coatney Raymond says "It has really been a struggle we had a lot of people that we lost some employees mainly because they couldn't make enough money because we make money from our customers our clients and they make money on tips so it's the restaurants especially small restaurants have really been hurt."

The pandemic created many obstacles for business owners and the communities they're located in but Tremayne Ware, Owner of Black Café says pouring dollars into businesses in lower-income areas creates more opportunities.

He says "Give the black-owned businesses a shot and treat it like any other business if the goods and services they provide are exceptional a good value for the dollars that you spend then spend more dollars there and that helps support the community that there located in and helps bring up another small business and small businesses are the backbone of the country."

Raymond says this is a start to a new normal and there excited for what's to come in the future. 

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