HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY, Fla. — As People await a second stimulus invoice to go, small companies are nonetheless struggling.
One dry cleaner in City N’ Nation mentioned with so many individuals out of labor, or working from dwelling, his enterprise was hit even tougher and now he’s hoping lawmakers may help.
“We’d like places of work, and folks, to return to work as a result of that is what my enterprise thrives off of, and if folks keep dwelling, they do not want my companies,” mentioned Leo Reina, proprietor of Star Cleaners.
Reina owns two Star Cleaner areas — one in Clearwater and one in Tampa. He mentioned enterprise remains 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 mentioned he was hopeful when he heard lawmakers speaking a couple of 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 loads of 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,” mentioned Reina.
Resin additionally factors out the larger image — the variety of folks effected when small companies wrestle. He mentioned he had plans to develop his enterprise final yr and double the variety of workers, slightly than having to put all of them off. Reina mentioned if small companies are struggling, it impacts the job market and lots of people’s livelihood.