Case studies available from small businesses on exiting lockdown experience
JournoLink is accessing small businesses who have stories about how they are exiting the lockdown, and keen to share them with journalists.
The following businesses are available for interview and keen to share their experiences:
Tasca Dali..............Restaurant owner rewarding 'Unsung heros'
Award-winning Warwick Spanish restaurant Tasca Dali has barely survived throughout lockdown, making minimal revenue from takeaways and deliveries.
The restaurant is very small and, as such, its very survival, depends on a change to the 2m rule - to 1m. At 2m it is just not viable to run the business.
Despite all this, the restaurateur has just launched the Tasca Champion campaign, inviting nominations for unsung COVID-19 heroes - who will receive a VIP five-course taster menu and wine delivered to their home.
Dee Featherstone at The Sensory Box............Worried about managing the growth volumes
I saw a huge growth in business when lockdown first hit by 800%.
My husband was furloughed which made it easier for me to scale as he was home to look after our soon.
Post lockdown I'm not sure how I'm going to deal with the surge of orders/new growth and looking after a toddler. I'm more concerned that coming out of lockdown will effect my business as my husband returns back to work.
Susanna Morgan at Dog and Hat Coffee Subscription.........Seeing huge growth in coffee sales
Dog and Hat are a coffee subscription and we have seen huge growth during lock down which has enabled us to place orders on roasters who saw all their business come to a halt, we have donated to people doing worth for furloughed staff and come September we will l have new staff coming on board. Speaking to roasters we have now seen more people moving to home brewing , and that been seen in sales of espresso machines. The movement in coffee has been huge and we need to make sure these home brewers keep going to support the industry and farmers. Happy to chat further!
Nicole Martin from Pinpoint Marketing.........Looking to move from online back to face to face meetings
Luckily, or as someone told me more down to foundations and hard work, my business has been continuing as normal throughout lockdown as I have been continuing to help clients, giving free advice to prospects and receiving new enquiries. I work with my regular and new clients to help them review what they are doing and how, to ensure their marketing methods are still working well for them. Then we will change any campaigns and plans accordingly. My networking events I attend and my meetings all went online but I am looking forward to getting back out there for face to face interaction too!
For full contact details of any of the businesses mentioned above, please send an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org, or view https://journolink.com/coronavirus-impact-journalists
NOTES FOR EDITORS
JournoLink, the online PR platform, is providing this service free to business to share their stories about how they are coping with the COVID-19 exit with journalists and broadcasters.
Founded in 2014 the platform was created by Peter Ibbetson, Gemma Guise and broadcast journalist Tetteh Kofi. JournoLink bridges the gap between businesses and the media; using the online platform businesses can connect with journalists, broadcasters and bloggers through news, editorial requests and events.