‘The waiting game is exhausting when you are motivated.’ Clarksville business owner discusses starting a company during the pandemic
Opening a new business during a pandemic is probably one of the most interesting experiences you can imagine.
Unlike trying to open a normal business, or even conducting normal business, you now have to do everything via email, phone or Zoom. There are rarely face-to-face conversations, which was a staple, especially in my field. Imagine the frustration of trying to obtain permits, insurance, buying needed items, especially when the cost of everything was — and is still — going through the roof.
My story actually started in November of 2019, with my husband as my cheerleader. I began with a basic business plan, worked on ideas and started budgeting for everything that was needed. Setting up the backbone of the business, I looked into in-depth education in Tennessee and Kentucky.
In March of 2020, while at a class in Kentucky