Now is the Time to Shop Small!

Green Trout Outfitters Handmade Rope Dog Leash and Collar

Over the last week, I've had a lot weighing heavy on my mind. I wasn't sure if I should share it with all of you. I've been trying to maintain "business as usual." But ultimately, I decided I want to be totally transparent with you all.
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And honestly, I'm worried.
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COVID-19 was detected here in Michigan 1 week ago, and it was like overnight, everything has shut down. 1 week ago, I had no idea what impact this would have on my business. I was staying positive... Being an online business, I should be able to continue as normal. But it only took a few days for COVID-19 to start spreading across the country, so I know a lot of people are feeling worried, self-employed or not.
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In those few days, my sales dropped pretty significantly. We're all spending our dollars on necessities right now, and I understand. We all need to be safe and prepared to get through this.
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Please, those of you that are able, continue to support small businesses at this time. We don't have the option of paid leave or unemployment benefits. We're worrying about paying our bills over the next month or 2, let alone keeping our businesses afloat.
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Even if you can't make a purchase, you can still help us. Like & comment on our posts. Share some positivity. We all could really use some pick-me-ups. Share our businesses on your pages & with your friends. Every little bit helps.
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I want you all to know, I am still here. Still working on orders. I am sorry if some of you are waiting longer than usual for your orders to ship. I've had to take time to get my home and my family prepared for this. And in the spirit of transparency... My budget has been tight. I was closed for several weeks to rebrand. Some materials I'm ordering as I go.
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Again, please try and support small businesses during this time, even if you aren't able to purchase!
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I love you all! Thank you so much for your continued support! I think we'll all get through this together (virtually of course) 💚


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