I'm so afraid that this will kill my business

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I'm so afraid that this will kill my business

By: Public contributor | May 8, 2020

All of my clients are non-essential and customer-facing. I can work from home, but none of my clients can pay me. I'm so afraid that this will kill my business. But I'm also determined to use this as an obstacle to be overcome instead of something that ends my business. [...] I'm also angry and afraid because of all the racism directed at Asian Americans. This directly affects my family. My husband and daughter are Asian American. I see all the stories of hate crimes and it makes me so angry. I want to scream and yell and hug those that have this directed at them. But I can't hug them because of social distancing.

~ A small business owner