HARRISBURG, Pa. (WHTM) — Saturday marks a 12 months for the reason that first circumstances of coronavirus have been introduced within the Midstate.
It’s been a 12 months stuffed with challenges for Candy Confections Muffins, however someway by means of the entire ups and downs, they’ve managed to maintain the enterprise going.
Proprietor Darmayne Robertson remembers final March as a daunting time to be a small enterprise proprietor.
“Sheer panic, that’s what I bear in mind,” Robertson mentioned. “We began getting the cancellations, the postponements. Then the Governor shut every thing down. “
Her cake enterprise is constructed round gatherings and serving to folks rejoice particular events. So the brand new guidelines have been a devastating blow.
“My concern was that we have been going to lose the enterprise, we have been going to lose every thing,” Robertson mentioned.
Robertson wasn’t about to surrender.
“I wanted the enterprise and I wanted the cash. I wanted to be sure that my employees was in a position to work,” Robertson mentioned.
So she leaned into supply providers to succeed in new clients and began making specialty vacation treats like Valentine’s Day bins. Then she stepped up the companies’ social media to get the phrase out.
“It’s a must to provide you with inventive methods to promote your enterprise to let folks know who you might be and the place you might be,” Robertson mentioned.
A 12 months later issues are trying up.
“I don’t have that panicky feeling that we’re going to lose the enterprise, as a result of we’re selecting up enterprise,” Robertson mentioned. “The whole lot appears to be going again on observe. The weddings are again on the books.”
It’s been a wrestle, however her enterprise survived — so every thing else is simply icing on the cake.
“We’re nonetheless standing, that we’re all going to make it by means of this. Simply preserve the religion,” Robertson mentioned.
Robertson says they’ve additionally taken benefit of some totally different grant applications to assist them out.
The state lately gave out thousands and thousands of to counties for a brand new grant program. You’ll find particulars right here.