Small enterprise house owners hopeful folks will spend stimulus cash domestically

MOREHEAD CITY, NC (WITN) – Small businesses have always grappled with business. For some, the pandemic only exacerbated the challenge of staying afloat.

“It’s a little more difficult. We feel things a little more intensely than many companies, ”said Katie Dixon, owner of Stable Grounds Coffee.

From coffee shops to boutiques, many have felt the pressure.

“In any case, we have had a hard time getting pedestrian traffic because of the pandemic,” said Abby Weiser, co-owner of the Cote Boutique.

That fight comes when Congress approves the party-political model of the $ 1.9 trillion Covid-19 Aid Act. GOP lawmakers rejected the package as bloated and full of liberal politics, as a sign that the pandemic is subsiding.

Dixon hopes these checks will motivate people to spend money locally. “I think hopefully they will feel like they can spend a little more freely and help the small businesses in the area,” she said.

While a few dollars spent on a drink or a shirt doesn’t seem like much, Reed Meador, owner of Reed’s Bistro and Bakery, said a little could go a long way: “These are the things that go to school our child’s paid and tuition, and you know, rent. “

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