Rose Padfield was never thinking about turning off the lights on her business even during the challenging times the COVID-19 pandemic brought to small businesses throughout New Hampshire. She just wanted them to stop flickering.
We’re talking about the lights for the sign that stands outside Rose’s Manchester business, Paul’s Car Care on Elm Street, that is.
“I just could never get them lit right,” Rose said. “I felt like I had to babysit them all the time. They were high maintenance...Read More
Were we an essential business? Were our customers (garden centers and landscapers throughout Northern New England) essential? Fifty percent of our sales happens April through June. We wouldn’t survive if we were shut down during those months. It was an…ominous time.
Then, to our surprise, gardening became a craze. We literally sent the crew home for one day and brought them back the next. We began to joke that plants were the new toilet paper.
This client story is part of NH SBDC...Read More