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episode 87: Bubble Wrap & Prayers

The government may not consider comic book shops, indoor plant stores, and small boutiques "essential," but these businesses are vital to the unique fabric of their neighborhoods and downtowns. Without foot traffic, they're finding new ways to connect with customers and stay afloat, all while navigating supply chain disruptions and e-commerce logistics.

Show Notes

AlleyCat Comics website | Facebook | Instagram - 0:55

Mighty Con - 1:36

"New Comics Delayed Across Industry in Wake of Coronavirus Concerns" (The Hollywood Reporter) - 2:10

Our previous episodes about small businesses and COVID covered fitness studios and family-oriented businesses - 2:37

Hearth & Hammer General store website | Facebook | Instagram - 3:29

Walden Woods candle - 4:22

The Zen Succulent website | Facebook | Instagram  - 8:00

Modern Terrarium Studio by Megan George - 9:01

Jordan Grace Owens website | collaboration with The Zen Succulent - 10:36

Claire Daniel website | picture of her installation at The Zen Succulent - 11:02

Mad Cave Studios GoFundMe for comic book shops - 13:25

Image Comics announcement on their COVID measures - 13:37

Megan George was able to get a Paycheck Protection Program loan, but most of her fellow women of color business owners were shut out - 16:04

Sex Criminals - 19:31

Moog Theremini - 21:16


 2020-05-12  21m