Small businesses feel impact of Coronavirus


TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTWO/WAWV) — Although they’re usually busy with business, Sycamore Farm and The Red Barn is empty because of Coronavirus.

“All of our weekend events have cancelled. And into the first part of the week they’ve also made the early decision to cancel and not get together,” said owner, Kris Kraut.

Kraut and his staff prepare food for events at their venue, so they’re working to keep the cancellations from putting them in a bind.

“This is uncharted territory for us. So, we’re doing our best to find new and innovative ways in the next couple weeks to keep people eating,” he said.

Blush Beauty Bar opened in February, just before the growth of the pandemic.

They said although the Coronavirus hasn’t had much impact on their business, they’re still thinking ahead.

“We understand that with the colleges and probably other schools closing that we might to make adjustments. But we’re just going to go with the flow and see,” said co-owner Jackie Farmer

The Terre Haute Chamber of Commerce and West Central Indiana Small Business Development Center are offering small business owners a free workshop to prepare them for the worst case scenario.

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