“My two sisters run an online jewelry business and I witnessed them firsthand having an overstock of inventory and not creating enough profit to continue to create. This set their business back months and with most citizens in financial trouble, their orders dropped significantly. This is my firsthand experience watching a small business struggle to stay afloat. They are lucky that they can come back from college to stay at our parents home, but watching their business struggle made me even more infuriated about the uneven distribution of money going to large corporations who weren’t in need of these funds. Small business owners work to pay their mortgage, rent, student loans, electricity and water bills on top of the needs for their business. The government has completely overlooked the needs of these citizens. Small businesses hold the culture and pride of a city, they need to be kept alive during the country’s hardships.”

View this post on Instagram

#AD As many of you may know, my sisters have a small business selling their jewelry. I’m here today to give you a small glimpse into my experiences and why it is so important to support small businesses, especially amidst a pandemic that is hurting our country so much. My two sisters run an online jewelry business and I witnessed them firsthand having an overstock of inventory and not creating enough profit to continue to create. This set their business back months and with most citizens in financial trouble, their orders dropped significantly. This is my firsthand experience watching a small business struggle to stay afloat. They are lucky that they can come back from college to stay at our parents home, but watching their business struggle made me even more infuriated about the uneven distribution of money going to large corporations who weren’t in need of these funds. Small business owners work to pay their mortgage, rent, student loans, electricity and water bills on top of the needs for their business. The government has completely overlooked the needs of these citizens. Small businesses hold the culture and pride of a city, they need to be kept alive during the country's hardships. I encourage you all to try to imagine what small business owners are going through right now, when not recieving coronavirus relief funds. Do you know small business owners struggling right now? How does the loss of your favorite little restaurant make you feel? I urge you to call upon the people in power to come up with a state-wide response plan. We also need to support municipalities giving guidance and providing public safety measures for people and families. Put yourself in others shoes and support your city during these tough times. We will get through this together! Paid for by A Better Wisconsin Together #ABWT

A post shared by SOH-FEE (@sophlips) on