I usually frown upon heavily opinionated posts, especially from those who own small businesses. I mean I have to text my dad weekly and say, “We get it dad, enough with the political posts on Facebook.” When you own and operate a small business people are looking and watching you. Coming from a PR background, I tell my team to please keep all social media platforms neutral. Don’t get me wrong, I love reading debates and value opinions from my social media friends, this is just my personal belief due to owning a business.
With all of that being said, in my blogs I always dig a little deeper. I don’t know why, I feel it’s a safe space to be “real” with our wonderful customers and friends.
I am almost sick to look at my Facebook feed these days. It’s some political or opinionated rant that honestly gives me anxiety. Do I personally agree with our Governors decision to reopen the state? No. Do I see where he is coming from? Yes. Do I think this is going to end well? NO! I am honestly scared for a second wave of this virus due to people letting their guards down and the state opening back up. I honestly don’t know how small businesses or heck, any business can continuously handle this if there is a second wave. It’s weird. We aren’t ordering things unless it’s vital. However, we are banking on re-opening soon and hopefully fulfilling purchase orders that are on hold due to Covid-19. My biggest fear is that we are going to have to start over.
Are we going to open our bar or store? No, we feel it’s not time and we have to do what’s best for you and for our family/team. I don’t feel you can properly social distance and offer bar service. Thank goodness we live in a country that we can make that decision. As hard as it is to operate and stay afloat as a small business, we are going to wait and evaluate each week. Don’t worry you can shop our full store and we will be offering curbside pick ups at least twice a week! Treat this as, man I have personal shoppers! You can also shop on our website and save 20% off your ENTIRE order with code: staysafe.
Regardless of how I feel about this, the decision has been made and we all need to be kind to one another. Please use judgment and stay overly cautious. Don’t comment negative things on posts, just don’t post if you don’t feel that way. Please be kind, it’s the least we can do during this pandemic.
As always, THANK YOU to those of you that have continuously supported us. Your orders and business mean the world. We wouldn’t still be around if it wasn’t for you. So if you can, please shop online or give us a call. Send some bee love to those fighting the font lines! Our honey, mead and body care make the perfect pick up me for you or someone you love!