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Blog: What’s a sales rep to do when all the retailers and factories have shut down?

Mike Root

In this newest challenge to business called coronavirus or COVID-19, there are all kinds of stories of businesses closing. The furniture industry right now has both a supply problem and a demand problem. Many factories have closed or are working with skeleton crews to take care of Internet sales out of stock that is already made up. Many retailers have chosen to or been mandated by their state to close for two weeks or more.
These high profile closings are announced in local papers with the employees being furloughed or unemployed until business opens again. The federal government has passed a massive relief aid to America for business and those that will be unemployed. Hopefully this aid will carry us through until business turns around.

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