BOONE COUNTY — Gyms and the beauty industry took a huge hit in March when they were mandated to close their doors, but many of those businesses are back and looking for ways to stay busy.
“When you shop small it’s the one-on-one It’s the customized program. It's knowing someone’s name when they walk through the door,” said Zach Williams.
Coach Williams and his wife Waychaun opened Indy Max Impact in Zionsville in 2012. “We’ve made more tough decisions in the past eight months than we’ve made in the past eight years combined,” said Williams.
That includes going strictly virtual in March and keeping the option open to clients who don’t feel comfortable coming back to a gym yet even thought their doors are open again. “I feel like small businesses in a pandemic like this have been impacted more than anyone else,” said Williams.
On Main Street, over at Radiant Skin, Kayla Trammel agrees but points out the resilience. “Within the community small businesses make up the backbone of the community,” said Trammel.
She says supporting local pours directly back into the town itself. “It’s supporting, a small business owner and when you support them you are supporting their family,” said Trammel.
She wants viewers to know it’s a scary time for owners. “It is nerve racking because for small business owners, it’s the unknown of what’s going to happen and numbers are rising so it is like what is going to happen,” said Trammel.
Trammel says now that more people are using Zoom and meeting virtually, clientele is increasing. "People have come in and said through this I noticed wrinkles I need Botox or the mask is drying people’s face out,” said Trammel
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