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Small enterprise homeowners in Kokomo nonetheless struggling regardless of pandemic reduction


KOKOMO — Regardless of the a number of rounds of pandemic reduction, aimed to present small companies a lift through the hardest components of the pandemic, some entrepreneurial Hoosiers are nonetheless struggling.

Kisha Scott, of Kokomo, finds herself on this scenario.

Scott’s enterprise, For Everybody Hair and Magnificence Care LLC, has high-end merchandise that she sells at low cost, buying the gadgets by means of wholesalers. She believes the merchandise are what individuals need due to her expertise establishing store at totally different occasions.

“I promote a whole lot of my stuff at these occasions in Kokomo,” Scott stated. “Individuals at all times purchase one thing and praise me on the number of gadgets I’ve.”

Nonetheless, Scott continues working into an issue: getting individuals to come back to her precise store. At the moment, her lounge within the entrance of her home is serving because the storefront.

“It is laborious for individuals to truly give me an opportunity. The individuals who do come right here, they like it they usually come again.”

Lori Dukes, financial improvement supervisor for Higher Kokomo Financial Improvement Alliance, stated they’ve so much to supply individuals like Scott.

“These assets are right here. The chance is right here,” Dukes stated. “Every thing you are trying to try to accomplish, you are a constructing stuffed with everybody to perform these targets alongside of you.”

Housed within the Inventrek Know-how Park, Dukes stated anybody who involves the Higher Kokomo Financial Improvement Alliance can have a slew of assets at their disposal. From tenants with workplaces, to a co-working house known as the Shared Drive and Purdue Polytechnic @ Kokomo, Dukes stated their constructing is teeming with concepts and information that may assist these trying to or have already began a small enterprise.

Duke stated they focus closely on empowering small companies as a result of we have seen first-hand how vital they’re to the economic system.

When main provide chain points impacted shoppers, some small firms and start-ups labored to fill the necessity.

“Our largest contribution not solely domestically, however from a state perspective and even throughout the nation is how we proceed to encourage the event of small companies and entrepreneurs,” Dukes stated.

You possibly can study extra in regards to the assets Higher Kokomo Financial Improvement Alliance affords by visiting their web site and reaching out to them.

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