Where to find small business crafts and markets
While some small businesses only temporarily shuttered their doors during the months of lockdown — taking a major hit along the way — many businesses, especially in Illinois, closed permanently. On the other hand, long lockdowns and lasting quarantines afforded many extra free time they never thought they’d have and with that, a chance to start new hobbies and creative pursuits. For many, the pandemic was a window into crafting and eventually, the beginnings of a small business in jewelry making, knitting, wood carving and more. For others, it meant making sure vendors had a home of their own to sell their handmade goods and locally sourced products. We talked about running a small business during the pandemic with three central Illinois small business owners.
Artist and business owner of In and Out store in Northwoods Mall, Peoria
Owner of Sparkle by Rhonda
Owner of One of a Kind Products
Prepared for web by Owen Henderson
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