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 & 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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