“Ninety-eight percent of Colorado’s businesses are small establishments, yet they are considered to be underserved when it comes to receiving assistance during the coronavirus pandemic. Now, the Small Business Administration’s Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) is targeting those businesses to make sure they receive the help they need.
After a year of struggling through quarantines, shut-downs and restrictions, employees at Coffee At The Point café in Denver are happy to be serving anything at all with other businesses struggling as well.
“We used to help supply local businesses with coffee. We’re losing money because now they’re opting out of our business,” Manager Jessica Landwehr said.
Owner Ryan Cobbins has kept the gathering place, located just off Welton Street in the Five Points neighborhood, afloat but admits it has been difficult.
“The toughest thing about the pandemic is how you make ends meet,” Cobbins said. “
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Turner, Shaul. Fox 31 News 23 February 2021.