Creative Colors International Inc. supports small businesses by helping them trim their budgets while keeping employees and customers safe.
Small businesses are struggling to stay open as the pandemic continues to spread across the country. Many small businesses were forced to close during stay-at-home orders and had to get creative to continue to generate sales. Many businesses applied for the CARES Act, a $2 trillion economic relief package. The Payment Protection Plan allowed small businesses to continue to pay employees while they were closed.
When small businesses were finally allowed to reopen, many businesses had to cut capacity and implement strict social distancing regulations to comply with guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control. Eighty-eight percent of U.S. small business owners have exhausted their Paycheck Protection Program loan, and 32 percent already had to lay off employees or cut wages, according to a survey of 860 small businesses by Goldman Sachs, a financial services firm.
Small Business Saturday is held annually on the last Saturday of November. The day reminds shoppers to support small businesses as they buy their holiday gifts. Small Business Saturday follows Black Friday, the time when big-box retailers slash prices to start the holiday spending season. There are 30.7 million small businesses in the United States, according to the Small Business Administration. Small businesses create approximately 1.8 million jobs each year. While the entrepreneurial spirit is alive and well in the United States, starting a small business is no easy task. Research indicates 20 percent of small business startups fail after the first year, and 50 percent shutter their doors after five years, Fundera reported.
“Small businesses are the backbone of the American economy. CCI is proud to offer small business opportunities to entrepreneurs across the country through franchising,” said Mark Bollman, CCI’s president and co-owner. “We remain dedicated to helping small businesses save money during this challenging time. Our service technicians perform necessary repairs to help businesses operate in tip-top shape.”
CCI partners year-round with small businesses throughout the country. Small businesses are weathering this unprecedented by trying to make budget cuts where they can without cutting back on customer service. The mobile leather and vinyl repair franchise helps small businesses shine and save money. CCI can help trim your budget and add to the appeal of your location. Their service technicians restore leather, vinyl, fabric, plastic and carpeting by repairing and re-dying holes, cuts, tears, burns, scrapes, fading and discoloration. Restoring and repairing existing furniture and floors can save small businesses up to 60 percent in replacement costs, which is vitally important at this time.
In addition to making repairs to small businesses, CCI also rolled out a new Sanitizer & Disinfectant earlier this year to protect employees and customers. The hospital-grade cleaner, deodorizer and sanitizer is available for purchase in bulk. The antimicrobial cleaner can be sprayed over most surfaces and allowed to air dry, speeding up cleaning procedures for small businesses. The new cleaner is an EPA-registered germicidal disinfectant that is both hypoallergenic and environmentally friendly, which will appeal to many customers.
“Our new cleaner provided an innovative new product for our franchisees who also struggled to keep their businesses running during the pandemic. We are happy to offer a service that helps make clean-up easier for small businesses,” Bollman added.
CCI strives to instill a family atmosphere among all its franchisees. Every franchisee receives first-class training and support to help ensure success. Currently, CCI has franchise locations in nearly every state and prides itself on delivering quality workmanship and stellar customer service.
If you are ready to save money by making some necessary repairs or improve your cleaning procedures, click here to request a quote from your local CCI technician.