How The Coronavirus Is Impacting Small Businesses | NBC Nightly News

Debra Miller started her catering company 24 years ago has everything going most orders are for corporate food services like office lunches so the push to work remotely is hurting business people are not flying in from out of town for meetings fewer corporate orders means less money to pay her 30 plus employees right now how many people are working today I think about 6 it’s a challenge I mean we’ve we’ve had to send people home can you do your job from home no I can’t work from home I’m not cook I do my work here in the kitchen working remotely is not an option here and there’s the underlying stress providing a living wage for longtime staff our responsibility business owners don’t take lightly especially in the service industry that’s good information we’re working from home is not an option I don’t want none of those clients and I don’t want those barbers at Denny Moe’s barber shop clients are canceling I looked at my schedule and I had 17 clients and then when I got to work I only had 5 my fear is that these doors won’t open and the people won’t come through a concern for many of America’s 30 million small businesses we are honestly more worried about what’s gonna happen to the business then we are about catching the virus at the nests most exercise classes were at capacity just two weeks ago now they’re hovering around 40 percent people are definitely worried about staying home and being around other people worried about staying afloat I’m on a roller coaster for their businesses and their employees Stephanie ruhle NBC News New York hey NBC News fans thanks for checking out our YouTube channel subscribe by clicking on that button down here and click on any of the videos over here to watch the latest interviews show highlights and digital exclusives thanks for watching