Thank YOU for replying!!
I just don't think there are many people in this forum cause it's always so slow so I get excited when I see someone reply.
I was actually shocked that the virus hasn't been brought up yet.
The week before this got so bad, 3/8, I actually ordered 2 different brands of disinfectant.
I wrote all of my customers letting them know that I had invested in a commercial-grade disinfectant.
I also told them that the extra cost for the cleaner would be on us, of course.
It was actually 3 times more than my usual brands but that was ok.
I just wanted them to feel assured.
Then the cancels started rolling in and questions of us possibly bringing the virus from 1 account to another and that got me thinking.
I was spinning in circles for another week and finally told everyone we were suspending our service for 2 weeks.
I will be again, cancel until the beginning of May.
I had no idea what was about to happen with this virus and bought quality~not quantity.
I couldn't find any cleaners when I went back to shop for them so it was for sure not just toilet paper being hoarded although that was exactly my plan. lol
Then the next week, when it got really bad and I got 9 cancels in 1 afternoon, I had some thinking to do.
I didn't want my customers, the rest that hadn't canceled on their own, to feel as though I was leaving them just when they needed me most.
Every customer was very understanding.
I have been doing this for 25 years and it's been well over 15 that I took off for a vacation or even an illness. (on my part anyway.)
I believe I haven't had a cold or the flu for 25 years due to the fact that my hands are always in hot, soapy water. (?)
I have read that if you're self-employed that you can collect unemployment.
I then filled out the form last night and after I submitted it, of course, I read another question about unemployment and self-employed.
UPDATE~Our state, WI, didn't take the PUA applications until 4/21 so I filled out a new application.)
My only problem is that it's only me, myself and my cat so there is no incoming income other than mine and I'm looking so forward to that $1,200 check!
UPDATE~Recieved the $1,200 stimulus money 4/13! YAY!
Could you explain what you are talking about when you talk about SBA Loan paperwork for Economic Injury Disaster Loan?
I have never heard of that one and I am interested to learn.
I am sure I won't lose any of my customers as they are all very loyal.
However, I just can't fore-see trust being established for a very long time.... if ever!
And I'm sure the falling stock market is affecting a lot more people than just me.
I wonder how many of these big houses will be feeling this?
I assume you only clean commercial, correct?
Who knows?~Nobody knows~All I do know is it's getting worse every single day.
Again, thanks for replying and I'll hear from you again!
I'm very interested in what that extremely long title/word means.
Stay safe and healthy!!
Last edited by gayelynn; 04-28-2020 at 07:20 AM.
Reason: Update on PUA/stimulus