While the effects of COVID-19 have been “dire” to Lynette Sutton’s business, Girl Contracting, she acted quickly to educate herself and find any resources to keep her design and construction business afloat as operations came to an abrupt halt.

We chatted with Lynette on the latest episode of the “Winning on Main Street” podcast to learn how the pandemic has affected the non-essential construction industry, from subcontractors and city employees to supply chain and customer apprehension to start new projects. She also walks us through the process of applying for various grants and loans, such as PPP and EIDL through the government, and a grant provided by Thryv Foundation.

A Sneak Peek

“We’ve reopened, but it comes at a high price and ongoing challenges … while you’re trying to hit the ground running, you really can’t.”

More of what you can expect to hear:

  • The struggles and successes of applying for financial assistance
  • The spiral effects of COVID-19 throughout the construction industry
  • Navigating a path forward for small businesses as construction resumes

About “Winning on Main Street”

“Winning on Main Street” isn’t your everyday business podcast. We share stories of real small businesses that are winning using today’s modern technology. We talk with relatable, nose-to-the-grindstone entrepreneurs about starting and running their businesses.

“Winning on Main Street” is available wherever you love to listen including Simplecast, Apple Podcasts, Google Play Music, and Stitcher. Tune in to hear from business owners like you in roofing, healthcare, transportation and more.

About Gordon Henry

Thryv Chief Strategy Officer Gordon Henry hosts “Winning on Main Street.” An expert in the tools small businesses use to market themselves, Gordon asks podcast guests about the challenges they face and technology they use to get ahead. Learn more about Gordon.