• Rebound Feb 24

    Rebound: Making Lemonade Out of Lemons

    Vicktor Stevenson founded Gourmonade in 2018. Now, the pandemic is putting the squeeze on his gourmet lemonade business. In part one of our “Rebound” series, we join Vicktor and his family in the Gourmonade kitchen to see how they’re pivoting the business to stay afloat.

  • Rebound Feb 24

    Rebound Season 2, Episode 1: Balloon Artist Works to Bounce Back After Pandemic Shutdown

    The coronavirus pandemic may have threatened small businesses across America, but these companies are rising up despite the challenges. In “Rebound,” we go behind-the-scenes of three Black-owned businesses to see how they are bouncing back from the coronavirus pandemic. Whether it’s creating a tall glass of lemonade, a colorful balloon sculpture, or make-up products for darker skin tones, each...

  • Rebound Feb 24

    Rebound: Behind the Scenes as Businesses Try to Bounce Back from the Pandemic

    The coronavirus pandemic may have threatened small businesses across America, but these companies are rising up despite the challenges. In “Rebound,” we go behind-the-scenes of three Black-owned businesses to see how they are bouncing back from the coronavirus pandemic. Whether it’s creating a tall glass of lemonade, a colorful balloon sculpture, or make-up products for darker skin tones, each...

  • Rebound Feb 22

    Up in the Air: CT Balloon Artist Works to Rebound After Pandemic Shutdown

    How can a party-based business pull through a pandemic? That is the question balloon artist Ava Sealey, who owns Ava Party Designs in Bethel, has been facing since March. Uncertainty is all that’s certain in a pandemic, but Sealey believes in working for her business’s future.

  • Rebound Feb 22

    Rebound Season 1, Episode 2: ‘Figuring It Out As We Go'

    Forced to shutter their doors when COVID-19 hit, small businesses across America were faced with a tough question: “How do we survive?” As shutdowns and restrictions continue to create hurdles for small business owners all over the country, there’s been no shortage of creativity. From a small local theater in New Hampshire streaming burlesque shows online, to a Brooklyn...

  • Rebound Feb 22

    Rebound Season 1, Episode 1: ‘Is This the Right Thing to Do?'

    Forced to shutter their doors when COVID-19 hit, small businesses across America were faced with a tough question: “How do we survive?” As shutdowns and restrictions continue to create hurdles for small business owners all over the country, there’s been no shortage of creativity. From a small local theater in New Hampshire streaming burlesque shows online, to a Brooklyn...

  • Rebound Feb 22

    Rebound Season 1 Roundtable

    Forced to shutter their doors when COVID-19 hit, small businesses across America were faced with a tough question: “How do we survive?” As shutdowns and restrictions continue to create hurdles for small business owners all over the country, there’s been no shortage of creativity. From a small local theater in New Hampshire streaming burlesque shows online, to a Brooklyn...

  • Rebound Feb 22

    Rebound Season 1, Episode 6: ‘Learning From This Experience'

    Forced to shutter their doors when COVID-19 hit, small businesses across America were faced with a tough question: “How do we survive?” As shutdowns and restrictions continue to create hurdles for small business owners all over the country, there’s been no shortage of creativity. From a small local theater in New Hampshire streaming burlesque shows online, to a Brooklyn...

  • Rebound Feb 22

    Rebound Season 1, Episode 5: ‘Learning How to Balance'

    Forced to shutter their doors when COVID-19 hit, small businesses across America were faced with a tough question: “How do we survive?” As shutdowns and restrictions continue to create hurdles for small business owners all over the country, there’s been no shortage of creativity. From a small local theater in New Hampshire streaming burlesque shows online, to a Brooklyn...

  • Rebound Feb 22

    Rebound Season 1, Episode 4: ‘Walking Into the Dark Together'

    Forced to shutter their doors when COVID-19 hit, small businesses across America were faced with a tough question: “How do we survive?” As shutdowns and restrictions continue to create hurdles for small business owners all over the country, there’s been no shortage of creativity. From a small local theater in New Hampshire streaming burlesque shows online, to a Brooklyn...

  • Rebound Feb 22

    Rebound Season 1, Episode 3: ‘Things Have to Change'

    Forced to shutter their doors when COVID-19 hit, small businesses across America were faced with a tough question: “How do we survive?” As shutdowns and restrictions continue to create hurdles for small business owners all over the country, there’s been no shortage of creativity. From a small local theater in New Hampshire streaming burlesque shows online, to a Brooklyn...

  • Rebound Feb 22

    Rebound: CT Balloon Artist Works to Bounce Back After Pandemic Shutdown

    “We’re all figuring out what next week is going to look like day to day.” How can a party-based business pull through a pandemic? That is the question certified balloon artist Ava Sealey, who owns Ava Party Designs in Bethel, has been facing since March. Many small businesses are struggling during the pandemic, but Sealey believes in her business’s...

  • Rebound Feb 18

    Rebound Roundtable: Small Business Owners Discuss Pandemic Struggles, Successes

    Small businesses have struggled mightily during the pandemic. In the series “Rebound,” small business owners documented their struggles during the pandemic. Now, they have come together to discuss what they learned over the past six months.

  • Rebound Feb 17

    ‘Learning From This Experience': Small Businesses Deal With Uncertain Future

    The Seacoast Repertory Theatre pushes for legislation to help the arts, Luella’s Southern Kitchen tries to keep their staff employed as budgets tighten and L.A. Dogworks continue to adapt to the coronavirus pandemic by instituting new changes.

  • Rebound Feb 17

    ‘Learning How to Balance': Small Businesses Attempt to Juggle Budgets, Community Work

    As COVID-19 restrictions are lifted in certain parts of New York state, Stratis and Robert grow frustrated with the government’s response to reopening indoor dining in New York City. Over in Philadelphia, Jeannine deals with a hateful e-mail from an anonymous bigot. Dwayne and Gabe prepare for a basketball tourney in Weston, Florida.

  • Rebound Feb 17

    ‘Walking Into the Dark Together': Small Businesses Learning to Pivot

    The Seacoast Repertory Theatre struggles financially as they pivot to small in-person and online performances, Luella’s Southern Kitchen deals with some changes to the supply chain and L.A. Dogworks discuss the financial implications of the COVID-19 pandemic and how they are trying to find ways to stay afloat, keep their staff working and evolve.

  • Rebound Feb 17

    ‘Things Have to Change': Small Businesses Face Systemic Racism

    Harriett’s Bookshop, Brooklyn Chop House and Next Step Training discuss being Black-owned businesses during the pandemic and trying to raise awareness about social justice.

  • Rebound Feb 17

    ‘Figuring It Out As We Go,' Small Businesses Searching For Ways to Survive

    Get to know the owners of Luella’s Southern Kitchen in Chicago, L.A. Dogworks in Los Angeles and the Seacoast Repertory Theatre in Portsmouth, N.H., as they tell us about their struggles during COVID-19 and how they have been working hard to stay afloat.

  • Rebound Feb 17

    ‘Is This The Right Thing to Do?' Small Businesses Across America Find Ways To Thrive Amid Pandemic

    A pandemic. A social justice movement. A nationwide call for change. Small businesses in America are operating during unprecedented times – but they aren’t letting COVID-19 stop them. How are they doing it?

  • Rebound Feb 16

    Rebound: Making Lemonade Out of Lemons

    Lemonade is no longer just for sidewalk stands. For Vicktor Stevenson, owner of San Francisco’s Gourmonade LLC, gourmet lemonade is a passion project that has cultivated a loyal local following. But when the pandemic hit, statewide shutdowns gave his juice company the squeeze and Stevenson had to decide whether to focus on serving his “Gourmonade fam” or protecting his real-life...

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