Title: Sidewalk Sale Across America
Author: Peg Nichols
Publisher: Peg Nichols
Publication Date: 2 April 2021
Print Length: 146 pages
Genre: #Fiction #Motivation #Business
When the World Health Organization (WHO) declared a global pandemic, countries all over the globe went into lockdown. If a business was not deemed essential its doors closed-restaurants, hair salons, clothing boutiques, yarn shops, etc.
The normal we knew was no longer part of our lives. We were all in the same pandemic boat, but our experiences were different. Families and friends could no longer gather or visit loved ones in nursing facilities.
While waiting for some company to develop a vaccine against this deadly virus, people switched to remote work and students went to on-line learning. Some people wore masks and tried to keep a six foot distance from another person and some were pandemic deniers saying it was all a hoax.
Author Peg Nichols wrote about all of this in her book Sidewalk Sales Across America.
In this book, readers are introduced to the following characters:
Sabrina's yarn shop is closed and she gets creative in keeping her business going. She vowed not to be a small business who closed their doors for good during the pandemic. Sabrina switches to on-line marketing and offers her customers curbside delivery, but she is not sure it will be enough to keep her shop going throughout the pandemic. Then she gets an idea, have a Sidewalk Sale. It would be outdoors and there was plenty of space for people to stay six feet away from others.
Soon, rumors grows of the sidewalk sale and more and more stores are planning to host their own sidewalk sales.
All the while, Harold is staying busy repairing vending machines, trying to support his wife in her adventure, and keeping his children's schedules straight.
Just when they think they have it figured out, Sabrina and Elsbeth test positive for COVID.
Will the sidewalk sales take place? Will small businesses survive the pandemic? Will Sabrina and Elsbeth survive COVID?
Read the book to find the answers.
About Peg Nichols:
Nichols grew up helping tend (what child labor laws?) her mother's rural grocery store. Later she was the publisher of a weekly newspaper. Nichols wrote, "Out of necessity, inspiration or opportunity, millions of Americans are small business owners. Millions more dream of owning their own business, of being their own boss, with no one to take orders from. As Americans we are resilient, innovative and above all, independent. That's how we got our start as a nation."
Nichols's mother experienced the beginnings of radio broadcasting and became an amateur radio license holder. Nichols only became a ham after learning Morse Code was no longer required. She says she will always be a grey-haired rookie, hoping to absorb by some miraculous osmosis, the vast knowledge of the world of amateur radio.
Peg Nichols lives in Kansas.
NOTE - The author sent me a copy of the book. She never asked for a review in return. Neither did she ask me to promote this book in any form. After reading the book, however, I felt that I must share it with you.
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