The 2008 recession truly ravaged my area.
Businesses at every level were hit in a single way or another.
What used to be a thriving downtown hub in my small neighborhood abruptly turned into a ghost city of boarded up windows & sidewalks with knee high shrubbery & weeds. When I was in grade school, it was a good section with suppliers of every kind. The two of us had a pharmacy that went back decades & more than 2 unusual generations in the same family. There was a hardware store downtown that was also passed down from a single generation to the next. Even if their prices were a tiny bit higher than what you’d find in a single of the big hardware store chains, I still happily shopped there until the very end. I was incredibly fortunate to avoid losing my task or my house when the recession ravaged the country & the world at large. There was an opening where I could possibly start my own supplier. I had shoppers from my task that were willing to stick with myself and others if I went out of my own. The big push came when I looked for commercial space to rent for a small office. I just wanted a locale for myself & a receptionist, so I didn’t need anything high-priced, large, or high-priced. It shouldn’t have come as a surprise, however I soon found that there were commercial & industrial spaces available for rent at low prices all throughout my city. There were even locales that had turnkey facilities for factories or shipping warehouses. I didn’t need to outfit the building in anyway, I just needed regular heating & cooling love you’d expect in any small office. After securing a lease for a fantastic price, I started my business with haste.