In a little over a year since the global pandemic began, COVID-19 has spread to over 200 countries, affected global economic growth beyond anything anyone has experienced in nearly a century, and left many businesses contemplating closing their doors.https://9fbe56cb813dd2c27f726b6c336eb996.safeframe.googlesyndication.com/safeframe/1-0-38/html/container.html– ADVERTISEMENT –
Amid the chaos, Sharifah Hardie, a local Long Beach woman, has fearlessly stepped up to provide business owners with some sense of relief. After all, she is aware of the pain these business owners are experiencing. She has experienced it many times before, on more than one occasion.
After eight layoffs over 20 years, losing everything but the clothes on her back, being unable to find employment with a living wage, two divorces and minor support for her entrepreneurial ambitions this single mother of two knew that waiting for someone to come and save her or government assistance being able to sustain her was highly unlikely.