This last year or so has thrown a lot of curveballs—Covid, lockdowns, changing customer needs, adapting your business to operate online—just to name a few. While many of you are still struggling with the effects, you’re also finding new, better ways to operate. And you’ve blown us away with your innovation, creativity, and grit.

So how are you recovering as a whole? And what methods can you use to rebuild? These stats shine a spotlight on the best recovery tactics, providing you with a path forward.

To kickstart your recovery and help shift consumer behavior back to local businesses, check out the #MyMoneyStaysLocal movement and join the group to get ideas and support from business owners like you. The more people shop at local businesses, the better our communities recover.

infographic displaying statistics about how small business owners are recovering from effects of covid


  • Chelsey Taylor has nearly a decade of editorial experience in the fields of health and wellness, productivity, and most recently, small business. She loves words (...maybe a little too much), jumping around at fitness classes in Boston, her beagle pup, Beatnik, and being Managing Editor at Alignable, of course.