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70% of La Cocina-born businesses have lost 100% of their sales.
86% of La Cocina entrepreneurs had regular employees. By the end of March, 90% of those businesses had to lay off or furlough their entire staff.
For 68% of La Cocina businesses, including those in pre-incubation and incubation, their business is their full-time job. For 56%, their business is their entire family’s sole source of income. As restaurants have been allowed to do takeout and delivery, some entrepreneurs have found revenue…about 10% of what they were selling before March.
As a nation, we lack the structural support systems to properly care for hourly workers and small business owners. It’s time to advocate together for immediate support and change.