Many businesses and industries that have been impacted by COVID-19 like shops catering to Quinceañeras, a cultural staple. Estella, an Onward House student, opened JCK Boutique 5 years ago, and has taken Onward House digital literacy classes, including e-commerce and one-one on one technical assistance. Most recently, she graduated from The Lab, Onward House’s entrepreneurship program. COVID-19 and the shelter in place order severely impacted her business. She reached out to Onward House, and as a graduate of The Lab, was able to move in to The Bounce, our affordable retail accelerator, and reduce her rent 78% until her business recovers.
Watch the full story here (Telemundo – Spanish): https://www.telemundochicago.com/videos/videos-noticias/se-viene-abajo-el-negocio-de-las-quinceaneras-en-chicago/2109907/