Having a small business has never been easy. Studies have shown that only 40% of these concerns are considered profitable. But now, recent economic struggles due to the Covid-19 pandemic and persistent inflation have made it even harder, especially for small food vendors. One-third of them closed during the pandemic.
But there is some welcome news. Through the Small Business Administration, PPP loans have fueled the creation of more than 4.5 million new small businesses since 2021.
This short documentary shows the challenges of this industry through the eyes of the vendors, and how they have adapted to survive in this environment, through innovation and technology.