• rebound Mar 5

    Rebound Season 2, Episode 5: Keeping Lemonade Dreams From Turning Sour

    The coronavirus pandemic may have threatened small businesses across America, but these companies are rising up despite the challenges. In “Rebound,” we go behind-the-scenes of three Black-owned businesses to see how they are bouncing back from the coronavirus pandemic. Whether it’s creating a tall glass of lemonade, a colorful balloon sculpture, or make-up products for darker skin tones, each...

  • rebound Mar 5

    Rebound: Behind the Scenes as Businesses Try to Bounce Back from the Pandemic

    The coronavirus pandemic may have threatened small businesses across America, but these companies are rising up despite the challenges. In “Rebound,” we go behind-the-scenes of three Black-owned businesses to see how they are bouncing back from the coronavirus pandemic. Whether it’s creating a tall glass of lemonade, a colorful balloon sculpture, or make-up products for darker skin tones, each...

  • rebound Mar 5

    Rebound Season 2, Episode 6: ‘I Don't Have a Manual': Being Pregnant and Running a Company During a Pandemic

    The coronavirus pandemic may have threatened small businesses across America, but these companies are rising up despite the challenges. In “Rebound,” we go behind-the-scenes of three Black-owned businesses to see how they are bouncing back from the coronavirus pandemic. Whether it’s creating a tall glass of lemonade, a colorful balloon sculpture, or make-up products for darker skin tones, each...

  • rebound Mar 3

    Rebound Season 2, Episode 1: Balloon Artist Works to Bounce Back After Pandemic Shutdown

    The coronavirus pandemic may have threatened small businesses across America, but these companies are rising up despite the challenges. In “Rebound,” we go behind-the-scenes of three Black-owned businesses to see how they are bouncing back from the coronavirus pandemic. Whether it’s creating a tall glass of lemonade, a colorful balloon sculpture, or make-up products for darker skin tones, each...

  • rebound Mar 3

    Rebound Season 2, Episode 4: Back to Business

    The coronavirus pandemic may have threatened small businesses across America, but these companies are rising up despite the challenges. In “Rebound,” we go behind-the-scenes of three Black-owned businesses to see how they are bouncing back from the coronavirus pandemic. Whether it’s creating a tall glass of lemonade, a colorful balloon sculpture, or make-up products for darker skin tones, each...

  • rebound Mar 1

    ‘I Don't Have a Manual': Being Pregnant and Running a Company During a Pandemic

    As Mented perseveres and expands during the pandemic, co-founder KJ Miller must balance work with expectant motherhood. In addition to the managing the stress of business, she is now dealing with severe pregnancy sickness and trying to not be overwhelmed for fear of harming baby Kayla.

  • rebound Mar 1

    Rebound: Keeping Lemonade Dreams From Turning Sour

    As the raging pandemic continued to devastate Black-owned businesses, Vicktor Stevenson fought to protect his burgeoning lemonade empire by doubling down with a new brick and mortar location in Oakland, Calif. – but after losing the commercial space, Stevenson realized that in order to keep his business going, he’d need to pivot by expanding his company in unexpected ways.

  • rebound Feb 28

    Rebound: Making Lemonade Out of Lemons

    Vicktor Stevenson founded Gourmonade in 2018. Now, the pandemic is putting the squeeze on his gourmet lemonade business. In part one of our “Rebound” series, we join Vicktor and his family in the Gourmonade kitchen to see how they’re pivoting the business to stay afloat.

  • rebound Feb 27

    Rebound: Back to Business

    While some businesses quickly found ways to meet coronavirus reopening requirements, Ava Party Designs had to rework their entire strategy. Owner Ava Sealey shared the difficult decisions she had to make about whether to even keep her business open and how to manage continued restrictions on event venues and gathering sizes.

  • rebound Feb 26

    Rebound Season 2, Episode 2: Making Lemonade Out of Lemons

    The coronavirus pandemic may have threatened small businesses across America, but these companies are rising up despite the challenges. In “Rebound,” we go behind-the-scenes of three Black-owned businesses to see how they are bouncing back from the coronavirus pandemic. Whether it’s creating a tall glass of lemonade, a colorful balloon sculpture, or make-up products for darker skin tones, each...

  • rebound Feb 26

    Rebound: Upstarting an Inclusive Makeup Company in a Pandemic

    After plenty of success selling makeup specifically made for people of color, Mented Cosmetics hits a roadblock of uncertainty during the coronavirus pandemic. Co-founder KJ Miller explains the worry over possibly having to let go of employees, the shift in marketing her company had to make and the logistics challenges of constant factory and warehouse closures.

  • rebound Feb 26

    Rebound Season 2, Episode 3: Upstarting an Inclusive Makeup Company in a Pandemic

    The coronavirus pandemic may have threatened small businesses across America, but these companies are rising up despite the challenges. In “Rebound,” we go behind-the-scenes of three Black-owned businesses to see how they are bouncing back from the coronavirus pandemic. Whether it’s creating a tall glass of lemonade, a colorful balloon sculpture, or make-up products for darker skin tones, each...

  • rebound Feb 26

    Mented: The Highs, Lows of a Black-Owned, Socially Conscious Company During a Pandemic

    Mented is a Black-owned, socially conscious makeup company. But during a pandemic, would people even wear makeup? And as the country reckoned with racism, what role would Mented play in speaking out?

  • rebound Feb 22

    Up in the Air: CT Balloon Artist Works to Rebound After Pandemic Shutdown

    How can a party-based business pull through a pandemic? That is the question balloon artist Ava Sealey, who owns Ava Party Designs in Bethel, has been facing since March. Uncertainty is all that’s certain in a pandemic, but Sealey believes in working for her business’s future.

  • rebound Feb 22

    Rebound Season 1, Episode 2: ‘Figuring It Out As We Go'

    Forced to shutter their doors when COVID-19 hit, small businesses across America were faced with a tough question: “How do we survive?” As shutdowns and restrictions continue to create hurdles for small business owners all over the country, there’s been no shortage of creativity. From a small local theater in New Hampshire streaming burlesque shows online, to a Brooklyn...

  • rebound Feb 22

    Rebound Season 1, Episode 1: ‘Is This the Right Thing to Do?'

    Forced to shutter their doors when COVID-19 hit, small businesses across America were faced with a tough question: “How do we survive?” As shutdowns and restrictions continue to create hurdles for small business owners all over the country, there’s been no shortage of creativity. From a small local theater in New Hampshire streaming burlesque shows online, to a Brooklyn...

  • rebound Feb 22

    Rebound Season 1 Roundtable

    Forced to shutter their doors when COVID-19 hit, small businesses across America were faced with a tough question: “How do we survive?” As shutdowns and restrictions continue to create hurdles for small business owners all over the country, there’s been no shortage of creativity. From a small local theater in New Hampshire streaming burlesque shows online, to a Brooklyn...

  • rebound Feb 22

    Rebound Season 1, Episode 6: ‘Learning From This Experience'

    Forced to shutter their doors when COVID-19 hit, small businesses across America were faced with a tough question: “How do we survive?” As shutdowns and restrictions continue to create hurdles for small business owners all over the country, there’s been no shortage of creativity. From a small local theater in New Hampshire streaming burlesque shows online, to a Brooklyn...

  • rebound Feb 22

    Rebound Season 1, Episode 5: ‘Learning How to Balance'

    Forced to shutter their doors when COVID-19 hit, small businesses across America were faced with a tough question: “How do we survive?” As shutdowns and restrictions continue to create hurdles for small business owners all over the country, there’s been no shortage of creativity. From a small local theater in New Hampshire streaming burlesque shows online, to a Brooklyn...

  • rebound Feb 22

    Rebound Season 1, Episode 4: ‘Walking Into the Dark Together'

    Forced to shutter their doors when COVID-19 hit, small businesses across America were faced with a tough question: “How do we survive?” As shutdowns and restrictions continue to create hurdles for small business owners all over the country, there’s been no shortage of creativity. From a small local theater in New Hampshire streaming burlesque shows online, to a Brooklyn...

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