Small Businesses Recover After Holidays

“December is my favorite time of the year because I love being busy,” Torres said.

The holidays have the power to close down a small business for good and Felicia Torres, who has owned Color Me Paisley for nearly four years says 2016 overall was not profitable, but the holidays helped.

“This year during November and December was make it or break it whether we stay open or we close,” Torres said.

Color Me Paisley made $27,000 less in 2016 than it did in 2015 which was a shock that almost made Torres close her store.

“It was a much bigger gap than I expected money wise, I was actually pretty shocked at the difference at how well we did 2015 and how bad we did 2016,” Torres said.

Torres is in the process of giving her store a makeover which she hopes will bring more business her way in 2017.

“I hope to have more customers I don’t think the community realizes how much we need their support in being a small business,” Torres said.