The numbers are stark. Some 92.5 percent of small business owners in Washington state have been adversely impacted by the coronavirus, a recent pulse poll by small business referral network Alignable showed.
Those numbers rank Washington as the fifth-most impacted state in the U.S., behind Alaska (98 percent), Rhode Island (95 percent), Washington, D.C., (94.6 percent), and Vermont (93.4 percent).
“While the situation for small businesses across North America remains dire, a ray of hope emerged (recently): 60 percent of all struggling small business owners say they’re receiving support from their networks and community to help them weather the storm,” the company said in a press release.
The most supportive segments, according to the poll, included networking groups, customers, and other small business owners in similar industries. The majority of the support was monetary or came in the form of morale boosts.
The survey was conducted via email of a random sample of Alignable’s database of 4.5 million small business owners.
Visit Alignable’s coronavirus recovery and resource center for small businesses here.