North Kingstown, RI
I am a small full line Pet Store that specializes in fish that's been running since 2004. Recently one of my business partners passed away and within the same year one of their sons passed as well. I was not the financial handler then and when things were at their worst and multiple things went unpaid for 5 month with out my knowledge, including taxes. This past year 2019 has been a catch-up year for me to try and get things situated. Rhode Island is a tough state to do business in, they don't care about small businesses and only want their money. I recently got a small loan to pay off back taxes (wasn't enough to pay off all debts) and my business partners have stepped out of the picture. I'm looking to buy them out, which means all new branding & marketing. We have a very loyal customer following in our area and are respected for our animal knowledge and quality products. My struggle will only get worse when I have to try and re-brand my store.