Helping people feel great in their bodies and under their clothes
On March 17th, Gazebo, like many small businesses in Northampton, closed down to customers sending employees home without a paycheck and leaving business owners fearful. How were they going to pay their bills with no income?
Owners Amy Dickinson and Donna McNeight purchased Gazebo
, a women’s intimate apparel retail store) in 2016 from founder and longtime owner Judith Fine. They were still paying off bank loans and slowly implementing their business vision for the future when the COVID 19 virus struck, throwing a monkey wrench into their plans.
One of their future plans (after paying off their loans) was to invest in new computer hardware and software to implement an online, web-based, e-commerce system for customers to order products. Now that their store front business was closed to customers, they realized the need to have this feature was critical to their long-term financial success.