Connor Knapp, co-owner and co-founder of Piper & Leaf Tea Co., joins Carrie this week — they delve into how COVID-19 is affecting small businesses and how they are coping with the ever-changing landscape. In this incredibly honest conversation, Connor and Carrie discuss the mandates that affect small businesses, and how that has affected Piper & Leaf’s projected income for the next three months. Connor tells us about their contingency plan, how they are trying to pivot the business to meet the needs of the community, and the importance of adapting as quickly as possible. Connor breaks down the pros and cons of shutting down a business, and gets super honest about their financial numbers. He dives into the stimulus plan that has been proposed to help small businesses, but then reveals who is really profiting off of this “help” and how big corporations are still making huge profits during this crisis. Connor and Carrie wrap up with some excellent business-related book recommendations, and Connor gets very real about the future of Piper & Leaf.