Metro Detroit small businesses look to the future after the pandemic

(WXYZ) — All week long on The Rebound Detroit, we’re shining a light on metro Detroit’s small businesses and the people who work tirelessly to make them successful.

It’s been more than three weeks since our state’s remaining COVID-related restrictions lifted, so we’re exploring the hit small businesses have taken during the pandemic, what recovery is looking like now, and the road ahead.

It’s been almost a month since Michigan’s remaining COVID-related restrictions were lifted. Over the past year and a half we’ve reported on countless small businesses closing their doors, many for good; we’ve seen broken dreams and financial fallout from the pandemic. But we’ve also shared stories of innovation and people helping people.

Business owner Ronier Golightly is someone who in a sense, rewrote his business’s story during the pandemic.

“If I’m going to come back during COVID, then it had to be done right,” he said.

For him, doing it right meant bringing his…

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