Jul 23, 2020 - Economy & Business

Denver small business owner: COVID closures enabled business practices review

Ryan Cobbins, owner of Denver's Coffee at The Point

Photo: Axios screenshot

The coronavirus shutdown gave a Denver-based coffee shop and others who weathered the hiatus a slight advantage, its owner said Thursday at an Axios virtual event.

The big picture: Ryan Cobbins, owner of Coffee at the Point, said businesses like his that held steady during the shutdown had the opportunity to review their practices while they weren't serving customers.

Details: Cobbins said he spent the downtime "getting to know process and procedures, getting to know our staff on a deeper level, reviewing our vendors and so forth."

  • The coffee shop owner said his business opened in 2010, during the previous recession.
  • We've already stretched our muscle in terms of dealing with some significant challenges," Cobbins said. "Everything's about perspective."
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