Miami Based International Exporter Pivoted During Pandemic, Now Facing New Hurdles

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MIAMI (CBSMiami) – South Florida has a fig of warehouse facilities that location thousands of businesses. From car assemblage repair enactment to customized furnishings income and micro-breweries, the assortment would astonishment you.

“We proviso hotels each implicit the world,” said David Zalcberg, proprietor of Smart Supply International which has freight forwarding facilities successful Miami and Spain. “Everything you spot successful the hotel, from room instrumentality to plates successful the restaurant, to sheets successful the rooms, the fans successful the rooms, to the excavation table.”

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Anyone who has vacationed successful the Caribbean has apt encountered products that person travel done Smart Supply International’s warehouse.

It was a increasing concern and past on came the coronavirus pandemic.

“We came to a implicit halt due to the fact that our customers had to unopen down. We stopped receiving acquisition orders, we stopped receiving requests, we stopped receiving e-mails, we stopped receiving payments,” said Zalcberg who had to laic disconnected employees.

Looking for a mode to support his concern going, Zalcberg worked with Florida International University’s Small Business Development Center.

“We were capable to assistance him with a paycheck extortion programme and besides an economical wounded catastrophe indebtedness to support afloat during the pandemic,” Brian Van Hook, determination manager of the Small Business Development Center.

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Guided by the Small Business Development Center, Zalcberg diversified his concern and sought U.S. authorities contracts on with updating his fiscal and concern practices.

“In the past 3 months we person seen a important question again,” said Zalcberg.

As much Americans opening o travel, hotels are filling up and Caribbean nations are opening to tourists.

As the orders travel in, Zalcberg is faced with a caller hurdle that is affecting a fig of different businesses – trouble successful hiring caller workers and dealing with a dilatory proviso chain.

“Our suppliers don’t person the unit they utilized to have,” helium said.

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Zalcberg added that they are making bash for present and helium tin spot a airy astatine the extremity of the tunnel.

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