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Well basically i am a small business owner located in asbury park new jersey. I started a travel agency it's called cruise planners because that's part of a franchise that i bought into so i could do anything travel related obviously right now because of Covid 19 the travel industry is getting hit pretty hard and business has been pretty quiet i've been working at the business for about a year now so i am technically a startup still building client base but i know i did have clients i've always had a bit of an entrepreneurial spirit and that's obviously how i got into the travel agency before i always did music i have like my own website for electronic music so i've always been interested in trying to market my music and and i like the whole idea of marketing my travel business obviously like asbury parks in the upswing right now there are a lot of small business owners a lot of restaurants a lot of cafes there's this this atmosphere of of growth and it's really exciting you know between the music art and and restaurant workers everyone is like you know interested in in the small business aspect of building the community they're getting hit obviously really hard right now because of covid 19.



They're doing you know you know pick up at curbside pickups and all that good stuff but you know everybody's hurting everybody's not the same i know it's a lot of people out of work and i realized that something that i've been doing is is setting up a website learning more about wordpress just because of just marketing my business to creating videos for my business as opposed to just posting photos and and blog posts of just text of something boring i was always into like multi-media promotions for myself i realized that i could try to maybe do something that can help the community right now and by putting together a directory of business directory and just giving free listings out you know for basic listings eventually maybe people will be interested in getting a premium listing and pay for that so what i did is i set up this website you know