Linda Koffman is a San Francisco-based writer/editor. A longtime professional storyteller and copywriter for print and digital media, she is curious about what keeps people curious in work and life. Her first job was scooping ice cream, and she cut her writer’s teeth as an intern-to-editor music journalist.
Business Unusual: Floral Designer’s Campaign for Black Residents Made Hearts Open and Business Blossom
Oakland's Ariana Marbley created an opportunity for anyone to give a flower to Black locals in her community to remind them that they’re supported, loved, and appreciated.
Advanced Pest Control — which normally deals with rodents, bats, and insects — incorporated high-level disinfection packages to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in homes and businesses.
Portland, Oregon’s Shine Distillery & Grill’s in-house distilling ingredient — ethyl alcohol — helped save the day for the young operation during COVID-19.
One South Bend, IN, nonprofit is sewing and distributing thousands of free masks to locals in need, and collaborating with neighboring businesses to make it happen.
This story is part of our Business Unusual series. Each week, we share real stories from small businesses and how they are adapting to a new world of work.