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How a Family Owned Business Survived During Covid-19 TN Nursery, short for Tennessee Nursery, is a family-owned landscaping business selling all kinds of trees, shrubs, plants, flowers, etc., and ships them everywhere. They have managed to survive the COVID-19 pandemic and its many economic pitfalls for a number of reasons. In fact, they shipped more […]

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How a Family Owned Business Survived During Covid-19 TN Nursery, short for Tennessee Nursery, is a family-owned landscaping business selling all kinds of trees, shrubs, plants, flowers, etc., and ships them everywhere. They have managed to survive the COVID-19 pandemic and its many economic pitfalls for a number of reasons. In fact, they shipped more plants in 2020 than the previous years! Here’s how the family-owned and operated TN Nursery survived the pandemic of 2020 when hundreds of other businesses were closing down.

People Stayed Home With Little to Do

Most homeowners always say that when they have time they’ll do such-and-such or finish this-and-that. When lockdowns came and homeowners were stuck at home with little else to do for weeks on end, they began looking at their “honey-do” lists. They realized that all of those household and landscaping projects they had been putting off were now doable because they were stuck at home and could actually do them.

People like to stay busy. They don’t like being cooped up. Getting outside to work on things helped a lot of people keep their sanity when they couldn’t go anywhere, see anyone, or do anything else. Even people who rented and didn’t own property decided to have hobby gardens during the pandemic. These hobby gardens during the pandemic fueled the sales of many nurseries and landscaping companies, including TN Nursery.

People Landscaped More

Nurseries and landscape companies actually saw their profits soar during the pandemic. Everyone stayed at home and gave up vacations to make their home’s look nicer and landscaped more. Because everyone stayed at home and gave up vacations to make their home’s look nicer and landscaped more, they spent vacation funds on a ton of plants, seeds, flowers, bushes, trees, grass seed, etc., and that is why sales for these businesses soared instead of dropped.

The Tennessee Nursery company sold more plants during the lockdown than pervious years and they shipped more plants in 2020 than the previous years too. This nursery was blessed to be able to keep going and shipping plants despite the high demand and heavy competition. Their online store and solid business sense are both credited with keeping this nursery business alive and well.

Part of Their Success Has to Do With Family

Family-run businesses are able to look at wages and say, “Hey, we can get by for awhile while we help each other out here.” That’s exactly what this nursery did. They were all related and could help each other with what they needed in food, transportation and supplies during the pandemic. Additionally, because they were family, they didn’t have to worry about payroll for outside workers, which was and still is a big problem for businesses that aren’t family-owned and family-operated.

Another perk to owning and operating a family business during a pandemic is that it’s family. If everyone agrees to take the risk to come to work, then everyone that’s family understands that passing the virus among family is a mutually agreed upon risk. Thankfully that was not an issue at all. Everyone remained healthy as they worked outdoors in a very socially distanced manner (as is often the case when you are gardening and raising plants in a nursery!).

Their Continued Success Also Has to Do With Their Willingness to Ship Everywhere

This nursery, even though they are located in Tennessee, didn’t limit their shipping region to the fine state of Tennessee. No, on the contrary; they chose to ship anywhere in the continental U.S.. Wherever it was safest to ship plants and still ensure that they would arrive in living and plant-able condition, they shipped them.

It was blessed to be able to keep going and shipping plants in mass quantities all last year. Having sold more plants during the lockdown than pervious years and selling their entire nursery inventory online really helped in their ability to stay afloat and even prosper when other businesses were failing. Customers around the country having access to plants and seeds they were unable to buy where they lived via this family’s nursery online was the best thing this company ever did, and they will be the first to tell you that.

COVID-19 Isn’t Dead Yet!

Despite the news of the arrival of vaccines in December of 2020, businesses like this Tennessee Nursery still need your help. The virus and the pandemic aren’t dead yet, and these businesses still need to make it through 2021. If you are so inclined to continue with your landscaping projects on your home’s yard or your commercial properties, don’t hesitate to check out the many wonderful options this nursery has and is willing to ship to you. Keep them going strong through the coming year so that they can provide landscaping options for decades to come!

How a Family Owned Business Survived During Covid-19 TN Nursery, short for Tennessee Nursery, is a family-owned landscaping business selling all kinds of trees, shrubs, plants, flowers, etc., and ships them everywhere. They have managed to survive the COVID-19 pandemic and its many economic pitfalls for a number of reasons. In fact, they shipped more plants in 2020 than the previous years! Here’s how the family-owned and operated TN Nursery survived the pandemic of 2020 when hundreds of other businesses were closing down.

People Stayed Home With Little to Do

Most homeowners always say that when they have time they’ll do such-and-such or finish this-and-that. When lockdowns came and homeowners were stuck at home with little else to do for weeks on end, they began looking at their “honey-do” lists. They realized that all of those household and landscaping projects they had been putting off were now doable because they were stuck at home and could actually do them.

People like to stay busy. They don’t like being cooped up. Getting outside to work on things helped a lot of people keep their sanity when they couldn’t go anywhere, see anyone, or do anything else. Even people who rented and didn’t own property decided to have hobby gardens during the pandemic. These hobby gardens during the pandemic fueled the sales of many nurseries and landscaping companies, including TN Nursery.

People Landscaped More

Nurseries and landscape companies actually saw their profits soar during the pandemic. Everyone stayed at home and gave up vacations to make their home’s look nicer and landscaped more. Because everyone stayed at home and gave up vacations to make their home’s look nicer and landscaped more, they spent vacation funds on a ton of plants, seeds, flowers, bushes, trees, grass seed, etc., and that is why sales for these businesses soared instead of dropped.

The Tennessee Nursery company sold more plants during the lockdown than pervious years and they shipped more plants in 2020 than the previous years too. This nursery was blessed to be able to keep going and shipping plants despite the high demand and heavy competition. Their online store and solid business sense are both credited with keeping this nursery business alive and well.

Part of Their Success Has to Do With Family

Family-run businesses are able to look at wages and say, “Hey, we can get by for awhile while we help each other out here.” That’s exactly what this nursery did. They were all related and could help each other with what they needed in food, transportation and supplies during the pandemic. Additionally, because they were family, they didn’t have to worry about payroll for outside workers, which was and still is a big problem for businesses that aren’t family-owned and family-operated.

Another perk to owning and operating a family business during a pandemic is that it’s family. If everyone agrees to take the risk to come to work, then everyone that’s family understands that passing the virus among family is a mutually agreed upon risk. Thankfully that was not an issue at all. Everyone remained healthy as they worked outdoors in a very socially distanced manner (as is often the case when you are gardening and raising plants in a nursery!).

Their Continued Success Also Has to Do With Their Willingness to Ship Everywhere

This nursery, even though they are located in Tennessee, didn’t limit their shipping region to the fine state of Tennessee. No, on the contrary; they chose to ship anywhere in the continental U.S.. Wherever it was safest to ship plants and still ensure that they would arrive in living and plant-able condition, they shipped them.

It was blessed to be able to keep going and shipping plants in mass quantities all last year. Having sold more plants during the lockdown than pervious years and selling their entire nursery inventory online really helped in their ability to stay afloat and even prosper when other businesses were failing. Customers around the country having access to plants and seeds they were unable to buy where they lived via this family’s nursery online was the best thing this company ever did, and they will be the first to tell you that.

COVID-19 Isn’t Dead Yet!

Despite the news of the arrival of vaccines in December of 2020, businesses like this Tennessee Nursery still need your help. The virus and the pandemic aren’t dead yet, and these businesses still need to make it through 2021. If you are so inclined to continue with your landscaping projects on your home’s yard or your commercial properties, don’t hesitate to check out the many wonderful options this nursery has and is willing to ship to you. Keep them going strong through the coming year so that they can provide landscaping options for decades to come!

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