Pivoting during a pandemic

Small Eastside business owners shares struggles and advice

Cornell Chuaseco

Cornell Chuaseco, Community News Photojournalist

The coronavirus pandemic led many business around Los Angeles to lay off employees or shut down altogether.

Small business owners Doreen Nakama-Martinez and Adam Martinez, owners of East Los Musubi, talk about how they pivoted their Hawaiian kitchen pop-up and catering business.

Their advice is simple: Don’t lose hope, reach out to others in the community to learn and swap stories, and “treat others good.” The love you share will somehow find its way back to you.