- Posted October 14, 2013 by
Colorado Springs, Colorado
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Shutdown over: What next?
Another small business hit hard by the shutdown
“My mind is with my employees, some of whom have run out of vacation time and are dipping into their savings,” said Gilmore, the CEO of the company. “I have offered up early Christmas bonuses, and some have opted to take them.”
But his attempts to make the best of the situation aren’t enough to assuage all of his employees.
“Some of my best and brightest employees are already looking for employment elsewhere, and they would be very hard to replace,” he said.
Gilmore estimates he is losing about $40,000 in revenue a week. And that number doesn’t include the $300,000 in outstanding invoices he has from a project work completed back in July. “That's pretty tough for a small business,” he said.
- zdan, CNN iReport producer