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Small business owners reflect on opening in a pandemic

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TOPEKA (KSNT) – New businesses are cautiously optimistic as they open up during these uncertain times.

43Ten Pizza is one of those businesses. Opening in April the venue, located at 4310 SW 21st Street, features a bar and pizza buffet. 

While excited to finally open their doors, the business was cautiously optimistic about its chances of success. 

“We didn’t know how it was going to be received,” said co-owner Tasha Poort. “We didn’t know if people would come out, what was going to be expected out of us, what we would expect out of other people.” 

What hurdles do new businesses like 43Ten have to overcome to not only open, but survive in a pandemic? In a word, uncertainty.    

“It’s hard to have a stable business when you have no idea what’s coming or what rules are going to be put in or when it will end.”

While the pandemic limited business in traditional ways, it also gave…

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