Like so many small businesses, Antonelli's Cheese Shop in Austin, TX had to pivot when covid hit. Owners John and Kendall Antonelli decided early on that keeping their staff and supporting local cheesemakers were the two most important parts of pulling their business through the pandemic.
With help from the Capital One Spark Cash Plus card, the Antonellis were able to use their everyday 2% cash back rewards to keep paying for medical coverage for their staff, even adding on mental health services. The shop also began hosting Virtual Cheese Tastings, which have now reach more than 17,000 people.
John and Kendall want other small business owners to feel confident in their own abilities and their own willingness to pivot and be flexible when needed, take care of others, and do good in the community.
Learn more about Antonelli's Cheese Shop here.
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