As small-business owners try to survive the pandemic, experts share this advice

Jill Justin had to think fast when the coronavirus pandemic hit.

As the owner of Jill Justin Dance Alliance in Middlesex County, New Jersey, she went from having close to 500 students taking classes seven days a week to shutting her studio doors.

After taking some time to regroup and change her business model, Justin started offering Zoom classes and asked those who could afford it to continue paying tuition. Her revenue dropped by 50%.

Now that her business is back open with restrictions like masks and six-feet of social distancing, and at 50% capacity, Justin is wondering about her next move.