I also reached out to other retailers. “What are you doing about deliveries?” I emailed Christina Bryant, who had closed her home store St. Frank in Pacific Heights. A friend who has a women’s store in the Mission wrote to me, “Are you asking for a rent abatement?” At least five fellow entrepreneurs forwarded the application from San Francisco’s Office of Economic and Workforce Development for a $10,000 grant as part of its COVID-19 Small Business Resiliency Fund. We all know how hard it is to start, manage, and sustain a small business, especially in San Francisco, where the homelessness crisis and lack of non-tech workers make it especially challenging. We all want the others to pull through.