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Essential Businesses During a Pandemic

2020 is a year no one will forget anytime soon. Like a tornado blowing through a trailer park, the COVID-19 pandemic crippled global economies, wiped out financial markets, and forever changed the business landscape as we know it. 

But as the saying goes “where there is crisis, there is also opportunity”. And so the era of “essential businesses” came to be. 

What are essential businesses? 

Essential businesses are simply those businesses that are pandemic proof. No matter what happens, these businesses must stay open because they are essential to our immediate survival. Any business outside of this definition was considered non-essential. 

The COVID-19 outbreak isn’t the first pandemic the world has experienced. There have been others, but what makes this case special is how far and wide its effects were felt all over the world at the same time. Even as these businesses remained open, it wasn’t business as usual. They had to be more creative with their marketing strategy, more cautious when it comes to safety protocols, and of course,  more efficient in meeting customer demands 

Examples of Essential Businesses in this Period

Food, water, internet, medicines, protective clothing (masks, gloves, face shields) — these are all examples of where one may put up an essential business. Here are our top picks for local businesses you can support. 

Garden Grocer

Garden Grocer is an online grocery store based in Clermont. It is considered an essential business because of the grocery services they provide. All you need do is create your account, place your order and the items will be delivered at your doorstep — a very useful feature during the lockdown. 

Garden Grocer currently delivers all over the greater Orlando area, including  Seminole, Lake counties, Orange, and Osceola. Sign up for your account today or check out the site to learn more about their services. 

Garden Grocery Laundry

Garden Grocery Laundry offers top-quality laundry services. They have a reputation for smart delivery and pick up. Their expertise in dry cleaning and wash, dry, and fold laundry has carved a niche for the brand making it one of the most sought-after and reliable laundry service providers in the local area. Request your laundry pickup today. 

CDI Apparel

CDI Apparel is the go-to store for custom school and sportswear apparel. In recent times, they have expanded their offerings to include face masks, hand sanitizer, and other back-to-school COVID essentials. Call 800-505-0222 to get started. 

Cafe Gianni

Craving some of the finest Italian cuisines in Orlando? Gianni’s Italiano Restaurant is the place to be. The owner-chef Gianni began his journey in Ascoli, Italy. He worked with some top-notch restaurants in Como, Tuscany, London, New York, and Boston before settling with his family in the Mount Dora area. 

Enjoy the elegant dining experience with a robust menu of scintillating dishes and desserts, as well as a fine selection of wines

Tulumi Digital Marketing 

Tulumi is the leading digital marketing agency in Orlando. They help businesses establish an online presence and dominate their digital marketing. If essential businesses are to stay in business, they need innovative marketing solutions designed to take into account the dynamics of the post COVID-19 “new normal.” That’s what Tulumi Digital Marketing can do for your business. 


The COVID-19 pandemic caused a ripple across the globe. As the world heals, a tried and proven digital marketing agency like Tulumi is what your brand needs to help weather the storm of the current crisis. Call us now at (800) 481-1720 or fill out our contact form for your initial consultation. Digital business cards, you’ll have a custom mini-website that can be shared anytime, anywhere! Gone are the days of handing out germy paper business cards.

Deb Wallace | CEO | Digital Marketing Services | Tulumi Digital Marketing

Deb Wallace


Deb Wallace brings a dynamic career in mobile and internet marketing. She remains on the industry’s cutting edge for technology and innovation driving new business through establishing strategic partnerships and relationships. She carries with her a vast knowledge in the e-commerce marketplace as well as extensive experience in the online payment processing industry.

Deb is exceptionally well organized with a track record that demonstrates creativity, tenacity, and initiative in achieving both personal and business goals. She is currently focused on providing multiple locations for the company.


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