New business in DMV during COVID-19 pandemic


Just as many new businesses opened during the pandemic than closed, according to the D.C. Policy Center.

WASHINGTON — Kevin Bryan thought when he left his job in February of 2020, he would land another with no issues. At the time, the economy was in good shape, unemployment was at historic lows, and given his skills and experience, finding another job would be uncomplicated–he thought.  

“COVID-19 hit. And a lot of those opportunities fell through,” Bryan said reminding himself of the uncertainty many experienced when both the federal and local government began to institute a lockdown and restrictions.  

He knew he had to do something and decided to start his own company called Equnival Partners, a justice and equity consulting firm. It’s…

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