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In the first episode of Forbes Firsthand, Yaakoub Hijazi, CEO of Star Laundry, tells his story about what it’s like to be a business owner in the time of the pandemic. NYC’s industrial laundry industry is enormous, and Star Laundry was responsible for services to 40% of the city’s hotel industry. Now, Star is struggling to keep the lights on. In a last ditch effort, Hijazi is hoping to switch from hotels to hospitals to save the business and help the rising number of sick citizens in the city.
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