Checking back in with our ‘GMA3’ small business success

Toymaker Tiffney Laing used her $5,000 prize money from the Second Act Showdown to expand her business.
2:33 | 12/15/20

Coming up in the next {{countdown}} {{countdownlbl}}

Coming up next:

{{nextVideo.title}}

{{nextVideo.description}}

Skip to this video now

Now Playing:

{{currentVideo.title}}

Comments
Related Extras
Related Videos
Video Transcript
Transcript for Checking back in with our ‘GMA3’ small business success
We are back with the inspiring progress report from an enterprising professor you met here on "Gma3" not too long ago. Tiff ne makes educational tools that highlight black history and she got a big boost of cash on our "Second act showdown." How do you feel? I'm blown away. I'm so appreciative. I'm just so grateful. Thank you so much. So, when the pandemic hit, things stopped, not from my end but a lot of the sales stopped coming in. Educational toys are not going to be the first thing on their mind when people are trying to survive and save for food and pay their bills. So, there was a lot going on and it was kind of scary. When I appeared on "Gma3" and won the cash prize, first off, I was so excited and grateful to be able to even participate in that experience and I was overcome with joy but I was really hoping that I would win, but then everyone won, it was even more of a blessing because everyone can use a cash prize. But with that money, I was hoping that I would be able to obviously keep afloat with everything that's happened during the pande with the loss of sales and that sort. I was excited to be able to pay, you know, continue to pay for the things that I needed to pay for to keep the business going. I was excited to hire my first employee and I was able to invest in hiring some interns. During the pandemic overall, we've been able to fulfill the orders that people have purchased. We've been able to fulfill back that cash prize came right on time, and I can't share my gratitude enough. I've learned so many things from this recent experience. Running a business during a pandemic, I would say if I had to choose one lesson, it would to not allow fearipple you in how you choose to go forward with your company, because there are going to be things that you don't plan for. They can contribute their gifts as well. Because when I'm done, it's my way of contributing my gifts to the world, what I believe I can do to help future generations. Tiffney with such a great message there. Don't allow fear to cripple you.

This transcript has been automatically generated and may not be 100% accurate.

{"duration":"2:33","description":"Toymaker Tiffney Laing used her $5,000 prize money from the Second Act Showdown to expand her business.","mediaType":"default","section":"ABCNews/GMA","id":"74739120","title":"Checking back in with our ‘GMA3’ small business success","url":"/GMA/GMA3/video/checking-back-gma3-small-business-success-74739120"}