COVID-19 hit and Ryan Combe instantly lost 80% of his clients from his previous company. He was faced with making an immediate change. Combe did what he does best – he rolled up his sleeves and worked diligently to find a solution and to push forward. By Rose Mango
COVID-19 hit and Ryan Combe instantly lost 80% of his clients from his previous company. Combe quickly applied for the SBA Disaster Relief Loan and PPP funding that never came to fruition. He never heard whether he was approved or denied. He was faced with making an immediate change. Combe did what he does best – he rolled up his sleeves and worked diligently to find a solution and to push forward.
Combe thrives on problem solving – but solving problems while creating a business that offers solutions was a big challenge. He researched the effects of COVID-19 and how he could help his friends who had businesses teetering on the edge of failure. He knew he had to do something to get people back to work, and back to work safely. Combe dug deep into researching diseases like COVID-19 to learn how they spread. He looked into treatments that could kill and stop the spread of the virus, and ways to let people know that spaces were safe from the virus.
With the limited funds he had saved, Combe bought some equipment and cleaning products that his research showed kill the spread of viruses and got to work. After developing a cleaning concept that worked in killing dangerous viruses and keeping them away, he approached several businesses along the Wasatch Front, Utah, to see if it would interest them, and the response was overwhelmingly positive.
Within a week of researching, Combe had launched a website for his new business and had developed a company to help sanitize businesses and continue to keep them safe once people returned to work. The name of that business is Safe From Spread. The products used are EPA Certified and recommended by the CDC. The response from local companies was so positive that Combe knew he had a winning solution to the pandemic’s effects in the workplace.
Combe said, “When things go south, it’s so easy to stop and get emotional about the things we can’t control, but you have to keep moving. Your solution may not be perfect and it may not even be good. You have to keep pushing forward. That is what will distinguish a brand during a crisis. While everyone else waited, you took action.”
Today, Safe From Spread is helping protect businesses in six states across the country, and recently signed its first handful of franchisees. Combe also secured an agreement with NBCUniversal to keep the upcoming PGA Tour and other sporting events safe. Safe From Spread franchisees are committed to protecting business owners, employees, and customers from COVID-19. They are also helping others move forward and to have success with their own business by offering Safe From Spread franchise opportunities. Combe hopes for every community to be safe and wants to help others own their own Safe From Spread franchise so they can also serve their communities.
Are you ready to pivot? Contact Ryan Combe at safefromspread.com.
– Rose Mango