The coronavirus is the latest setback in a baptism of fire Stockleigh businessman Peter Cartwright has faced in the first year of his new venture. The pandemic has forced ports across Asia to close, making it impossible for Mr Cartwright's business, Binder Advanced Technology, to import stock by sea from its South Korea warehouse. Mr Cartwright will consider air freighting stock - a far more expensive option - in the next fortnight. "I have decent levels of stock, but there are new lines I can't get in," he said. "Worst case scenario, we will have to absorb it, but our percentages will be minimal." The virus is another hurdle he will fight to overcome since starting the business in July 2019. Mr Cartwright has battled through floods and the bushfires since the business' inception. The devastating drought, which was at its peak when Binder was born, had a massive impact on the business. "Water restrictions down in NSW meant no one was able to wash their cars," Mr Cartwright said. "Selected businesses had permits to, but most people had to go to car washes. They do more damage to your paint." The virus has given Mr Cartwright the resolve to fight and see his business through to better times. "There's light at the end of the tunnel," he said. "We have just got a bit of pain to get through. You can't have gain without pain. "Coronavirus, it's just a virus which is going to do it's damage and then vanish." Mr Cartwright predicts rewards to come from a display at the Jimboomba X Stadium for the Triple Crown last weekend. "There was a bit of interest there," he said. "There is normally follow on. I went through a lot of business cards. Quite a few of the bike guys showed interest." Bee All Natural owner Jason Roebig urged locals to ditch the panic buying and get behind local businesses as the economy was on a knife's edge. "This could go one of two ways," the Jimboomba honey producer said. "People can start supporting local businesses, or it could go the opposite way where people don't want to spend any money, with all this talk of a recession and the uncertain environment we are working in at the moment. "We have to get the community to come together and support each other and support local businesses. "This mass hysteria is out of control."