在考文垂，塔里-維爾克(Tarri Virk)說，"壓力非常大"，缺乏業務意味着 "你不得不動用你的儲蓄來維持一切"。
The rail strikes have disrupted trade for businesses at or near stations, according to several firms in the West Midlands.
It has been "really disheartening", he said, and urged both sides to find a solution to end the strikes.
"If this does not get sorted, we are left as collateral damage. Our bills still have to be paid every month."
Anika Saxton, at Shrewsbury Coffee House, said with no train services on strike days in Shropshire, they have seen an impact.
"I understand why people are doing it but when it does affect trade, especially when things are so difficult at the moment, it is not the most positive thing we could have at the moment," she said.
Instead of making hundreds of beverages in two hours each morning, she said on Wednesday they made 30 in the same time.
"It was like no-man's land, there was nobody here. Our business is very dependant on the trains. A train comes in, we get really busy," Ms Conway said.
In Coventry, Tarri Virk said it has been "very stressful" and the lack of business has meant "you have to dip into your savings to keep everything going".