Last week, Tucker—who is also part of CNBC's YPO Chief Executive Network—was forced to lay off his entire sales team and "all but a couple of administrative people in order to just hold on for dear life while this insanity continues."
Tucker shared the hardships his employees are going through, providing a snapshot of how quickly a shutdown can affect workers.
One employee who has four children has been doing whatever he can, including driving on a spare tire, to cut household expenses. Another is unsure how she will be able to afford the care her autistic son needs as her unemployment check won't cut it.
Tucker said he was preparing to dip into his life savings just to keep his 20-year-old company on life support. He plans to hire his staff back as soon as revenues begin flowing back into his coffers.
"We are praying that Washington will reopen for business so that we may rehire our people and get back to work."
—By CNBC's Anthony Volastro.