In these times, it may seem difficult to continue with our usual tasks. If you were a person used to going out on the street every day, you may feel very bad. However, the world is not yet over (hopefully), so you can save the energy invested in feeling bad and take it to a slightly more productive task. Having fear, anxiety and sadness is normal, but we can’t survive this way for long.
Therefore, we suggest you try to deal positively with these emotions and transform them into something productive, which can become a greater source of income later on. Similarly, if you were already an entrepreneur and you got caught up in the COVID-19 era, you should also keep your concentration above the obstacles to come back stronger when this whole situation is over.
Some suggestions to continue entrepreneurship in times of COVID-19 pandemic
Review what is currently consumed most
It may seem a little cruel, but if you want to undertake in times of COVID-19 you must analyze what is being consumed in this circumstance. You can see that people are looking for hygiene products, certain medicines, food, distance education and entertainment, among other things. Therefore, if you look at your environment, everything could be a good business option for you, you just have to choose what is most convenient for you.
Since people cannot leave their homes or are on very strict schedules to do so, they prefer to opt for delivery services. These can be mainly food, but can also be services associated with e-commerce of other objects of daily use. For example, what happens if your cell phone battery is damaged during quarantine? Who can you turn to? Who will take your battery home?
All of these questions can lead to business possibilities or to further entrepreneurship in your current business. For example, if you have been selling bread all your life, you should not stop now. Just find a way to inform your customers that you continue to make bread but that they can now get it at home.
The children have not been able to attend classes and have had to be educated from home. Similarly, many people want to take advantage of the quarantine to educate themselves in their work areas and thus put their minds “somewhere else”. Therefore, you can undertake in the area of education in any field, offering digital courses, e-books and other related options.
Technology and communication services
Currently many people are working from home through video calls or online conferences. Similarly, cloud storage networks are being established, as well as massive collaboration managers with respect to a given project. If you have the possibility to offer services that can help improve these activities, then it is your time.
What people are looking for most at this time, after medicine and food, is entertainment. Many citizens are at home without being able to go to the movies, drink coffee, read books in libraries, go to museums, run in the park and lead a life like they did before COVID-19. All of this can be transformed into online movies, e-books, online museum tours, recipe tutorials, home exercise videos, etc.
Always take advantage of crises
In any kind of crisis, those who succeed are those who can face them with strength and see the positive in every occasion. Therefore, don’t stop at this situation and look for the best use of your talents and services according to the circumstances.