4 businesses you can start during Covid-19

A guide to making the most of the pandemic.

As the world continues to battle this seemingly never-ending pandemic, it’s easy to look around and feel like everything is falling apart.

From people losing their jobs, small businesses closing their doors forever, and global corporations laying off staff left and right, you might be thinking that starting a business right now would be crazy.

However, during the last global recession of 2008/9, some of today’s biggest companies were born.Slack, Uber, and Airbnb to name just a few.

This shows that, no matter how bleak things seem, the world moves on and rebuilds. Sure, it may look a little different, but nothing lasts forever, so being prepared to adapt is key.

If you’ve been thinking of starting a business, whether before Covid-19 hit or due to circumstances caused by the pandemic, then here are a few ideas to hopefully give you some inspiration:

Commercial Cleaning:

Cleaning companies like Ideal Cleaning have always been in demand by businesses to ensure their premises are kept clean and tidy for staff.

However, during these times, hygiene has become even more important – especially as some as starting to head back into work.

To make sure they’re adhering to strict government guidelines on creating a safe working environment for staff who can’t work from home, commercial cleaning services are going to be in even higher demand than they previously were.

So, if cleaning is something you enjoy, then this could be a great idea for a business to start right now.

Online Counselling:

If you have a qualification in counselling, and maybe even have an offline practice, then people need you more than ever.

Aside from the economic and health impact of this virus, the biggest issue people are struggling with right now is their mental health.

According to the World Health Organization, Covid-19 is directly responsible for ongoing rises in anxiety, depression, addiction, and even suicide among people of all age groups.

Although a qualification is needed for providing counselling, if you don’t have one already, they’re easy enough to work towards through places like the Open University.

Making a difference in people’s lives is always a rewarding business to have, and right now it’s very much needed, and thanks to technology all you need is a phone and an internet connection to get started.

Tech Consultant:

With more companies now working from home for the first time ever, many of them are struggling to get their technology systems set up to allow for this change since they didn’t really have a lot of notice when the pandemic hit.

If you’re tech savvy and feel like you could help people get their systems set up for working from home, then why not reach out to some small-medium businesses in your area and offer your skills?

The chances are that many of them will be grateful for the help.

Delivery Service:

Although the frenzied panic buying of toilet paper and pasta has stopped for the most part, there are still challenges with getting online food deliveries.

This is a big problem for many people who are self-isolating or simply not able to get out to the shops.

If you have a car, then you could offer your services and deliver things to people unable to get out. This doesn’t need to be just food, if you have a larger vehicle such as a van, you could even deliver things like furniture, help people move house, or anything else they require.

As you can see, although it may seem like the world is shutting down thanks to the virus, it really isn’t and there are a lot of people who need help, so this could be the perfect time for you to try something new.