While many companies are collapsing as a result of closure and poor sales because of the Coronavirus pandemic, there are some small businesses you can venture into that may actually thrive. These small businesses are uniquely suited to the COVID-19 crisis and have seen an uptick in demand.
Businesses that are thriving right now are those that help people social distance themselves from others and involve providing food to consumers especially for those in quarantine or canned food for stocking up as no one can correctly guess how long it will take for life to normalize.
Here’s a list of small business types that you may want to venture in during the pandemic:
1. Cleaning services
Coronavirus is spreading fear faster than infection and most people are clinging on cleaners to sanitize their homes, businesses, offices, churches, vehicles etc. There is a high demand for cleaners for commercial buildings and medical facilities right now.
2. Delivery services
Many consumers are afraid of leaving the safety of their homes due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Professional delivery services businesses are stepping up to make sure goods can be delivered to homes and businesses on time. Many restaurants are offering food delivery services and corporate retail deliveries are the largest beneficiary of lockdown right now.
3. Grocery stores
Grocers are seeing surges in customer demand as the general public is practicing social distancing in many countries in the world.
4. Telehealth services
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many people don’t want to leave their homes for medical appointments unless it is absolutely necessary. Therefore, telehealth companies that allow patients to see doctors or therapists virtually have become more popular.
5. Canned and jarred goods companies
Many people are stocking up on canned and jarred food, therefore businesses that manufacture these goods are seeing more demand.
6. Game makers and sellers
Coronavirus pandemic has forced many people to stay at home instead of going out and socializing. So many people are looking for creative ways to spend time within their four corners and board games and puzzles come in handy. Additionally, small video game makers that work on creative titles for children are seeing an uptick in demand with many kids unable to attend school.
7. Fitness equipment companies
With many gyms closed, most people have turned to working out at home so they may stay fit during the coronavirus crisis. Yoga mat, skipping ropes and other fitness equipment are being purchased now more than ever.
8. Kitchenware sales
Most people are spending their time cooking, baking and trying out new recipes. One part of this new trend is specifically baking bread, which helps in alleviating stress.
9. Mask makers
Mask-making has become a popular activity entrepreneur because of Covid-19. Everyone wants a high-quality mask to protect themselves and those around them.
10. Liquor and wine stores
Because bars have been closed due to COVID-19, local liquor and wine stores have dramatically increased sales.