The pandemic has been hard on existing businesses and on professionals who have been furloughed or laid off due to the shift in market demand and need. It has, however, forged many to be on their own paths and become entrepreneurs, especially after realizing how the global crisis at hand is, in fact, an opportunity in disguise to discover niche markets and missing spaces to fill. Although the situation is now going back to normalcy with the introduction of vaccines, some changes will continue even in the post-pandemic world. Whether you are up for making an entrepreneurial debut or taking advantage of the changing marketplace, here are 10 pandemic-friendly businesses to consider pursuing 2021 and later.
Initially, the fitness industry suffered massively due to the pandemic. But the fitness industry now adapting to limited food traffic has paved the way for the entire industry to go digital by offering diet plans, virtual trainers, and virtual fitness sessions.
While the education sector might never completely adapt to remote working, both businesses and the educational institutes are slowly embracing remote working tools and IT solutions to save overhead costs, providing an opportunity for more remote applications.
Delivery services have gained incredible popularity, especially during the pandemic, and are most likely to continue post-pandemic too. Delivery services are focusing more on niched delivery by delivering products that were not or hardly delivered before.
Virtual Assistant Services
Due to limited resources, businesses now prefer outsourcing many of their operations. This has opened the doors for virtual assistance, and people with good communication or written skills are quickly jumping on the bandwagon. The services range from social media posts, online sales, digital marketing to writing eBooks.
The demand for cleaning services has seen a rise since the pandemic, where people now request even more services given the constant reminders for disinfecting offices and homes.
As we are majorly working remotely, the demand for virtual applications calls for protection against cyber-attacks. Companies are looking for security solutions for applications and browsers, hence, the demand for such a service.
People are now more comfortable taking online classes; hence, providing culinary lessons or opening up a virtual culinary studio can be done for those passionate about cooking but have limited resources.
Since wearing masks has become the norm these days, brands are looking for branded masks, and this provides an opportunity to bring in variation and innovation in masks and make use of this gap for starting a small-scale business.
Social media services. Given how lately businesses are focusing more on their social media presence than before, the need for social media management companies or services is quite high and is expected to rise even further.
Virtual tutoring agency
Even though educational institutes are returning to in-person learning, students still want to continue with online studies. Parents also prefer saving the cost of traveling to tuition centers, leading to increased demand for virtual educational services.
Entrepreneurs try to find a solution to existing problems, and the pandemic is an opportunity in disguise for them to explore business opportunities. In addition to this, launching a business with pandemics in view allows one to prepare for any future crisis like Covid-19. Entrepreneurs should adopt an opportunistic approach that involves assessing the market demand and offering short-term solutions. However, both an opportunistic as well as a strategic approach should be taken when launching a business.
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