Going through a pandemic has been one of the most challenging events for our generation. All of a sudden our plans had to be suspended, our routine changed and the way we interrelated, too. We have had to rethink everything we do, including the way we earn a living. For this reason, many professionals who lost their jobs decided to launch a business, and companies at risk of bankruptcy decided to reinvent their services and adapt to current needs. Below, we have selected five after covid-19 businesses that we considered the most interesting:
When the lockdown began in March 2020, borders closed and it became mandatory to stay at home in almost every country in the world. Faced with such uncertainty about an unknown virus, people were in the situation of demanding home delivery services to stock up on food and other necessary items. Thus, companies and businesses responsible for providing these services began to register a greater demand, and those that until now did not offer this service, began to do so. This way, delivery services became a strong business idea, and today we can see that it has arrived into the lives of many people to stay.
Given the risk of contagion, gyms were forced to close indefinitely. As well as the hospitality industry, the fitness sector has been one of the most affected by covid-19 crisis. However, the pandemic has led people to maintain a healthier lifestyle to strengthen their immune system. Thus, sports centers invited their affiliates to follow their coaches to take online classes, or to download apps with personalized training programs. Now the question is, go back to the gym or continue training at home?
Although it is an industry that has been in place for many years, as a result of social distancing, people found in online casinos an alternative to entertain themselves and interact with family and friends. In India, for example, the increase in new users on these online platforms has grown considerably, proof of this is the newly introduced GST, meaning the creation of a panel that will evaluate the sector with respect to the payment of taxes, paving the path to the legalization of online gambling. It is a promising industry as it opens up new jobs for software developers, designers and creatives.
Many older people need help running errands. Going out on the streets in times of a pandemic is putting their lives at risk, so home care has grown in demand during the last year, a service that seems to establish itself, since it makes the day-to-day life of this elderly population easier.
In order to close our top 5 we ask the following question, did you know that online education has been developing for more than twenty years now but it was not until 2020 that it could be implemented? While it has been a difficult time for schools, it has also been an opportunity to rethink the education system and assess how children react to digital changes. Currently, there are many independent professionals who have begun to offer their services to strengthen knowledge and skills, giving children the opportunity to focus on those topics that interest them most.