While many companies are hurting during the coronavirus pandemic, some small businesses are seeing lots of new and returning customers.
With all kinds of businesses creatively learning to adapt to coronavirus, it should come as no surprise that some traditional businesses have seen success in this new landscape as well. Businesses that help people socially distance themselves from others, retailers that enable people to eat and drink at home and health care services are primary examples.
Here’s a list of small business types that are seeing strong demand during the coronavirus pandemic.
With the spread of coronavirus fears around the country, it should come as no surprise that professional cleaning services that sanitize offices, restaurants and homes are in high demand.
With many consumers afraid to leave their homes or being advised by state governments to shelter in place during the coronavirus crisis, professional delivery services have stepped up to make sure goods can be delivered to homes and businesses.
Game makers and sellers
With the novel coronavirus forcing many people to stay at home instead of going out, small businesses that create board games and puzzles are popular since they help entertain families.
Fitness equipment companies
With many gyms closed across the country, people have turned to home gyms in order to helpout them stay fit during the coronavirus crisis. Yoga mat purchases are likely the number one purchase for many working at home. However other fitness tools are also in high demand.
The coronavirus pandemic has pushed more people to spend time at home cooking and baking, making all sorts of new recipes. In turn, companies that enable the baking of bread have seen their demand sharply increase, including makers of flour and yeast.
People are growing their own fruits, vegetables and plants because it can be a little scary to go to the grocery store, supply is constrained at stores, and there’s simply more time to try your hand at being a green thumb. Naturally, gardening companies including seed providers are booming.
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