Well, now that many of us are now stuck at home for the second time, many more people have now decided to start up their own businesses. Research by Startups.co.uk shows that there has been a 60% increase in the number of new businesses starting up every day from April 2019 to April 2020.


The rise in unemployment may have pushed people forward and have given them the perfect opportunity to start their own businesses, and now due to lockdown, more people are staying at home with nothing but time in their hands. 


An example of this would be Oliver Loveday. Oliver Loveday used to work as an expedition leader guiding people up Kilamanjaro and for trips in the Himalayas. However, the pandemic had gotten rid a year’s worth of freelance work for Oliver and was forced to change course. So he turned to another passion of his, food.


He found a gap in the market after dropping off emergency farm shop food to friends that had to self-isolate. He started delivering farm produce to people’s homes, and soon his following grew. He began by delivering out of the back of a small VW Polo and packing boxes underneath a gazebo garden. They now have their own storage and packing facility, and a fast-growing team delivering and spreading the word.