Have You Considered Opening a Small Business?

We are in the midst of a pandemic. Should people consider opening a small business right now? Applications for new U.S. businesses are rising at the fastest rate since 2007.  This is caused due to need and opportunity. Per the Chamber of Commerce here are some suggestions that are ideal businesses to start during the pandemic.

Handmade Products – e-commerce was big before the pandemic. During the pandemic it has become HUGE!  Now more than ever crafters and artisans have more time to make their hobby a business.

Pet Products and services – if you have pets you will understand how their importance has increased with people forced to spend more time at home. More people are adopting pets. The more pets people have, the more in demand pet products and services are needed.

Commercial Cleaning Services – cleaning services have become more in demand during the pandemic

Delivery & Errand services – many people cannot or choose not to leave their homes.

These are a few of the small businesses that are taking off.  Do a search.  You will be amazed at all the ideas that are out there.  If you are interested in starting a business, we have a resource to help you.  They offer confidential, free counseling to help you on your path to your own business.  Go to their website and see what is available to you:

Illinois Small Business Development Center at
The Starved Rock Country Alliance
844.369.8898 | info@alliancesbdc.org | www.alliancesbdc.org