The business landscape had a dramatic makeover after the Covid-19 swept the world. Numerous businesses that used to thrive are now closed. Some are struggling to survive. Others are trying to start over again. But other business ventures are now flourishing.
Entrepreneurs had no choice but to learn how to adapt to the pandemic world. Some used this opportunity to bring in products and services closer to consumers who are now social distancing and staying indoors. But which businesses are leveraging from the limitations brought about by the pandemic?
Mobile Food Services
Restaurants are limiting the number of staff and customers inside the establishment. With the threat of the pandemic still out there, many people fear contracting the virus while dining out. This is where mobile food services come to play.
Mobile food trucks allow people to enjoy eating their favorite gourmet meals while on the go. There is no need to wait in long lines inside restaurants or the drive-thru to order food or wait for free space to dine in. Since food trucks offer convenience and good food in exchange for a cheap price, these small businesses captured the hearts of food lovers everywhere.
Entrepreneurs like the idea of running a small business on the go. They can build their own brand for a fraction of a cost and run the business smoothly even without hiring numerous employees. As long as you can whip up great food and can find a great location, you’re ready to take off.
During the pandemic, people are craving for their favorite comfort foods. This gave entrepreneurs more reasons to start their own trucks. Now, numerous food trucks are offering a variety of flavors to consumers.
Today’s young generation is fond of gardening. According to a survey, Gen Z prioritizes gardening and is spending a considerable amount of cash on garden supplies. But young adults are not the only ones who are spending on gardening after the pandemic started.
As more people stay indoors, they started looking for other ways to improve their living space, boost their health, and enjoy a productive hobby. Since taking care of plants offers all these benefits, these helped boost the gardening industry. Now, numerous homeowners have different indoor plants, started their own vegetable gardens, and are tending to luscious yards.
Homeowners also like the idea of growing their own produce and enjoying organic vegetables. They get to share their produce with their loved ones and neighbors. Any excess they can donate to local food banks.
Drive-in Movie Theaters
One business that made a comeback are drive-in movie theaters. Due to the numerous cinemas that popped up throughout the years, many people ditched drive-in theaters. But with cinemas closed, entrepreneurs opted to bring movie-viewing an old-fashioned makeover.
Some people may have their smart theaters at home and a Netflix account. But we still crave that movie experience where we get to set a date, dress up, go out and watch a new movie with family, friends, and strangers. But then, the pandemic made watching movies in the theater impossible.
With drive-through movie theaters, moviegoers can social distance since they are only allowed to stay inside their cars. Social distancing is observed. Since the only people you will be in contact with are the employees at the ticket and snack bar station, this helps reduce the spread of the virus.
These businesses found success in the middle of the pandemic. This is thanks to the innovative entrepreneurs who found the opportunity during these challenging times. It only goes to show that to succeed in business, it requires flexibility, resilience, and willingness to find solutions to society’s current pain points.