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Entrepreneurship and Covid-19: Challenges and Opportunities

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Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationLondon
PublisherKing's College London
Number of pages30
Published26 Oct 2020


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This report discusses insights from a study of UK
entrepreneurs that captured their situation during the first nationwide
lockdown to control the Covid-19 pandemic (May-July 2020). It reflects how impacts differed for women and men entrepreneurs and those located in and outside of London. We capture entrepreneurs’ long-term outlook beyond the
pandemic in terms of job creation and opportunities. The study discerns five long-term trends for the post-Covid economy related to increased awareness of personal wellbeing, business resilience, accelerated digitalization, building
of local supply chains and inclusive business models. In sum, there is much potential for small business to contribute to ‘building back better’ a more inclusive and greener post-Covid economy, especially if they are enabled by targeted support measures.

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