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5 Businesses That Are Thriving During Covid-19 Pandemic - Nairametrics by HyzExcellencee: 11:27am On Apr 06, 2020
5 TYPES OF BUSINESSES THAT ARE THRIVING DURING COVID-19 PANDEMIC by Chinedu Nnawetanma

The Coronavirus Pandemic has hit the world economy like a ton of bricks. Countless businesses across various industries have practically shutdown or are operating at fraction of their full capacity as a result of the restrictions on movement imposed by governments around the world to curtail the spread of the virulent COVID-19.

The International Monetary Fund (IMF), through its Managing Director, Kristalina Georgieva, on March 27 confirmed that the global economy has already slipped into a recession. Also, the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) cut its GDP growth forecast for global economy for the year 2020 to 2.4%, the lowest rate since the 2008-2009 financial crisis. At the national levels, the United States, United Kingdom, Italy, France and Malaysia are just a few of the countries that are almost certainly headed for a recession.

However, not every business has been negatively impacted by the global pandemic. Businesses in certain industries are actually thriving amidst the COVID-19-induced economic downturn. Changing lifestyle and business patterns occasioned by the restrictions on movement in various parts of the world means that people are now forced to spend much of their time indoors and engage in indoor and online activities, albeit temporarily. This has opened up a window of opportunity for online-oriented businesses.

Below are 5 peculiar industries that are currently witnessing uncommon growth in a recession-hit global economy.

1. Healthcare: It goes without saying that this is a boom period for businesses in the healthcare industry and its value chain. A lot of medical products and services are in high demand, such as surgical masks, hand sanitizers, disinfectants, vitamins and supplements, home healthcare and medical supplies, with many healthcare companies struggling to meet demands. Though saving lives is paramount in times like this, that has not stopped healthcare companies from smiling to the bank.

2. Social Media: Social media consumption has risen sharply across the world since the onset of the coronavirus crisis. According to a survey by the London-based market research firm, Kantar, in 30 economies between March 14 and 24, instant messaging giant, WhatsApp, has seen a 40% increase in usage due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Similarly, social networking platform Facebook has witnessed a 37% bump in usage since the crisis began.

Thanks to the ubiquity of the digital media, people are now discovering and leveraging novel ways of staying in touch with friends, family and colleagues; keeping abreast of happenings within their locality and around the world; and combating boredom amidst the lockdown.

3. Telecommuting: Organizations, including businesses, government agencies and religious bodies, have been forced to modify the way they operate in order to simultaneously keep their employees safe and ensure that their operations do not grind to a halt during the pandemic. More people than ever before are now working remotely. This phenomenon has elevated telecommuting platforms once considered luxuries to bare essentials of the work setting.

While stock markets have crashed and sent shares of travel and logistics companies like Uber and Lyft plummeting, the valuations of telecommuting companies like the video calling app Zoom have skyrocketed. The estimated net worth of Zoom's founder, Eric Yuan, has increased by more than $4 billion since the start of the coronavirus crisis.

4. Gaming: The entertainment industry generally is among the worst-hit industries in the coronavirus crisis. Movie studios have suspended production, sporting events have been cancelled, cinemas are shut, advert revenues for TV companies have dried up and streaming services like Netflix are struggling to churn out new content that will keep their subscribers engaged.

But the surge in demand for home entertainment has particularly benefited one niche business in the entertainment industry: online video gaming. US telco, Verizon, revealed in a recent report that video gaming traffic on its internet network during peak hours has spiked by as much as 75% since the shutdown in the United States began, and similar figures have been reported by other sources across other gaming hubs around the world.

5. E-learning: For many, this lockdown is an opportunity for self-improvement. And they have seized it to develop their knowledge and expand their skill set by taking online courses in software development, cooking, makeup, fashion design, foreign languages and entrepreneurship, among others. Parents have also enrolled their children in online academic programs while waiting for schools to resume.

All in all, apart from businesses in the healthcare industry (for obvious reasons), the biggest winners – for the lack of a more somber term – here are online-based and online-oriented businesses. A key takeaway for entrepreneurs during this economic gloom and doom should be the need to embrace the digital economy.

by Chinedu Nnawetanma
IG & Twitter: @Chinedugn

https://nairametrics.com/2020/04/04/five-industries-that-thrive-in-covid-19-downturn/

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Re: 5 Businesses That Are Thriving During Covid-19 Pandemic - Nairametrics by Newsi: 12:03pm On Apr 06, 2020
This is very enlightening. It shows that there's hope even in the midst of gloom. We just have to be innovative.

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Re: 5 Businesses That Are Thriving During Covid-19 Pandemic - Nairametrics by HyzExcellencee: 12:12pm On Apr 06, 2020
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Re: 5 Businesses That Are Thriving During Covid-19 Pandemic - Nairametrics by Dalexicographer(m): 12:20pm On Apr 06, 2020
Learn high income skills guys....
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Re: 5 Businesses That Are Thriving During Covid-19 Pandemic - Nairametrics by footballbogger: 1:20pm On Apr 06, 2020
Interesting. There are opportunities in e-businesses/internet businesses. That is for sure.

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Re: 5 Businesses That Are Thriving During Covid-19 Pandemic - Nairametrics by Greatzeus(m): 3:27pm On Apr 06, 2020
You didn't include streaming services? What money is health care making? Are you for real? Are more people going to hospitals or pharmacy than it was before the lockdown? No.
Every American businesses have been affected by lockdown apart from Streaming services whose patronage has skyrocketed. As more people are now at home and bored.
Online Gaming also.
Social media platforms and online dating sites also.

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Re: 5 Businesses That Are Thriving During Covid-19 Pandemic - Nairametrics by FanRong: 3:57pm On Apr 06, 2020
Frankly speaking,
The worst thing to lack during this period in Nigeria is DATA and INTERNET.

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Re: 5 Businesses That Are Thriving During Covid-19 Pandemic - Nairametrics by NigeriaBam: 3:57pm On Apr 06, 2020
grin Correct.. let me add Eateries (Food Seller)

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Re: 5 Businesses That Are Thriving During Covid-19 Pandemic - Nairametrics by Edu3Again: 3:57pm On Apr 06, 2020
All thanks to Coronavirus

This video explains the origins of Coronavirus


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Once Cows are not infected, Buhari does not care

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Re: 5 Businesses That Are Thriving During Covid-19 Pandemic - Nairametrics by Bunnatex(m): 3:57pm On Apr 06, 2020
That's cool...
Re: 5 Businesses That Are Thriving During Covid-19 Pandemic - Nairametrics by SWORD419(m): 3:58pm On Apr 06, 2020
Soapy

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Re: 5 Businesses That Are Thriving During Covid-19 Pandemic - Nairametrics by Yenefer(f): 3:58pm On Apr 06, 2020
Is it impossible to consider that they created and unleashed this virus on the world? Their, 'lack of transparency' seems naïve to me. The world economy is bust, and they're buying everything dirt cheap. Their end game, in my view, is they come out on top as world leaders. We've got to wake up.

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Re: 5 Businesses That Are Thriving During Covid-19 Pandemic - Nairametrics by Cameroonglass(m): 3:58pm On Apr 06, 2020
I dont have the skills in these area,,,,,, That's why I have to put up this land for sale,,,,

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Re: 5 Businesses That Are Thriving During Covid-19 Pandemic - Nairametrics by Clothingonline9(m): 3:58pm On Apr 06, 2020
People selling food are cashing out here in Nigeria

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Re: 5 Businesses That Are Thriving During Covid-19 Pandemic - Nairametrics by Samchelsea(m): 3:58pm On Apr 06, 2020
I thought you would mention "food stuff business" after health care considering the amount of food people consume now.

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Re: 5 Businesses That Are Thriving During Covid-19 Pandemic - Nairametrics by Trueigbo: 3:59pm On Apr 06, 2020
Agriculture nko

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Re: 5 Businesses That Are Thriving During Covid-19 Pandemic - Nairametrics by PureGoldh(m): 3:59pm On Apr 06, 2020
No matter what....we will surely survive

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Re: 5 Businesses That Are Thriving During Covid-19 Pandemic - Nairametrics by tomzyELNINO: 3:59pm On Apr 06, 2020
REPENT!!!


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Re: 5 Businesses That Are Thriving During Covid-19 Pandemic - Nairametrics by INSTANTCASH345(m): 3:59pm On Apr 06, 2020
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If you keep waiting for the govt to send you palliative during this period,then you are on a very long thing.

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Re: 5 Businesses That Are Thriving During Covid-19 Pandemic - Nairametrics by Realdeals(m): 3:59pm On Apr 06, 2020
Internet DATA business

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Re: 5 Businesses That Are Thriving During Covid-19 Pandemic - Nairametrics by orunmila144: 4:00pm On Apr 06, 2020
MAKING FACE MASK BUSINESS
Re: 5 Businesses That Are Thriving During Covid-19 Pandemic - Nairametrics by frubben(m): 4:00pm On Apr 06, 2020
Pornhub and xvideo has witness 100 percent increase

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Re: 5 Businesses That Are Thriving During Covid-19 Pandemic - Nairametrics by Lamanii22(f): 4:00pm On Apr 06, 2020
Greatzeus:
You didn't include streaming services? What money is health care making? Are you for real? Are more people going to hospitals or pharmacy than it was before the lockdown? No.
Every American businesses have been affected by lockdown apart from Streaming services whose patronage has skyrocketed. As more people are now at home and bored.
Online Gaming also.
Social media platforms and online dating sites also.


My sister works in an hospital... They had to send some staffs home cause no patient's coming... They said they can't pay 'em

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Re: 5 Businesses That Are Thriving During Covid-19 Pandemic - Nairametrics by obicoolnino: 4:00pm On Apr 06, 2020
You forgot to add small beer parlour businesses, all men must chill in d evening after spending the day at home.

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Re: 5 Businesses That Are Thriving During Covid-19 Pandemic - Nairametrics by orunmila144: 4:00pm On Apr 06, 2020
POLICE BRIBE BUSINESS AS THEY COLLECT EGUNJE FROM CURFEW BREAKERS

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Re: 5 Businesses That Are Thriving During Covid-19 Pandemic - Nairametrics by atobs4real(m): 4:01pm On Apr 06, 2020
You are welcome

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Re: 5 Businesses That Are Thriving During Covid-19 Pandemic - Nairametrics by motivate555: 4:01pm On Apr 06, 2020
Nice post OP.
Re: 5 Businesses That Are Thriving During Covid-19 Pandemic - Nairametrics by MorataFC: 4:01pm On Apr 06, 2020
Re: 5 Businesses That Are Thriving During Covid-19 Pandemic - Nairametrics by hustla(m): 4:02pm On Apr 06, 2020
Greatzeus:
You didn't include streaming services? What money is health care making? Are you for real? Are more people going to hospitals or pharmacy than it was before the lockdown? No.
Every American businesses have been affected by lockdown apart from Streaming services whose patronage has skyrocketed. As more people are now at home and bored.
Online Gaming also.
Social media platforms and online dating sites also.


Wrong
Microsoft has seen a 750% surge in the use of its products most especially Microsoft Azure & Microsoft Teams which is used for messaging and video conferencing /screen sharing. So much that they have had to reduce usage in some parts and limitations to their Subscription offering - some free subscriptions have even been suspended

Also due to the need to work from home, Windows Virtual Desktop usage and Azure Aadds to host Native applications has also surged

Zoom too has seen a jump in usage and revenue even with the recent security concerns

Home shopping /Personal shopping and delivery services like icart ( not sure the name) have also benefited

Some People are cashing out in the middle of this crisis

wink

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Re: 5 Businesses That Are Thriving During Covid-19 Pandemic - Nairametrics by Emmanuelhector(m): 4:02pm On Apr 06, 2020
Food market

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