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COVID-19 as booster for small businesses

COVID-19 as booster for small businesses

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While some entrepreneurs are lamenting that COVID-19 has wrecked their businesses, some Nigerian cottage business operators have different song. The pandemic has provided a window of opportunity to repackage their products and connect with more people on the Internet and their neighbourhoods, thereby increase sales. Ishola Mukayila, the proprietress of a food-packaging store, said the products are put in resin packs because a lot of people touch them in the process of bargaining. The method also enables sellers to clean the surface of the packs with sanitisers without poisoning the food inside. She explained that doing this helps to keep the sellers and customers safe from the virus. Repackaging and branding her products this way, she said, has not only given her a niche in th...