how to get entrepreneurial in lockdown

This is a four-part series on what people are doing to boost their income during lockdown, from setting up a side business to learning Japanese

One in five Britons are planning to start a new business while in lockdown, new research has shown. 

Although they may feel unsettling, times of financial adversity are often a boom period for innovation and entrepreneurship. Tech titans Uber, Whatsapp (now part of Facebook) and Airbnb were all founded during the last recession. 

Aside from being a creative outlet, setting up a sideline business can also help to boost your income. While a fifth of the population is planning on setting up a business, among those whose job has been affected by coronavirus that rises to one in three, according to GoDaddy, a website for entrepreneurs.

Tristan Dell, 25, is planning on doing exactly that. He has used his time in lockdown to set

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How Beta Boom is helping women- and minority-led startups grow their businesses

Kimmy Paluch, the founder of Beta Boom, a venture academy that helps startups get funding, joined Yahoo Finance to discuss the disparities in funding women- and minority-owned and what her company is doing to help.

Paluch tells Yahoo Finance that Black women are starting businesses at the fastest clip of any racial group. However, they are receiving less than half a percent of venture capital dollars. The Beta Boom founder says that the company is looking to level the playing field. She says this is why it primarily invests in startup founders who are women, people of color, and other overlooked groups. 

“What makes us different is we invest a lot more human capital into these companies because writing the check is just not enough. There’s a lot of work that needs to be done to tear down access gaps that these founders face. So we invest, and we

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Discovering The Truth About Businesses

What You Must Know About SEO

Since there are a lot of competitors around the online world, it is so hard for one business to allocate and gain as many customers needed for them to grow.

If you opt to plan to engage into this type of business, then you can reach to what you have planned for when you just have the sufficient knowledge needed for you to know.

One way that will help you create a successful type of business is when you can purchase the many types of advertisements needed for you to earn various customers.

Yet, this factor is not effective and that you would just have to spend too much money without heading straight to what you have planned for. You need to know that web users don’t really get the need to watch the various advertisements being presented, which do not make any sense.… Read More

Central Europe’s business services firms spy a chance in crisis

By Michael Kahn, Anna Koper and Alan Charlish

PRAGUE/WARSAW (Reuters) – As the COVID-19 pandemic wipes out jobs and empties offices across the world, companies in Central Europe that provide remote, lower-cost services for multinationals are emerging as winners in the new business order.

From Prague and Warsaw to Bucharest, these firms have long provided outsourced or offshored business services such as software development, administration, payroll handling and research for big European and American customers. Now they are bucking the global trend by expanding and hiring.

“In a time of crisis, more business is shifting here,” said Roman Pavlousek, who runs a finance service centre for global industrial manufacturer Atlas Copco in the Czech city of Brno. “This is happening.”

Indeed, more than 90% of business services companies in the Czech Republic have continued to recruit during the pandemic, with 12% winning extra work from the Asia-Pacific region, according to

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