I am really happy to say that my business has gone from strength to strength. I've now got a team of freelancers that help me and it's been a great time to grow.
Not what you expect to hear?
I think there's been a mix, not everyone has struggled. Clearly that's sector related, but businesses that were already online had a distinct advantage.
And ecommerce isn't going anywhere. Apparently Facebook saw a 50% increase in use, that's an incredible amount. And those people that changed to shopping online are likely to continue.
The smart businesses that weren't online got themselves on there sharpish and it's paid off. Even those who couldn't trade fully or at all have kept themselves visible, and if they haven't then they'll be forgotten.
I'm not saying it's going to be an easy time ahead, and if you've had a hard time in the lockdown I do feel for you. But don't give up. There's ways through and I want to tell people that my business has been a success as it's good to know there's still money out there.
They do say if you can not only survive but thrive when the economy is struggling then your business can get through anything.
The lockdown is easing, and there's hope in the air. What has your experience been like?