Forget 2020. Here's why 2021 is the year to launch your startup
You know it's been a tough year when the best thing you can say about is it that it's nearly over. So, let's skip the traditional unprecedented-year-like-no-other ruminations and fast forward to a new year, new hope and new opportunities. This might sound crazy in the context of right now, but 2021 will be the perfect year to finally get your ideas off the ground and into the market. Here's why:
Everything is possible
Of course, futures have long predicted the rise of remote working and learning - but as a gradual change. Not even the most ardent digital-nomad believer could have anticipated the sheer scale of its take up when lockdown hit. Normality will return, of course, but many will be unwilling to go back to the bad old commuting days. That means multiple new opportunities for startups., both online and IRL - whether it's coming up with software solutions to help learning providers navigate the shift of providing local workspace for those wanting a break from homeworking.
New pain points to solve
When that shift happened, it exposed how fragile many digital shopping systems are when faced with a massive new demand. - (Try and get a short-notice online delivery slot. If you don't believe us.) And there is a vast opportunity here, too, as smaller, bespoke businesses and services take their first steps into online retail. If your startup can get online shopping right - or, even better, help others get it right - the rewards could be immense.
Get ready for the Roaring 2020s
Empty streets, closed theatres, churches and schools, shuttered shops, face masks: these measures are nothing new. They were all implemented across the globe during the 1918 flu pandemic. And when the pandemic burned itself out, everyone more than made up for lost time. They flocked to the theatres, the cinemas, the pub, restaurants, concerts - hence the 'Roaring Twenties'. Normal might seem like a dim and distant dream right now, but it's coming. Catch the mood with your startup and it'll take off.
2020 has seen the economy take an unprecedented hit. But if you're a forward-thinking entrepreneur, you\ll already be thinking about how to take advantage of the expected resurgence. Governments will be desperate to get business back up and running once it's safe to do so. And there's bound to be plenty of help and support available as the dust starts to settle.
Talent goes global
The rise in remote working means you can now access a truly global talent pool with no need for expensive and environmentally damaging plane trips. Now we know that as long as we\ve got a WIFI connection, it doesn't matter where we are. Redundancies in hard-hit sectors such as travel, and hospitality have taken a horrific toll: nobody's trying to put a positive spin on losing your job. But there's now an army of brilliant people out there who'd love to put their talents to work on the next big idea. Maybe that's yours.
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