The COVID-19 pandemic has upended all of our personal and professional lives. For some, this has been an opportunity to reevaluate their careers and work. Whether due to job loss or a refocus on other priorities in their lives, entrepreneurship is something being considered as a career option. People are choosing self-employment for the flexibility, better work-life balance, independence, and control over where and when they work. Whether turning a hobby, personal interest, or side hustle into a business, people are realizing there is value in taking what they already know and commercializing it.

A Google search gives several examples of entrepreneurs in Windsor-Essex who started a new business during the pandemic. If this is something you are interested in, contact one of the small business support organizations in the region. They can help you get started.


Ready Jaydee’s story of entrepreneurship here.