In September of last year, about 2 million forbearance plans expired. Real estate experts also predicted that we might be headed for a foreclosure crisis as the pandemic and recession rage on. If you’re one of the people who were hit by the COVID-19 crisis, know that you are not alone in your financial hardship.
The amount of waste in landfills continues to grow. The latest data from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) show approximately 146.1 million tons of municipal solid waste (MSW) end up in landfills as of 2018. It includes glass, paper and paperboard, metals, and plastics, among others. According to the agency, 24 percent of this waste is
If you’re thinking of starting a business but finding yourself intimidated by building a completely new brand from the ground, perhaps franchising is for you. Here are some reasons why franchising could be a smart and lucrative business opportunity when a pandemic and a recession. Historically, franchise businesses have more chances of succeeding. While there’s
So you’ve fallen down the rabbit hole of gardening during the pandemic. Now you’re thinking of turning your newfound hobby into a business opportunity – whether it’s as a gardening tools supplier or as a freelance gardener. But before you do that, be aware that there are many other things you should prepare yourself for.
Businesses of all sizes have had humble beginnings. Apple, for instance, started in a garage. Your garage is a great place to start a business, especially during a pandemic when you have to stay at home as much as possible for your safety. Since the garage is also removed from the rest of your home, locating
It’s near impossible to think of a business that doesn’t rely on vehicles to transport goods and move people. Large companies have fleets of hundreds or even thousands of vehicles spread across the country. Whatever industry you’re in, you probably have a unit or two in the garage. Without one, you wouldn’t be able to
Home renovations do not often include upgrading the plumbing system. People often concentrate on just the most obvious parts of the house, such as the living room, kitchen, floors, walls, and roofs. Even bathroom remodels do not usually include changing drainage systems, except when there are visible signs of leaks or issues that need immediate attention. But
Startups are always facing an uphill battle in gaining a foothold in the market. With hundreds of businesses competing for resources and customers, Many of these enterprises will need to put a good amount of time, money, and effort into their business growth. However, many circumstances can affect a business’s stability, especially one that has
The effects of the pandemic have been felt around the world, down to the last individual. For many, the upheaval has been particularly devastating in terms of financial stability. Millions of jobs have been lost, and businesses closed. What makes this scenario even more tragic is the fact that it was not inevitable or unforeseen.