How have small businesses adjusted to life under Covid-19?

Isolate Innovate shines the light on one particular area of the North East of England, the Ouseburn, and examines how the small business population (from music venues to restaurants, cultural organisations, charities and self employed (artists and makers) are being forced to adapt because of Covid-19 and reinvent their businesses and practices to survive.

What are the main challenges (financial, logistical, etc.)? How far will they have to go to reinvent themselves? What are the main things that will help them survive such as funding, support from the community, new ways of working? Are they turning to online and digital tools more?

Although the main focus is on the Ouseburn area Isolate Innovate is also featuring some interviews from businesses, organisations and the self employed from outside of the Ouseburn area including elsewhere in the North East of England and London.

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