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Geraldine Wilkins talks to four entrepreneurs who started during lockdown and now have highly successful businesses.

Geraldine Wilkins talks to four entrepreneurs who made the best of a bad situation when Covid-19 hit Aotearoa in 2020 – and now have highly successful businesses.

During the 2020 Covid lockdowns, we were told not to worry about our productivity. It was a distressing time and slowing down was okay. However, for four young women, slowing down was also the start of something new. With reduced paid work and abandoned travel plans, they focused on making and creating. In 2022, these women now have successful start-up businesses making beautifully crafted goods. Kelsey, Jessica, Emily and Haley share their experience of turning their lockdown labours into thriving businesses.

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