Digital entrepreneurship primed for dramatic rise
In the wake of the global COVID-19 pandemic, the professional landscape has undergone major changes, and has been subjected to significant and largely unprecedented pressures.
While a broad variety of different industries have been severely impacted by the pandemic and have had to suspend or dramatically alter normal operations, causing some to comment that even selling your house has become a significant challenge, other industries have experienced something of a boom in popularity.
With web-based digital services having proved highly resilient and important during the course of the pandemic and associated lockdowns, digital entrepreneurship now seems primed for a dramatic rise in popularity.
Recent events have demonstrated the resilience of the Internet versus other avenues of business
Whereas, in the not-too-distant past, the Internet and web-based services have been viewed primarily as an addition to more traditional brick and mortar operations, the tide seems to have turned precipitously in the last few years in the light of global and industry-specific changes.
Recent global events have demonstrated that the Internet and web-based businesses are highly resilient to many infrastructural issues that have brought a huge number of more traditional avenues of business to their knees.
As the Internet and digital technologies are now such a well-embedded and fundamental feature of the contemporary global landscape, it seems as though entrepreneurs who focus on developing primarily digital and web-focused businesses may benefit from a far greater degree of overall resilience than other entrepreneurs who remain highly dependent on traditional storefronts.
Autonomy and location independence becoming significantly more sought after
With a growing global market for travel and short-term rental agreements, and with the revitalisation of various non-urban environments being driven by remote workers, autonomy and location-independence appear to be becoming significantly more sought after around the world.
With the lockdown restrictions which have been seen across much of the globe over the previous two years, young entrepreneurs seem positioned to become even more mindful about the importance of being able to work consistently from a number of different locations, without the need to commute – particularly to crowded urban centres.
Changing professional norms becoming increasingly more conducive to remote working
While remote working has been growing in popularity in recent times, the events of the last couple of years appear to have caused a major shift in professional norms, with the end result being that remote working appears poised to become the default mode of operation within many different industries going forward.
Among other things, this seems to have set the stage for digital entrepreneurs to play an increasingly prevalent role in the professional landscape going forward, as many different opportunities and avenues which were previously sealed off have now become open and available.
In addition to the steep increase in the prevalence of remote working, consumers have simultaneously become increasingly comfortable with relying heavily on web services in order to fulfil a broad range of different needs.