You Young-sik has tried his luck running businesses, but after his convenience store, a sausage factory and a second-hand furniture shop all failed, he realised he had found a niche, one that he understood well: helping people go out of business.

You says he is now busier than ever due to the resurgence of the coronavirus, tearing down sign boards and removing cash registers from shuttered hair salons, barbecue buffets and other enterprises whose business model was based around human contact.

“This is my busiest year so far, having done this for 10 years. Inquiries are about four to five times higher,” said the 54-year-old liquidation specialist, who added that his business started taking off about two years ago as a street-level economic downturn began.

“I can’t do them all but I still take about twice the work I used to, which is why I need to head out at

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G Sabini-Roberts runs brand design agency Gina.Design, based in Oswestry, and earlier this year offered businesses a free online group challenge to adapt their brand during lockdown, followed by individual video calls at no cost. Around 80 people got involved in the challenge and 30 business owners took up the chance to discuss their brand over a video call.

G also runs a Facebook group to support business owners and entrepreneurs. The Brand Hacks group is a space for questions, conversation and sharing on all things branding where Gina and her co-host, Sarah Raanan, regularly post tips, ideas and other free content.

After a spring and early summer supporting others in such ways, and despite the challenges of the year, Gina.Design has emerged to be more successful than ever. Wife Ruth joined the business a year ago to manage the admin and finance – and seven freelancers and consultants are

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A Texas woman helped her father’s food truck get some much-needed business with one simple tweet.

On Saturday, Giselle Aviles, 21, asked her Twitter followers to help spread the word that her father’s food truck, Taqueria El Torito, in Humble, Texas, needed some help after only selling $6 worth of food that day.

“Hey Twitter!!” she reportedly wrote. “I wouldn’t normally do this, but my dad’s taco truck business is struggling, he only sold $6 today. If you could retweet, I would appreciate you so much!!”

Since then, Aviles has made her Twitter account private, but according to KHOU 11, the tweet gained more than 1,000 retweets on Saturday night and thousands more within a few days.

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South Korean commuters wear protective masks as they crowd on an escalator and stairs after getting off the subway during rush hour on May 11, 2020 in Seoul, South Korea.

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You Young-sik has tried his luck running businesses, but when his convenience store, a sausage factory and a second-hand furniture shop all failed, he realized he had found a niche, one that he understood well: helping people go out of business.

You says he is now busier than ever, due to the resurgence in coronavirus, tearing down sign boards and cash registers at shuttered hair salons, BBQ buffets and other places whose business model is based around human contact.

“This is my busiest year so far, having done this for 10 years. Inquiries are about four to five times higher,” said 54-year-old liquidation specialist, who added that his business started taking off about two years

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By Cynthia Kim and Hyun Young Yi

SEOUL, Sept 9 (Reuters)You Young-sik has tried his luck running businesses, but when his convenience store, a sausage factory and a second-hand furniture shop all failed, he realised he had found a niche, one that he understood well: helping people go out of business.

You says he is now busier than ever, due to the resurgence in coronavirus, tearing down sign boards and cash registers at shuttered hair salons, BBQ buffets and other places whose business model is based around human contact.

“This is my busiest year so far, having done this for 10 years. Inquiries are about four to five times higher,” said 54-year-old liquidation specialist, who added that his business started taking off about two years ago as a street-level economic downturn began.

“I can’t do them all but I still take about twice the work I used

Read More