An economic downturn has ensured that the option of becoming an entrepreneur is open to less people than it was prior to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Startup Stream is a company that wants to reopen this possibility to those hurt by the economic affects of Covid-19. Hence why they are offering free ecommerce businesses to those directly impacted by the coronavirus-induced downturn.

The businesses available all have digital products for sale, with the prohibitive cost of shipping physical goods completely avoided. Face-to-face sales are obviously not possible at this moment in time, so it’s reassuring to see that all elements of the business are conducted online and remotely.

Eddie Eastman, who is Startup Streams founder, believes these stores can be an option for people who have been made unemployed recently. He said: “It makes sense for us to offer one of our bestselling websites for free to help those in difficult situations. We can provide a website, the products and resources to learn how to become self-employed through ecommerce.

“It can give many people a chance to succeed online, provide those who are stuck indoors with a new sense of purpose and as importantly; learn many new skills which can be applied to a number of different professions for after the Covid-19 pandemic”.

The businesses that are being given away usually retail for $449 and include seven ebooks, all of which can be sold without royalties. New owners keep all profits and automatic product fulfilment is also available.

Unfortunately, the amount of free stores available is capped and this programme is only available in North America, Europe, Australia and New Zealand.

Startup Stream founder, Eddie Eastman, added: “We anticipate that competition will be steep, but encourage anyone who can qualify to apply today.”

If this is something you may be interested in, you should contact Startup Streams at support@startupstreams.com with a 100 word cover letter explaining how you could benefit.