IMPACT OF CORONAVIRUS DISEASE (COVID-19) ON SMALL SCALE BUSINESSES IN EDO STATE. NIGERIA
The study assessed the impact of COVID-19 on small scale businesses in Nigeria. Four research questions guided the study. 234 respondents were used using an accidental sampling technique. A descriptive survey gave credence to the study. A reliability coefficient of 0.79 was obtained with the use of Cronbach alpha formula. Data was obtained with the aid of questionnaire. Research questions were answered with mean. From the result, it was discovered that COVID-19 neither nor impacted profit, sales volume and business cash flow to high or low extent respectively. The study concluded that COVID-19 has impact on profit, sales volume and cash flow of business. It was also concluded business derived a lot of benefits from COVID-19 pandemic. Consequently, it was recommended that business owners should engage in market timing to enable their customers to know their time of opening, engage more in online sales to increase sales volume, as well engage in massive savings to avoid cash crunch during economic crises.
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