Independent companies are finding new and inventive ways to keep it business as usual during the Covid-19 outbreak.

As part of our Backing Local Business campaign, the Guardian is shining a spotlight on the firms that are innovating to survive the coronavirus crisis.

AN entrepreneur who lost all of her face-to-face clients in the pandemic just six months after launching her business has adapted to the crisis online.

Nic Woodhouse, from Winsford, is the brains behind She Could Sew She Did – a business selling handmade items and also providing sewing lessons.

She lost all of her face-to-face teaching client base overnight when lockdown began, but she is now looking forward to what the future holds for her business after launching live online workshops.

Nic said: “In these unprecedented times, pivoting my business in a new, exciting direction is helping me to stay afloat and offer an essential service to my clients.

“It has been difficult to have to lose face-to-face teaching clients, however we all have a duty to stay at home, protect the NHS and save lives.”

Nic has enjoyed prior success teaching groups and individuals the essential skill of sewing, helping them discover the incredible sense of achievement in making their own creations.

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Now, the experienced creative is responding resourcefully to these uncertain times by harnessing the power of the internet to deliver her sewing sessions live, online.

“The early response has been fantastic,” said Nic, who launched her new venture less than two months ago.

“I am seeing a strong appetite for my live online sewing lessons, which are helping people to focus on something positive and to find a sense of accomplishment in these trying times.

“I appreciate the amazing support of all my loyal clients and am delighted to be welcoming new faces on board who are experiencing what She Could Sew She Did has to offer for the very first time.”

See shecouldsewshedid.co.uk for more information.

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