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Looking Up

It's tough to be a small business right now, but tough times bring big opportunities. Looking Up is a special six-part series that offers hope, inspiration and practical tools to help small business owners survive and thrive. Hosted by Courier's Daniel Giacopelli and Amirah Jiwa, we travel to six cities across the UK to discover how the local community responded to the pandemic, and how small businesses found fresh ways to grow.

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Across six episodes in six cities, we spoke with small business owners about the ways they're keeping their businesses afloat – and sometimes even growing – during the pandemic. From London to Birmingham, we cover business pivots and insights from hand-sanitiser brands and zero-waste supermarkets to co-working spaces and lifestyle stores.

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Episode 4


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Episode 6