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Business booms for Shropshire-based brand designer after good turn

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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Liquidation booms in South Korea as small retailers close due to virus

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.

Chung Sung-Jun | Getty Images

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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