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Shawanna Meeks holding up two of her handbags.
Shawanna Meeks
Shawanna Meeks' handbag company began just as the pandemic started.

Starting a business during a global pandemic might seem like a bad idea, but to some, it's the perfect opportunity.

"COVIDpreneur" is a new trend occurring in the midst of the pandemic. Businesses ranging from handbags to bed and breakfasts to construction companies have opened up in recent months. "As a startup, you don't know what the next day is gonna hold," Shawanna Meeks, founder of Meeks Me Smile Studios, said.

Steve Kraske is the host of KCUR's Up To Date. Follow him on Twitter @stevekraske.