RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Opening one's own business is one of Brazilians' main dreams. According to the last annual report of Global Entrepreneurship Monitor (GEM), released in 2020 with data from 2019 and conducted in Brazil by SEBRAE (Brazilian service of assistance to micro and small enterprises) and the Brazilian Institute of Quality and Productivity (IBQP), entrepreneurship ranks fourth on the wish list, behind only buying a car, traveling around Brazil, and owning a home.
The impact of the novel coronavirus pandemic, which has hit small-sized businesses hard and has already claimed the jobs of thousands of Brazilians . . .