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Benedicta Evienia Prabawanti


The number of business actors in Indonesia registered as a form of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) according to BPS in 2020 was 64 million MSME players. As much as 99.9 percent of the number mentioned as MSME actors, run their business in Indonesia. Based on the results of the 2019 National Labor Force (SAKERNAS) survey, in Indonesia, there are 126 million workers and 9.3 million of them are disabled workers, who work in various fields of work and are also business actors. The Covid19 pandemic, which has been going on for more than a year, is very real and seems to be breaking down every aspect of life. One who experiences this is business actors with disabilities, some of whom are crushed by credit, some are even forced to sell their business assets to overcome difficulties in paying installments. The collapse of the business that had been built occurred because at the beginning of the COVID19 pandemic the government was forced to issue a policy of restricting activities for its citizens to reduce transmission of COVID19. This policy results in business actors being forced to temporarily close their business, some are forced to permanently close their businesses due to decreased demand, on the other hand, there are business actors who are forced to change their business or business to survive this pandemic. This research was conducted for people with disabilities who have small businesses in both rural and urban areas. The survey results show that the impact of the COVID19 Pandemic on business players with disabilities is the same both in the village and in the city. This research also found answers to the needs of business actors with disabilities to survive with the skills they have to run a business during the COVID19 pandemic. Another finding from this research is that their hopes are related to access that can be reached by disabled businesses to get good assistance in the form of funding and business assistance. The results of this study can be used to help disabled business actors find access to business assistance, find new forms of business to restore business during the COVID19 pandemic.

Keywords: Business Recovery Continuity, MSMEs, Disabilities, Pandemic COVID19

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