But, at Lady Startup, we’re particularly worried for the little ones.
There are thousands of small businesses across Australia that could use your support.
So, if you have the means, try to shop small and buy local as much as possible.
We've made it even easier for you with an A-Z list of small businesses and side-hustles you should buy from this year.
And hey, if you get inspired with your own business idea after scrolling through all these kick-ass Lady Startups, you should check out our Activation Plan online course - the blueprint to starting your own small business in just six easy steps. To find out more, click here.
A - Amber Days: Aboriginal owned and designed ethical and sustainable clothing label inspired by the Australian bush, desert and sea.
B - Bad On Paper: Rude, crude, cheeky cards for all life’s events.
C - Chai Buddy: Organic tea straight from Assam, India.
D - Dreamtime Aroha: The original and only home of the Aboriginal Jarjum Dolly loved by mob and ally friendly.
E - Evry.word: A scented candle that reveals a message as it burns.
F - For Suds Sake: Small batch, handcrafted products for bath and body.
G - Graze with Chocolate & Cheese: Sweet and savoury grazing boxes and tables.
H - Heatless Curl: Designed to keep your hair heatless and healthy.
I - Isobell & Co: Art, accessories and kitchenware hand-crafted in rural Australia.
J - J Indigenous Designs: Contemporary Aboriginal designed activewear and sportswear.
K - Kykoe: Home of the Indigenous scrunchie headband.
L - Luluna: Cool clothes for the eco-conscious.
M - Mount Henry Honey: Premium honey from the Blue Mountains and beyond.
N - Naturally Knotty: Handmade, affordable and eco-friendly fibre decor.
O - One But Many Puzzles: Beautiful jigsaw puzzles that feature Australian artists.
P - Paperbark Prints: Unique Aboriginal designed greeting cards with love for country and kin running deep through every design.
Q - Quirk & Quaint: Bright, bold, beautiful earrings.
R - RT Cookies: Delectable gourmet cookies with a unique crunch, perfect for both snacking or gifting.
S - Sand Dune Sunsets: Insulated picnic baskets and clever picnicware.
T - TRIKL: Colourful statement candles handmade in Naarm.
U - Urban Lines: Bespoke house portraits created by sketch, watercolour and frame.
V - Violette Charms: Handmade polymer clay jewellery from Gunnedah.
W - Wag and Woof: 100 per cent handmade dog and hoo-man accessories.
X - XO Aus Hair: Naturally organic hydrating hair masks or hair recovery.
Y - Yaye: Invigorating bath, body and beauty products made from native plant extracts.
Z - Zonkt: Colourful pins, socks, stickers and prints for lovers of cute things.