Why now may be the perfect time to start your business, according to the bestselling author of The Lean Startup

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The coronavirus pandemic has overturned most aspects of daily life, not least the way we work.

For many, that has brought with it a period of great uncertainty and possible job insecurity. But for aspiring entrepreneurs, it has also created a window of opportunity, according to the author of bestselling business book The Lean Startup.

Eric Ries, whose 2011 book has sold over 1 million copies worldwide, told CNBC Make It that economic downturns are, in fact, the best times to embark on a new business.

"The best time to be an entrepreneur is when