The number of companies stopping throughout the year has been higher than last year. According to the Chamber of Commerce, which registers the number of quitters, it is impossible to say whether this is due to corona, because they do not ask companies to do so. Some of the higher figures could also be explained by delayed registration.
The long-term strategy that Baarsma is talking about must also consist of helping companies that are not viable and want or need to stop. “The government is now mainly propping up and supporting to keep companies afloat.”
For some people, quitting does not seem like an option, because their company is in debt, for example. “As a government, for example, take over some of those debts, making quitting an option,” says Baarsma. “Now the cabinet guarantees extra loans with which a company takes on extra debt, but there are no packages to stop controlled.”
According to Baarsma, a counter for quitters can help to unburden entrepreneurs and to point out the possibilities, such as selling part of the company. Because, according to Baarsma, there is a taboo on stopping, it can prevent a lot of suffering. “A bankruptcy hurts so much and can be so disorderly,” says Baarsma. “You don’t wish that on entrepreneurs.”