A “win-win” proposal to improve financial support for SME’s

A “win-win” proposal to improve financial support for SME’s

The Covid crisis has created new liquidity needs for companies due to a partial slowdown or a total shutdown of their activities. The Confederation has provided a solution to this problem by granting bridging loans. This text proposes a new way forward which would offer a real alternative to small and medium-sized enterprises for which the burden of debt repayment would be insurmountable.

Corona crisis and the self-employed

Corona crisis and the self-employed

The Corona crisis also has financial and psychological consequences for the self-employed.

A survey conducted by the KOF Institute and the University of Lausanne among 1,000 self-employed people and entrepreneurs shows that the containment led in some cases to massive sales losses and psychological problems. 

 

Follow-up document – 27 June 2020

“Covid-19 Financial Support to Small Businesses in Switzerland: Evaluation and Outlook”