A helping hand financial
‘Buy local’, ‘support local’, ‘help local entrepreneurs’, all slogans that have been heard in every town and village since covid-19 with the aim of helping and giving a financial boost to SMEs and self-employed people who have been badly affected by the corona measures. In the past year, the majority supported its local producers and enjoyed the finest local products more than ‘normal’. Consumers in particular had a strong contribution by ordering food from local restaurants, buying flowers from local flower stores or buying gift certificates from favorite, local stores.
The corona virus appears to be on the wane and the outlook for the post-corona economic recovery is positive. Still, there are uncertainties for working people and businesses and entrepreneurs have yet to catch up financially. Despite the fact that the government’s support package for jobs and the economy continues through the third quarter of 2021, local support still remains key.
Supporting local can be fun too
The hospitality industry in particular had to suffer all the consequences of the corona measures. 2020 was therefore an exceptionally tough year for many entrepreneurs in this industry. Family dinners, drinks with friends or cosy staff parties were out of the question for a long time. Fortunately, since the beginning of June it is possible to enjoy a meal again. Restaurants and cafes are open again and we as AAme Adviseurs have enjoyed a delicious barbecue at Café Brasserie Monastère in Delft. Despite the appropriate distance from each other and a fixed seat, the atmosphere was as usual.
“Many businesses and entrepreneurs can contribute among themselves to support each other”
Staff parties to support the hospitality industry, for example, is not a given for many companies and entrepreneurs in these times. Many have had to draw on their reserves. Entrepreneurs are often at a loss for what to do and are inundated with questions and concerns. But even if there is no room or opportunity to contribute financially, companies and entrepreneurs can support each other. Thinking along with each other or sharing knowledge serves as a valuable contribution.
AAme Advisers is also happy to contribute!
With our 35 years of experience, we are happy to share our knowledge of accountancy, taxation and legal advice in these bizarre and uncertain times through a free no-obligation consultation. Are you walking around with questions like “What subsidies are there?” “What does my financial future situation look like?” “How can I do business safely in the Netherlands?” or are you worried about other issues in our field? Then contact us and we will be happy to help!