If they weren't combative, the women and men who decided to take the reins of a business would have chosen another life. A few weeks before the atypical start of the 2020 school year, marked by the health crisis, they are more so than ever. Which does not exclude concerns.
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Foremost among fears is the risk of a resurgence of the epidemic. "The activity is distributed in many sectors but a massive reconfinement would break this dynamic and would have a devastating effect" , assures Frédéric Coirier, boss of the manufacturer of flue pipes Poujoulat also co-president of the Movement of the companies of intermediate size (Meti). As for long-term prospects, this leader, who employs 1,600 people, 80% of whom are in France, remains cautious while awaiting stimulus measures. His organization is campaigning for lower production taxes. "If we do not act, we risk a new wave of deindustrialization with job destruction , he claims.
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