Managing Support for Entrepreneurs during a Pandemic: The Problem of Proper Selection of Those in Need
Purpose: The pandemic situation around the world due to the development of Covid 19 coronavirus infections has forced difficult decisions to be made by the governments of countries, which have involved a number of restrictions, particularly on doing business. The restrictions put in place had to be offset by a support program to offset the negative effects of the pandemic in terms of business closures and job losses. The introduction of support programs was not without mistakes. The aim of the paper was to point out the leakiness of the system by showing examples of possible support that should not have happened. Additionally, a direction of changes in regulations was suggested, which will allow to avoid such situations. Design/Methodology/Approach: The publication uses research methods characteristic of social sciences, including the analytical method relating to the results of analyzes and scientific research, Analysis of forms of support and evaluation of beneficiaries was carried out Findings: Examples of possible support for entrepreneurs who should not receive it were indicated, proposed direction of changes in regulations that would limit support for such entrepreneurs. Practical Implications: Proposal of rules for verification of support for entrepreneurs. Originality/Value: Author's research and considerations supported by analysis of available forms of support, confrontation with the situation in the selected industry in the context of the pandemic.