"If this year had been a healthier year in terms of economic growth, I don't think we would be going out of business," she said. "It's just been too slow -- it's been four years of slow growth when you're already in a weakened position. But we were so close. We were so close to making it. And every year I would say, 'I can't do one more year,' and then it would be another year of very difficult circumstances particularly on my part."