Roseville Area Attorney Has Tips for Small Businesses Considering Bankruptcy

Plunging into Bankruptcy - Financial SpeedometerEach year there are small businesses in the Rocklin, Roseville and Sacramento areas that file for bankruptcy. This also happens around the country. At times, bankruptcy may be the only option that a small business has, especially during these rocky financial times. If you are considering bankruptcy for your small business, be sure to think the process through first in order to have it be successful.

The first thought of small business bankruptcy may be a bit overwhelming. Most people are a little intimidated by the thought of it and assume it is much more of a grueling process than it really is. If you are considering filing bankruptcy for your small business, consider these tips:

  • Relax. First of all, a small business filing for bankruptcy is not the end of the world and is often not as damaging as you may think it is. In fact, you may find that it is exactly what you need to keep your business afloat and make it through the financial storm. It doesn’t mean the end of your business; it simply means that your financial burden will become much more manageable.
  • Consider alternatives. If bankruptcy is not yet something you think you want to do with your small business, then brainstorm the alternatives. What else can you do in order to overcome the financial difficulties you are having? Perhaps there are alternatives that will meet your needs.
  • Gather your records. Even if you are considering bankruptcy it is important to have all your records in order. You will need the details regarding who you owe, who owes you, all your expenses and sales, etc. All the details will be needed, so start putting those items in order.
  • Speak with an attorney. The best way to get your small business bankruptcy questions answered is to speak with an attorney. This will help put things into perspective so you know if it’s a viable route for you to take and what the process would be. You should start out with a free initial consultation, so you have nothing to lose for meeting with the attorney.

For those small businesses in the Rocklin and Sacramento area that are considering filing for bankruptcy, there are options available. Whether you end up filing for bankruptcy in the end or going with an alternative, you should explore your options in order to find out which route makes the most sense for your particular situation.


The Law Offices of Terry L. Gilbeau provides personalized counsel to clients in a variety of business and personal matters, including creditors’ rights, debt collection, products liability and international transaction issues. His office is located in Rocklin, CA, just outside of Sacramento, CA, near Roseville, Lincoln, Auburn, in Placer County and can be reached at (916-626-5539) or email Terry at Click here for the firm website

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