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Reorganization: Dealing with debts as a small business owner

On Behalf of | Feb 1, 2018 | Chapter 11 |

For small business owners in Maryland and elsewhere, the success of their company can have a substantial impact on their lives. During periods of profit, an owner may feel as though the sky is the limit and may even seek to expand operations and increase productivity. However, should the company fall on hard times, an owner may feel the weight of debt more heavily than a larger corporate chain, and the resulting financial burdens could prompt a need for reorganization.

There are a multitude of circumstances that could leave a small business owner facing financial challenges. Without the presence of corporate backing, periods of low profit can prove to be exceedingly challenging, potentially prompting an owner to seek assistance through additional lines of credit, which may only be a temporary solution. However, while these periods are a significant concern for many business owners, they might not be the only issues an owner will face.

Upon starting a new business, a person may wish to pour all his or her time and effort into growing it into a success. However, it could take years for a company to become established, and leaving everything else behind too early in the process could prove detrimental. Once a company begins bringing in a steady flow of income, an owner might wish to expand operations, but doing so could prove risky. If these new endeavors fail to produce the desired results, the fallout could be disastrous.

With the potential weight that substantial amounts of debt can have on a small business, owners who face such challenges may wish to protect their company by pursuing relief. By speaking with an attorney, an owner could obtain advice on the options available, such as reorganization through Chapter 11 bankruptcy. An attorney can provide a client in Maryland with assistance in pursuing relief from debts and protecting the longevity of his or her business.

Source:, “Dealing with Debt as an Entrepreneur”, Mark J. Kohler, Accessed on Jan. 31, 2018

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