Businesses don’t always see light at the end of the tunnel. There can be downfalls. This can be due to poor management, incompetent workers, bad decisions, and other factors. When you find out that your company might go bankrupt, you should take certain steps to save it from sinking.
- Find out how much money you must pay to the creditors if you want to stop your company from going bankrupt. Then calculate how much you need monthly to survive. Try to think of ways to pay the creditors and run your family. It can be by selling your fixed asset like holiday home or through some passive income.
- Try to reduce the cost of business. You should consider the cost of labor, income tax, office rent, utilities, interest expense, etc. If necessary, you can layoff a number of employees who are taking high salaries, provided that they are not vital to your company. You can shift to a smaller office and reduce office hours to save utility bills, as long as it doesn’t affect the operation of the business too much.
- Re-negotiate contracts with people involved in the business like your suppliers, banks, and other parties. For example, you can request your bank to lower the interest rate for your credit or you can ask the leasing company to extend your leasing period.
You have to go through a very hard time to pull your company from this dreadful situation. But you should stay calm and do what is necessary to save your company from going bankrupt.