As a firm that has helped more than 13,000 businesses avoid bankruptcy and pay creditors, here are the guidelines we follow:
- If you can afford 33% of your debt per month, over three months, you can handle your creditors yourself.
- If you can afford 17% of your debt per month, over six months, you can handle it yourself, but it will be more difficult and more time consuming.
- If you can afford 8% per month, you can still do it yourself but you will need strong guidance and templates for offers, letters, and calculations. It could be like taking on a part-time job. Click here for the guide and templates for free.
- If you can’t afford 8% per month, consider seeking professional help.
Keep in mind that we are not a law firm – this guidance is based upon years of experience restructuring businesses. As always, consult a bankruptcy attorney to find out if bankruptcy is the right decision for your specific situation.
These percentages are more fully explained in our DIY guide, available on SCORE’s website. Guide
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