What Is Insolvency and How Does It Work?
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What Is Insolvency?
How Does Insolvency Work?
Lawsuits Any business involved in a lawsuit (or multiple lawsuits) may be forced to spend large amounts of money for legal protection, and, if it loses, suffer financial penalties. Increased production expenses If a manufacturer increases its costs, or it suddenly costs more to procure goods, these costs are directly passed down to the business. The business may pass down these costs to its customers, but it runs the risk of losing a percentage of its customer base. If it doesn’t pass down the costs, it is then forced to take a reduced profit margin. Both scenarios can lead to reduced cash flow, which in turn can lead to loan defaults. Inability to pivot and adapt to a changing market If customers start going to a new company or business for their needs, and the original business doesn’t do anything to attract those customers back, they could lose a significant amount in revenue as a result. Human error Keeping up with a business’s revenue and expenses can be complicated — especially as a business grows. Business owners or personnel who lack the appropriate accounting experience can suddenly find themselves short on cash to cover their liabilities.
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