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I recently started on my first solo project for a .com and find that they owe me a very significant amount of money. They just down sized the operation and have given themselves a week to find a buyer. How do I get my money. I have subs who have paid for advertising for these folks and are really strung out and may have to declare bankruptcy because my client isn't paying.

-- Robert Cannon (, November 21, 2000


I won't try to be a lawyer so until a professional lawyer decides to give you their professional opinion here, try and see if that website is of any help to you.

I would welcome seeing Fast Company looking into running an article regarding debt collection, considering the dotcom fallout since April 2000.

-- Mark Zorro (, November 22, 2000.

try had some great advice on this. is even better-good, solid advice and resources.

-- terrehon (, November 27, 2000.

Dan Pink addresses this briefly in the original Free Agent Nation article -- -- but it's advice is more before-the-fact than after. And we mention a debt collection firm -- -- in http://

This is a tricky situation. Does the company have the money? Will it get the money? What happens to you if they don't and they don't?


-- Heath Row (, November 28, 2000.

You go to the company and STAY THERE until you get a satisfactory conclusion to your problem. If you do not - you - will - never - get - paid.

-- (, February 07, 2001.

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