You have to close the doors. It’s emotionally, mentally and financially traumatic to survive a failing business. Regardless of the reasons for initially opening or duration of your business, the pain is inevitable and may strike you at different times on many different levels of your psyche. Recovering from a failing business, however, takes strength and skill, lest you drive your loved ones into depression right along with you. You owe it to them and most of all to yourself to learn how to quickly and overtly overcome business failure and know the best ways to move on. Once you’ve experienced this type of thing, you may have trouble believing that you will go into business for yourself ever again. You may even decide to become an employee as fast as possible to keep things financially afloat and because of that decision try to shut off the entrepreneurial part of your brain to keep your new managers happy with you! After an honest and logical examination of the real reasons why you may have had to close the doors, you may not even see it as a failure at all! But what should be the natural next step for you?