What to do?
"If you are a business owner," says Jacoline Loewen, author of Money Magnet, "There are so many more options for you. It's not all bad." One of these is to take on private equity partners who can see if your competitive pool is too crowded and it's time to find a new spot. These partners are not just lending you money, they are actually partners too and have an incentive for your to grow the business, not just pay back the loan.