You may have to shut your business down if you file for Chapter 7 personal bankruptcy. However, if you own an LLC or corporation with others, you may be able to keep your doors open, even if you are personally liable for a significant portion of its debt.
A partnership is allowed to file for Chapter 7 bankruptcy. However, depending on the type of partnership and the value of the partnership assets, filing for Chapter 7 may not be a good solution for the partners. In fact, there are several big reasons why Chapter 7 is often not helpful to partnerships.