On the other hand I just finished working for a bloke who went out of business owing me £1500.
I really have no hard feelings about that.
This guy was more of a friend than a boss, and I received nothing but encouragement and was able to learn loads of new skills and enjoy my work.
I really don't mind if good old 'JB' can never pay me, because although it would be nice, he really did risk everything, was not vicious, did not lie to me, and when he lost everything, and I do mean everything, we shook hands, he signed my papers, gave me a reference and let me take one of the desk-lamps I'd always wanted.
Thoroughly good egg.