It looks like Zunch Communications filed for bankruptcy:
While clients that stayed on with Zunch Worldwide were not affected, any unsecured creditors were basically hung out to dry, left to muddle through a bankruptcy process that is bound to be fruitless, since the Zunch Communications entity has no assets to speak of, other than the payments that Zunch Worldwide will make over a period of time.
Zunch is spinning this bankruptcy as a part of a larger trend coming to the industry, but others say that's not the case.
If you know SEO and are good at marketing what benefit is there to working for a large firm rather than for yourself, or with a few select partners?
Is the bankruptcy an isolated incident, or will this be a trend for many larger SEO firms worldwide?