I have a client company whose management has changed or retired. The new director has their own favorite vendors and my business with them is down 50% last year, and is less this year to date. This company has been 80% of my workload for some 24 years, and I have cataloged and maintained my working files for them for this amount of time. Many projects are updated files from previous projects, so the files have value.
Now that I am being phased out, what, if anything, can I do with these files? There is value to this company to have these files.
Can I offer these files for a price? And for how much? Are there legal issues which would prevent me from doing this? Most importantly, is there something unethical for considering this path?