It has come to my attention through previous co-workers/vendors that I and my new company are being slandered. I am now a direct competitor to previous employers, having gotten state licensed/insured. When these people realized I'd started my company and won many contracts, a couple began to contact potential suppliers and "warn" them to be careful with me. According to my previous co-workers & vendors, I've been accused of such things as stealing equipment. It also appears they've spoken to project managers of jobs we were all bidding on, which I did not get, according to one that although I exhibited the most expertise and best pricing, they chose to go elsewhere. Is there anything I can do? This behavior is limiting my ability to get terms with vendors and jobs for which I'm qualified.