no bench warrant for small claims. Basically, if you don't show up, you lose. A judgement will be entered against you and the company's claims will be accepted as they are presented, (unless they are extraordinarily crazy or outrageous - which when a company is involved, never occurs.) Once there is a finding, the company can then proceed to try to collect the judgement, by having a sheriff confisgate your property, attach wages or bank accounts, etc. etc. If you have any assets at all, then it would a big mistake not to appear and explain your case.