Story of Business: moving forward in uncertain times

November 19, 2010

“Moving Forward in Uncertain Times” is the first video of our series “The Story of Business” — a joint project between us and the Small Business and Entrepreneurship Council. This short documentary features Wes Garner, owner of Great Lakes Calcium, a small business in Green Bay, Wisconsin that makes the compound in Tums.

Wes is an entrepreneur, and he’s invested his life into his business. But Wes is worried. Uncertainty is one of the most damaging hurdles a business can face. And Wes doesn’t understand why government is making things unnecessarily uncertain and complex for his business.

Watch Wes’s story below and please share with others.

Below, watch part two of “The Story of Business.” And in case you missed it, check out a more comedic take on the economic uncertainty problem in our popular video, “Wait and See.”

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6 Responses to Story of Business: moving forward in uncertain times

  1. Fred Thompson says:

    It’s very desirable that the general public is aware of how difficult it is to create value from available resources and maybe make a profit over time. Many people see business activity as dominated by rich, fat cat capitalists gouging consumers for outrageous, undeserved profits. That’s poppycock!

  2. Fred Thompson says:

    It’s very desirable that the general public is aware of how difficult it is to create value from available resources and maybe make a profit over time. Many people see business activity as dominated by rich, fat cat capitalists gouging consumers for outrageous, undeserved profits. That’s poppycock!

  3. ESA says:

    “Many people see business activity as dominated by rich, fat cat capitalists gouging consumers for outrageous, undeserved profits. That’s poppycock!”

    You are naive or uninformed regarding the statement above. Corporate america (sic) is ruining and bankrupting this country. Look around, read, research. People more prominant, professional, and respected than you have detailed the facts.

    If you are saying the small business man does not fit in that category that’s one thing. However, businesses today don’t seem to re-invest profits except to the end of profitability at any cost. In the face of such truth, you’re dismissed.

  4. ESA says:

    “Many people see business activity as dominated by rich, fat cat capitalists gouging consumers for outrageous, undeserved profits. That’s poppycock!”

    You are naive or uninformed regarding the statement above. Corporate america (sic) is ruining and bankrupting this country. Look around, read, research. People more prominant, professional, and respected than you have detailed the facts.

    If you are saying the small business man does not fit in that category that’s one thing. However, businesses today don’t seem to re-invest profits except to the end of profitability at any cost. In the face of such truth, you’re dismissed.

  5. duncan says:

    Not all small business bosses are so honorable, so let’s be careful in allowing all open range. My SF boss is stealing wages from most employees to build a larger savings and bigger mansion in Florida; Such small business owners do not deserve any special consideration. Just major jail time !!

  6. duncan says:

    Not all small business bosses are so honorable, so let’s be careful in allowing all open range. My SF boss is stealing wages from most employees to build a larger savings and bigger mansion in Florida; Such small business owners do not deserve any special consideration. Just major jail time !!

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