Story of Business: when costs compete with passion
Sixteen years ago, Barb started Black Eyed Susan — her store of hard-to-find garden and home accessories — to fulfill her passion, to have a positive impact on a community, and to enjoy a lifestyle of freedom.
Today, Barb may close the doors on what she loves to do.
In an already difficult environment for small business, government-augmented uncertainty threatens to raise the cost of Barb’s retail business to unbearable levels.
Barb’s story is Part 2 of our documentary series “The Story of Business,” a joint project of Public Notice and the Small Business and Entrepreneurship Council.
Below, check out Part 1, “Moving forward in uncertain times,” a story about a limestone crushing business’s future amidst the possibility of rising costs and ever-changing rules. And don’t miss our comedic take on the uncertainty problem, “Wait and See.”