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Bankrupting America is an educational project that explores the policies hindering economic opportunity and growth in America. The project focuses on the causes of the country's current economic downturn and the future implications of careless policy-making. Educational and entertaining videos will play a key role in our efforts.
Facing a slow economy and competition from India and China, Mike's manuf...
Facing a slow economy and competition from India and China, Mike's manufacturing business has struggled to survive. Mike has even personally guaranteed the company's debt, putting everything he owns on the line.
Despite adversity, Mike has begun to hire new workers and recover. The only way he and the dozens of his employees have managed to stay afloat is by investing in capital that makes them more productive. But uncertainty from Washington and an ever-consuming tax structure is making it increasingly difficult to grow...
Watch Mike's inspiring story now.
This video is Part 3 in our series "The Story of Business," a joint project of Public Notice and the Small Business and Entrepreneurship Council.
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.
Specifically, the little-known 1099 provision in the healthcare reform bill would burden her so that much she might stop doing business.
As Barb says in the video, "I hope when I close the doors to this store...it's because I decided it's just time to move on...not because I felt like my hand was forced."
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.
Be sure to 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. Watch here: http://bit.ly/f1z909
The Story of Business: http://bankruptin... (sponsored by Public Notice a...
The Story of Business: http://bankruptin... (sponsored by Public Notice and the Small Business and Entrepreneurship Council) ------------------ "I risk my livelihood...I don't know what greater risk I could be taking," says 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. He does it because he loves to create, innovate, and provide the foundation for himself and his employees to make a good living.
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.
Wes's story is the first video of our series "The Story of Business" -- a joint project between us and the Small Business and Entrepreneurship Council. Stay tuned for more... ------------------ Check out a more comedic take "Wait and See": http://bit.ly/cFRAquless
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Entertaining and informative: http://www.bankru... ---------------------------- Profits are back, cash flow is good, and Steve's dance moves are better than ever?! But before Frank, his girlfriend Karen and the rest of the gang can expand, hire and invest at their small business, they'll have to convince the Boss Lady. Watch this short comedy, and see what's stopping the quirky employees of this small biz from living "a real American Dream."
Though this video is a joke, it's message is not. Washington's rhetoric and policies have been creating a damaging environment of uncertainty for businesses. When businesses lack clarity, they can't plan ahead -- choking expansion, investment and job creation. ---------------------------- We dig deeper into this issue with "Moving Forward in Uncertain Times" -- the first in our documentary series "The Story of Business." Watch it here: http://bit.ly/aMxksO
The Story of Business highlights the stories of inspiring small business owners and the consequences of Washington's actions on their (and the country's) livelihood.
Sign up now at http://www.bankru... and be first to receive our next videos (and exclusive sneak peaks). ---------------------------- Inspired by the hilarious "I Feel Great" Nutrigrain commercial parody.
Our new video mash-up captures what this election was about - the state ...
Our new video mash-up captures what this election was about - the state of the economy, jobs, and government overspending -- not party devotion.
Voters are anxiously searching for elected officials - regardless of political affiliation - who understand the consequences of government overspending and will respond to economic uncertainty by governing and budgeting responsibly.
Americans are looking for leaders who will restore economic certainty and fiscal sanity.
Will the leaders elected Tuesday respond to the call? ------ Stay informed, take action. Sign up at http://www.bankru...less