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.

For Part 1 of our series, "Moving forward in uncertain times," click here: http://bit.ly/f1z909

For the second video in the series, "When costs compete with passion," click here: http://bit.ly/h0ov4R