In a time when joblessness is a bare fact of everyday life, it’s heartening to learn about Ben Wyse’s business. Having read his story, it’s no exaggeration to call him a true American hero for the simple fact that he pursues an independent livelihood. As the mainman literally driving Wyse Cycles, Ben Wyse combines DIY smarts with entrepreneurial grit. Watch him in action after the jump.
If you’re wondering about the trailer he’s pulling with his bike, it happens to be his office and workshop. Ben Wyse stands apart from his previous employers (neighborhood bike repair) by doing house calls throughout his hometown in Harrisonburg, Va.
A part-time city us driver and bicycle repair instructor, Ben is a shining example of bootstrapping capitalism at its finest. Open the source link below for the whole reveal about his Wise Cycles enterprise. The money he makes, while modest, is a decent income by today’s standards.
The lesson here is pretty simple. When the world is down on its luck, might as well go about business the tried and tested Yankee way: entrepreneurial self-determination defined by an independent livelihood.