For John, BLUF: notwithstanding the obstacles, small businesses still thrive. Nothing to see here; just move along.
From the web presence, War on the Rocks, we have this offering, "WHISKEY TANGO FOXTROT IS THE HOTEL TANGO DISTILLERY?". It is about a craft distillery out in Indiana. A craft distillery with a military theme. Well, actually, per the Indiana Legislature, in July 2013, [PL 109-2013], “artisan distillation”.
For those who just have to know what Whiskey Tango Foxtrot stands for, EMail me at email@example.com, or leave your EMail Address on the Comments section.
Anyway, it is a nice story about military service and love and friendship and the spirit of small business.
Regards — Cliff