Apr 20 2023
Cuppa Connections Ep. 23: A Modern Day David and Goliath Story; Wes Neal Wanted To Spend More Time with His Family, But He Had To Go Against Corporations To Get It.
This episode is with Wes Neal, owner of Bright Angel Bikes & Cafe, in the Grand Canyon National Park, and Eat and Run, in Flagstaff, Arizona. This story is one of a man who wanted a change. He wanted to spend more time with the people that matter most to him, his family. He was a river runner guide for the Grand Canyon National Park, a life that unbeknownst to the outside world, was fun but tough as hell. Wes wanted to see his daughter grow up. But, he needed to figure out how he was going to do that.Then, there comes the idea of opening up a bike rental business within the Grand Canyon. Now, that's not a big deal you might think. Well, it was!He and his business partner, Kyle George, went up against the Goliaths of the world, large corporations with large bank accounts, and won!Bright Angel Bikes & Cafe was the first small family owned business in the Grand National Park amongst a see of corporations.Listen to Wes speak his truth.We hope you enjoy the ride.Support the showhttps://www.instagram.com/betterwithacupofcoffee/https://betterwithacupofcoffee.com/