A bum economy continues to trickle down to small businesses

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Jim Svetz founded a coffeehouse franchise in Upstate New York. Now he's out of a job.
We're taking a look at how small businesses around the U.S. are coping with the economic downturn. The Takeaway checks back in with Jim Svetz, former CEO of the Muddy Cup coffeehouse franchise in Upstate New York. When Jim joined The Takeaway in September, he was still CEO of the company he founded. Now, he's out of a job.


Jim Svetz


Noel King

Comments [2]


As a former employee, I miss the Muddy Cup more than anything. I had so many great times there. I heard what those dicks did to him and that is really very terrible. Everyone is in support of Jimmy. <3

Mar. 12 2009 09:50 PM

The Muddy Cup will never be the same if Jim doesn't get it back. The employees feel no attachment to the business anymore and it shows. The prices were raised at the worst possible time and I fear this is the beginning of the end for Muddy Cup. Fight Jim! We're behind you!

Dec. 12 2008 07:27 AM

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