So first question we get asked ... why an ice cream shop? So quickly we respond with... "Why wouldn't you want to own an ice cream shop?"... Right? Why not!
Is it fun? ABSOLUTELY!
Is it exciting? YOU BET!
Do you get to eat lots of ice cream? .... UMM... THAT'S THE BEST PART!
We have owned Mayberry Ice Cream about 15 months (Aug. 1, 2016), and it's been a wonderful first year. So what have we learned, the list is extremely long but that's for another post on another day... but here's a few things we have learned and grown to love about buying our first ice cream shop.
1. Family is everything! We are three siblings who work together everyday to provide a great experience. Are there tough times, of course! But we strive to put our customers and employees first! Without those elements we wouldn't have an ice cream shop. We also have extremely supportive family members- our parents, a husband and kids, and significant others who not only keep us sane but keep us motivated to do better than the day before. If you have been in the shop, you more than likely have met a family member!
2. Change is good! Although it's tough it's not a bad thing to have change. We have made lots of changes throughout our time in Mayberry Square. Be proud of the changes made, and you will be successful. Learn from the changes and there are also more changes to come. We are extremely proud of our shop and change was a good thing!
3. Owning an ice cream shop is more than scooping ice cream. Wait... it's not a retirement plan that's easy? Oh no there are lots of behind the scene elements that we figured out along the way. We work extremely hard during our peak season--sometimes that means extra trips to the supplier for more ice cream, or working those late nights to do extra cleaning. But it's totally worth the craziness! It's more than a retirement plan, it's a dream! To make these dream successful, we work hard but we have lots of fun! Because you have to... it's an ice cream shop!
We have learned many more lesson... about one a day... but we love our customers, our employees, our shop, and our Sylvania community. That might have answered the question, "Why an ice cream shop?" If not... the next question... "Would we do it over again?" ABSOLUTELY!
-Mayberry Ice Cream