10 episodes

Ample Hills Creamery founders; Brian & Jackie’s ice cream journey from successful business owners to losing it all. New episodes will be available every Monday.

As the Ice Cream Churns Jackie Cuscuna

    • Entrepreneurship

Ample Hills Creamery founders; Brian & Jackie’s ice cream journey from successful business owners to losing it all. New episodes will be available every Monday.

    Ep. 9 "Q&A"

    Ep. 9 "Q&A"

    This week we answer many of the questions listeners have had throughout the podcast.

    • 52 min
    Ep. 8: "Married with Ice Cream and Children"

    Ep. 8: "Married with Ice Cream and Children"

    Starting and running a business with your partner has it's own set of difficulties. Raising a family, growing a business and maintaining your relationship can be even more challenging.  This week we explore what it means to raise a family, raise a business and how best to stay balanced and joyous throughout. 

    • 30 min
    Ep. 7 "The Challenges of Starting Over"

    Ep. 7 "The Challenges of Starting Over"

    We'd opened our first shop on Vanderbilt Ave.  with our own money. When we decided to grow Ample Hills and open a factory we had to borrow money from the bank. The only way the bank would loan the business money was if Brian and I signed a personal guarantee.  That means if the business goes belly up (bankrupt), then we still owe that money. 

    • 23 min
    Ep. 6 "The Bankruptcy Process"

    Ep. 6 "The Bankruptcy Process"

    After we'd exhausted all efforts to raise money, we filed for bankruptcy.  We filed on  March 15th,  the day before New York City went into lockdown due to COVID-19.  It was a very dark and scary time on so many levels and yet we had high hopes for the value and sale of the company we created from scratch.

    • 41 min
    Ep. 5 "Financial Troubles"

    Ep. 5 "Financial Troubles"

    It was summer of 2019 when we learned we had a cash flow problem and wouldn't make it through the winter. We spent the next 9 months trying to raise money to raise the company.

    • 27 min
    Ep.4 "A Factory Grows in Brooklyn"

    Ep.4 "A Factory Grows in Brooklyn"

    We opened our Factory in Brooklyn in July of 2018 but didn't start making ice cream until September. And there was a big learning curve...\

    ** Sonic Note ** Near the end of the episode the white noise that you hear is the sound of rain on the log cabin we recorded this episode at, in the Adirondacks.

    • 22 min

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