Small Business Spotlight: Lighthouse Ice Cream Kompanies
Advice on launching a small business
- Duration 4:29
- Date Jun 15, 2011
Advice on launching a small business
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So here and our small business violated day there's a familiar face -- next to me just -- kids now.
He's the owner of -- lighthouse ice cream company's.
In -- town but.
He's a democratic political consultants.
Right right my decision this it will lead to -- politics I do you do and nine.
Well Sunday I was fund raiser at congresswoman -- -- house.
For Kathy local -- just one they -- third district of upstate New York.
And then I went and -- made a lot of.
-- as well let's -- a minute I'm not gonna hold it against they've him -- -- back I'm -- this what we.
So do all the political stuff you worked with a presidential congressional and the lobbying campaigns.
Down to Linear single -- oral a look at campaign in my written you worked on the mall.
I do you go from dealing with the political BS to come home -- -- -- -- -- -- -- I been cooking since I was about twelve.
-- what you're not sound it -- sleepless Lithuania Lithuania OK it's mistaken for Greek and it's got me jobs and a lot of restaurants can't find.
And I started cooking when I was twelve because my my grandmother was a terrible cook.
My friend -- facilities mother was fabulous and I said yes so I learned I learned that to be night I learned from.
From this business selling presenting this is necessary to generate a lot no -- coming -- -- make -- And gravy.
And she made her own sausage she did she -- analysts -- So -- had -- we go from mrs.
in this so it's -- well I -- cyclical environment and cocaine you know I I have.
I have servicers sixty in my house and I have a big kitchen and one dad decided I would start making ice -- this is a few years ago and I got.
Not one of the things -- stake in the for I got an ice cream machine he got -- but I got the months and then had a that go from you know what I'm an open my own store.
I was being encouraged to go you know.
Sell lists and one night I saw this building from the train and that has -- -- fireplace and then my.
That would be a wonderful place to make ice -- So that any of that was.
From the time I saw the building and sign the lease it was a year it was a yearlong less than in.
And the -- just -- -- department of health and the bureaucracies.
Small -- is.
Now this -- I find all know who did this thing because now.
Lot of rules and regulations coming out of your darling Democratic Party do you -- still -- he.
I you know.
As much as I want to complain about the regulation and -- look at them and I go.
OK which one is it that I would do away -- Why because you -- NSA.
They were necessary -- -- had been particularly in in -- department of health.
Okay fine but some of them some of the local ones than than did -- really need a fire suppression system inside of 520 square foot.
Building that has no flame.
No -- Everything's I have more powerful stuff in my kitchen at home than I do in this and they.
And then there was the problem and you couldn't get the water pipe over that was large enough.
To handle a regular sprinkler system you would to tear up this brand new plaza.
That would have been expensive enough but then you have to go down four feet into -- that would have required applications to the EPA and the DEC in order to get a variance on putting.
-- pipe that was carrying clean water through land healthy.
Yeah oldest of the small businesses complain about not to mention of course.
-- you think taxes are you incorporated.
Yes OK you're incorporated you're you're Allison.
OK so use you have to deal with -- -- see them -- -- -- it now I think this is fascinating I almost think everybody out there in that politics should go to this.
It's a -- -- relentless hasn't it yes you see things differently now when you stand -- their support these candidates.
I do yeah I do I am truly do.