Tell us about your business. My husband and I started Spoonthumb Ice Cream out of a deep love for community, local food, and of course, ICE CREAM! We make ice cream in small batches using Northwest ingredients and sell it from a renovated Shasta camper located in Downtown Nampa, Idaho. We also travel to festivals, events, and weddings throughout the Treasure Valley with a tiny ice cream cart.
Where/how did you find support when you started? I am lucky to have an extremely supportive family behind me. My parents also own a small business (and have for over 25 years!) so they have been an incredible resource of wisdom and support.
What’s your best advice for a woman about to launch her own business? Any encouraging words? Jump in! I think the hardest part about starting a business is getting started and working up the nerve to just DO IT. There will always be learning and growing to do, but just starting (and seeing that you really can do it!) will give you the courage to keep going. Ask for help when you need it, but know that you will figure it out.
Why is the MILK community important? Starting a business can feel like a lonely and overwhelming endeavor. Having a community of strong women to guide, support, and inspire you is an incredible resource!