Ice Cream Store Opens In Gibsonville
On Main Street in Gibsonville the poor economy is still center stage. Rodney Sutherland knows that first hand.
“It’s bad when the pizza places ain’t even hiring delivery drivers.”
He lost his job at the postal service. His wife Jennifer watched as he struggled to find a new one.
Since he couldn’t find a job on the market, he created his own. The first Ice Cream Shop in Gibsonville, Scoops Express.
“Yeah, it’s been an experience, we’ve never, ever had a business ever before. Like I said this is totally new, a huge step into crossing the line of entrepreneurship,” Sutherland said.
In a healthy economy, almost 70 percent of new small businesses fail before their tenth birthday. And in a rough economy those numbers are much worse. But Sutherland has hope.
Sharron Tyll owns a jewelry shop right next door to Scoops Express. In this difficult time, neighboring businesses aren’t cut throat competitors. They rely on each other for help.
“In Gibsonville, it’s like a family community,” Tyll said. ” Everybody cares about everybody else.”
Scoops Express is located at 203 Main St. in Gibsonville. They have a Facebook page. Visit them here: http://bit.ly/IiW8XExplore posts in the same categories: News