Who Runs That?

Big Gay Ice Cream: Who Runs That?

Douglas Quint, co-founder of the New York–based soft-serve company, talks about what it takes to get a small business off the ground.

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In this special Small Business Saturday edition of the show, Seth Stevenson talks to Douglas Quint, co-founder of Big Gay Ice Cream. Quint was a professional bassoonist who got his start in ice cream when he spent a summer driving a soft-serve truck around New York City. He put a sign that said Big Gay Ice Cream on the side, which was supposed to be just a place-holder name, but the business took off, and the name stuck. In his conversation with Stevenson, Quint talks about how he got his business off the ground and why small-business owners should have a well-defined mission.

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Podcast production by Cameron Drews and Cleo Levin