Why Small Businesses Matter in Norwalk: Jim's Ice Cream Truck

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You're IT Jim's Ice Cream Truck!
 
Three questions with Jim Malin, owner of Jim's Ice Cream Truck.
 
Why did you start your business?
 
I found an interest in running an ice cream truck after working in an ice cream truck in 2003.  In late 2009, I bought my very own truck and began running my own business in 2010 in Fairfield County Connecticut.
 
Finish this sentence in regard to your business. “I wish I could…”
 
I wish I could quickly and easily expand my business with more trucks in order to provide my service to more people.  I sometimes have to turn down parties because I am already booked at another party/event.  Right now I only have one truck.  But I will hopefully have another truck soon.  
 
How many local businesses do you use to support your business (products and services) and can you name them?
 
I use 9 that I can think of:
Honeyspot Gulf - gas station
Joe's Ice Cream - ice cream distributor
Connecticut Ice Cream Trucks - ice cream distributor
Mostly Motorsports - mechanic shop
I95 Signs - signs/lettering/decals
State Farm - insurance
Mutual Security Credit Union - bank/credit union
Napa Auto Parts - auto parts
Advance Auto - auto parts
 
Jim's Ice Cream Truck nominate I95 Signs
 
Visit Jim's Ice Cream Truck online here or call (203) 505-2382.
 
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