A loan of $10,000 helped pay for adding a freezer unit to our delivery truck, purchasing packaging to make our deliveries more efficient; and hiring a dedicated delivery person.

Danielle's story

In 2014, when I wrote this portion of the application for our first loan, I wrote about growing up in a home where both of my parents ran their own businesses. Our first Kiva application was written with a lot of passion for ice cream making. That passion and creativity still exists – even more so. But, it’s also transformed into a determination for developing a business beyond flavor creations.

With the addition of staff members, I began to see Zsa’s as being larger than just me. Zsa’s has a responsibility to provide not just for my partner and I, but to provide for my small staff and their families. Since we were granted our first Kiva loan, I’ve come to realize that my parents wore every hat needed to run a business, not so much because things needed to get done, but because they needed to get done to provide for my siblings and I, and for the employees that my parents had hired. Initially, my determination was driven by perfecting recipes and filling orders. Now, it’s also driven by refining our business strategy and making sure we’re on the right track.
This is a challenging and exciting time for us. We’re planning for greater distribution and retail opportunities.We’re learning how to make the moving parts of a small business work together. I consider myself fortunate that I have the opportunity to develop something that brings customers joy and do it in a way that has the potential to provide for the small team that has been patient, enthusiastic, and supportive with each new turn in the road of Zsa’s.

This loan is special because:

It supports a woman entrepreneur who wants to bring flavorful excitement in to people's lives with her homemade ice-cream.

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About Zsa's Ice Cream

Industry: Food
Years in operation: More than 5 years
Website: zsasicecream.com


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