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COVID as a Business Owner: a reflection.

Posted by Steven Carse on Nov 2, 2020 4:22:45 PM

It’s the last day of September. For the last 10 years, October has been the beginning of the season wind-down at King of Pops: the bank account would be looking pretty good, and we would be looking forward to some much needed time off, both to recharge our batteries and to make plans how we could do it better the following year. ⁣

However this Spring, a couple weeks after our company cruise and just days after we had wrapped up a 50-person company Symposium hosted by our good friends at @ZingTrain, I first started to hear about Coronavirus. ⁣

I experienced the next few weeks in what I am calling Stage 1: "Disbelief".⁣

I’ll never forget sitting in bed, talking to my wife about it. Was Coronavirus going to be a disruption? After some back and forth, we agreed that worst case, it was going to be an inconvenience for a couple weeks and things would quickly be back to normal. At that time there were only 12 cases in the United States.⁣

I remember moping around that week, frustrated that our high from training was not going to make as much of an impact and that our momentum would be slowed down. King of Pops’ 10th Birthday Party was coming up and we had a week’s worth of activities planned. Surely this wouldn’t affect our birthday. ⁣

Soon after, more local events started to cancel, then some of the largest festivals, but there was no way professional sports could be cancelled… ⁣

Then week after week, the unbelievable became reality. It was a brand new feeling for many of us. It didn’t seem real. The idea of a 14 day quarantine with everything stopping seemed so challenging. I had no idea that things could even play out the way they did. But like it or not, we were all in it together…⁣

It’s helpful for me to reflect on this season, and I’d love to hear your reflections too. What were those first weeks like for you? (I’ll process through the other stages in the days ahead).

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Birthdays Aren't Cancelled with Puddles

Posted by Callie Murray on Oct 20, 2020 12:32:48 PM

We've all tried really hard to make birthdays in the time of COVID not feel like birthdays in the time of COVID, but when it comes down to it, they've felt just really sad. 

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Pop-drops for Healthcare heroes

Posted by Callie Murray on Jul 27, 2020 1:53:19 PM

As the world turned upside down in March so suddenly, we found ourselves trying to find our best role in the midst of the chaos. How could we best serve our customers when our usual methods of getting them pops had disappeared? How could we help our hurting community? 

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Introducing King of Pops Soft Serve Ice Cream

Posted by Steven Carse on Jul 24, 2020 1:48:39 PM

For 10 years, we've focused on making the best pops in the world.

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The King of Pops Window: Explained.

Posted by Steven Carse on Jun 24, 2020 2:08:49 PM

Steps off the Atlanta BelLine is a small window in a discrete building that has supplied "in the know" Atlantans with pops for years.

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The 4 Pillars of Successful Social Distancing Entrepreneurs

Posted by Matt Martratt on Jun 10, 2020 6:49:43 AM

Pop goes the Pandemic: The 4 Pillars of Successful Social Distancing Entrepreneurs

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