Detroit Family Business The Smiths from Detroit, Michigan visited us today to get their Italian Ice pushcart and Ices- they drove 10 hours last night to visit us today on Saturday- yes we are open on Saturdays even Sundays- weekends till 1PM. Little Jimmy’s italian Ice 800 763 4348

The whole family is getting into business together. Great family business.


Ypsilanti Classroom Invite

When we were in Michigan in October, I received a message on my cell phone from a teacher at an all boy’s academy in Ypsilanti, MI. The teacher, Lawrence, wanted me to speak to his class of 3rd -5th graders about being in business and entrepreneurship. I said sure, we would do it, so my brother Tom and I headed over to their school and met a great group of young men very interested in becoming businessmen. The school last year started with 5 kids and now has grown past 20 and we were very impressed with the job Lawrence was doing with his students. The video below is a talk I gave and questions the students in Ypsilanti had for us. After our talk, they actually started to do fundraisers to get themselves started in their own Italian Ice business.
Here is a link to their school if you want to help them out. DM


Larry Garman & Lacey Jean

In the state of Washington, individuals who receive state support must be working, or on a pathway to employment. With her parents’ help, Lacey Jean Davis of Montesano, Washington, who is disabled by cerebral palsy, has become not just a valuable member of the workforce, she is an entrepreneur!
In fact, she was named the Entrepreneur of the Year at a Dinner in her honor in Michigan in October. The video below features her Dad, Larry Garman, speaking on her behalf.


Flying to Michigan next week!

My brother Tom and I will be flying out to Michigan next week to attend a conference in Jackson called disAbility Connections Awareness Dinner featuring Little Jimmy Italian Ice entrepreneur Lacey Jean Davis from the state of Washington.

I saw this in the Citizen Patriot Newspaper today and online here.
Seattle resident Lacey Jean Davis will share her story about having cerebral palsy and owning her own business at an Awareness Dinner for disAbility Connections on Oct. 15.

The event will begin at 6 p.m. at Gene Davis & Sons Catering & Banquet Center, 3575 Francis St.

Davis, 23, started Little Jimmy’s Italian Ice and has a plan in place to become less dependent on the Washington disability system.

The fundraiser dinner has a goal of raising $25,000 for disAbility Connections Foundation of Jackson County, according to Monica Moser, executive director.

The nonprofit has raised nearly $173,000 through this annual dinner since it was started 11 years ago.

Tickets for the dinner, silent auction and awards are $75 per person or $500 for a table of eight.

To make a reservation or for information about sponsorship opportunities, call Moser at 782-6054.