Interested in what it takes to run a successful and city-staple ice cream shop? Kenneth Hilario of the Philadelphia Business Journal sat down with Spencer Philips, owner of Scoop DeVille in The Bourse Food Hall, to learn more about a day in the life of this business owner.

Spencer will wake up at 5:30 a.m. get his 2-year-old daughter “situated,” check his emails, have a cup of coffee and start his day. Before going off to one of his two Scoop DeVille locations, Philips enjoys spending his mornings with his family. Once Philips gets to work, he spends his time doing various tasks from cleaning, to assisting customers (his favorite part) to working on “bigger picture items” to grow his business.  While at work, Philips loves get food from the other vendors “and support people who have become good friends as well.”  Around 5:00 p.m. Philips heads back to his home which is a quick five block commute, to get there just in time to enjoy dinner with his family. Most nights Philips catches up on work from throughout the day, and never stops putting is whole heart into his business until he finds his way to bed at around 11 p.m.

Read the full article on the Philadelphia Business Journal here.