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Jobless benefits are falling the number of Americans seeking unemployment benefits last week dropping to 355000.
The Labor Department warns the figures were distorted by super storms sandy.
So our business is dealing with this sluggish economy let's find out now in our weekly series spotlight on small business.
But you Molly is president and CEO of the Dover group one of the New York City area's largest providers of food services catering.
And vending products and you know I read a title like that butch and everybody assumes that.
You know old mom and dad gave you -- corporation or something like Dan -- you didn't start like that and started I started with an ice cream -- I were taught -- worked -- somebody is trying to make extra money.
I rented an ice cream truck and I worked two jobs make money like that and I grew my business.
Eventually after a couple years I had almost fifty trucks and -- nice -- and another company and a growing growing growing thank god through hard work.
And you know a lot of lot of trial on -- I mean -- grew and I sized -- so we're looking at some of the photos now of -- of some of -- catering -- you throw weddings birthday parties and so forth and -- you're also still in the ice cream business on mine I would never give that -- that's -- -- business for good human distributor Nassau county and it's.
Probably yet -- my favorite things I'm all about I -- myself yeah just ask -- I so how do you -- -- Right now about 550 phone -- our employees.
And on the company's and I know that you just bought a couple of new properties catering halls -- that kind of thing yes that means you need people right.
We need people but I enforce it was super songs stand the we're -- at a standstill now one of my -- is damaged and the other one people are skeptical of going forward parties I don't know if they gonna have the money their -- they're gonna get.
People actresses -- guess it's it's really a -- time.
What about health care and and the I mean you know now who won the election that so looking into your crystal ball.
What are you gonna do over the next four years.
Now -- you have some direction because who opened you know I don't know I was.
What we're gonna do is -- a -- back now we have to be careful we can't.
We play anything that I have its margin -- and concession business I'm gonna have to cut back on anything it's risky and happen I think that risk.
I can keep any X additional help or any kind of back up help I have to be very careful.
And just do the best we cat and watch every credit -- so it doesn't sound like you're gonna run -- and do a lot of new hiring.
Now we're gonna try that we get -- again unless there's some great -- of business I can't -- a chance.
I want to is somewhat different opportunities available to me but I have to be careful well we all scream for ice cream so I -- you know I hope it goes well for its good to hear your success story -- you Molly thank you John thank you very much.
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