Southern Indiana Living

MAY-JUN 2018

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May/June 2018 • 45 Special Section: Summer Fun much as he would like to be. "The deal that we kind of worked out is that one of us has to keep a daytime job. We're trying to make sure we're put- ting the right amount of money back into that [Berry Twist] and we can sustain it," he said. "I have a vision of where I want it to be so it's tough to not always be able to be there." They've not only dealt with the chal- lenges of owning a business, but have had to adjust to married life while managing this new endeavor. Josh said it's all about making the best of it and finding your one-on-one time when you can. "A lot of our date nights were in the back of the house eating chili dogs and just spending time together," he said. "If we're strong, that's going to be good stuff for the Berry Twist as well." Josh and Lindsey also want to make sure that their relationship with their em- ployees is strong. One of their goals for this season is to build a family culture at the shop. "We're really striving to have a fam- ily-type structure with our employees and how we can empower them to bring stuff to us," Josh said. "We value their opin- ions." As part of this goal, they held a Christmas party last year for employees and hope to hold more team events out- side of work. "We are there to work, and our cus- tomers are important, but at the very base of our business, if we value our employ- ees and make sure we do right by them, it will then reflect out to our customers," Josh said. The Libses have new products com- ing this season, but want to keep them under wraps until they're just right for customers. "We have plans to take it to the next level, but at its core it will be the Berry Twist and that will never change," Josh said. He said his main goal is to have a clean, friendly and fast environment,along with good products. "We love getting feedback because we look at that as a way of understand- ing our customers because we only know what we know," he said. They released a variety of new prod- ucts last year including tastier brownies, pecans for Turtle Swirls, meals, and more drink and chip options. "We're always looking at how we can take what we currently do and make it better while keeping the core of the busi- ness," Josh said. As they get more comfortable with the business, the Libses want to be as in- volved with the Floyds Knobs community as they can be. Their goal is to not only make sure the community knows Berry Twist is there, but also that they're help- ing out. "We want people to love the Berry Twist because we love the Berry Twist," Josh said. When purchasing the business, Josh said he knew he wanted Lindsey to be the face of the shop, and he's proud to see what she's done so far. "She was going to school as well last year to get her bachelor's in nursing. I'm proud of everything she's accomplished and excited to see where she takes it," he said. Both mentioned that they had a lot of help from their families, who have been huge support systems. Josh works for Ingram Micro Supply Chain and Lindsey is an operating room nurse at Norton Women's and Children's Hospital. And the couple doesn't seem to be slowing down anytime soon — they're expecting their first child in August. "I'm excited to figure how that's go- ing to work out," Lindsey said. "We have a lot of ideas; we're always thinking of things." Josh summed up Berry Twist's mis- sion in one sentence: "What we're really about is community, family and memo- ries." • For more information on Berry Twist, visit the Facebook page @iloveberrytwist, Twitter ac- count @ILoveBerryTwist, or website at www. berrytwist.com.

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