Steve Carse is the co-founder of King of Pops, one of Atlanta’s best-loved brands. Steven was named one of Atlanta Journal Constitution’s Most Admired CEOs in 2017 and was included in Georgia Trend’s 40 Under 40 list in 2012, but back in 2009, he had just been laid off from his corporate job during the Great Recession and instead of brushing up his resume to work for another company, he decided to start an ice-pop business, an idea he and his two brothers, Nick and Ashley, had dreamed up during trips through Central America.

Now, King of Pops is the largest cart-based business in the U.S, and a $10 million company that sells not just ice pops but Christmas trees, cocktails ( a.k.a. pop-tails), farm produce, and more.

A dad, hot dog/cotton candy/beer/ice-pop slinger, and serial entrepreneur, Steven is always trying his best to slow down, enjoy the ride and realize that these are the good ol’ days. In his new book, ‘Work Is Fun’ which releases April 2025 from Matt Holt Books, he goes over those stories and shares how he has committed to making his work and the work of those around him more fun.

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