Moving to New York can be tough, particularly for someone just out of school and entering the workforce during the worst economy in modern times. John Till’s prospects were grim so he had to think outside the box. Working at a friend’s pickle factory, the self-taught entrepreneur started pickling vegetables to sell at farmers’ markets all over Long Island and New York City. One by one, he reached out to his struggling friends in Providence, Rhode Island to involve them in the business, throwing virtual lifelines. Sharing a love of skateboarding, they band together to make it in New York.
Airs 1/31 at 4:45 a.m.