Trinity Newsletter- July
It all started 25 years ago in Chicago, Illinois. Founder and CEO of Skillets, Ross Edlund, found his passion while going to school at Northwestern University. He had his life mapped out… Get a degree in history and then he planned to go off to law school! Well, that was until he met a man that had just finished chef school and did a lot of baking for caterers. He needed some help on the side with his baking business and Ross stepped in; this is where it all began, and he knew this industry would be a part of his life.
Let’s be honest. Looking around today you can’t help but notice smart phones literally everywhere. And on those smart phones, social media: Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, Twitter – You name it, most people have at least one. In fact, if you want some seriously scary ‘this is the world we’re living in’ data, how’s this strike you? There are approximately 7.5 billion people on Earth – of those, 4/7.5 billion (that’s 53%) are on the internet. Of those with internet, 3.2/4 billion = or 80% are ACTIVE social media users. Most of them using a mobile device. So yes, social media – maybe you hate it, but your business and your wallet want you to LOVE IT. And if you love yourself, you’ll learn to at least tolerate it as well.
Let’s jump right in with our tips for success:
One of the first steps for any business seeking to GROW is building awareness. Your company can’t grow if people don’t know you exist! Always, through remembering that your boss is your customer and always treating them like KINGS AND QUEENS – and that means listening to their thoughts, frustrations, questions and concerns – your business will continue to thrive. Enjoy the ride!
Welcome to Bahia Bowls! This Acai Café was founded in 2017 and continues to rapidly expand primarily because of its nutritional options and delicious menu. Due to the current health crisis facing our nation, consumers have an even greater awareness and appetite for healthy, grab and go, low contact food options. Since their inception, Bahia Bowls offers the convenience of ordering online with curbside pick-up, which is now more important than ever. Quick Service Restaurants (QSR), focused on healthy eating options will surely continue to gain momentum as consumers begin to rethink their dining options. Over the past three years, there has been a seismic shift across the industry, and Bahia Bowls is well positioned to be able to bring these options to consumers everywhere! Geared towards those who have an active lifestyle, Bahia Bowls launched this amazing concept in sunny Southwest Florida. Since then, they haven’t looked back!
Sam Dalton, Advisor at TCG, specializes in tenant, landlord and developer representation throughout South Florida. Sam has experience working with sophisticated institutional landlords and national credit tenants down to local landlords and small businesses. He has a knack for navigating adversity and working hard to deliver the best results for his clients, consistently putting their interest above his own.
Sam is originally from West Chester, PA which is a suburb just outside of Philadelphia. He moved to Southwest Florida in 2015 to study at Florida Gulf Coast University where he graduated Magna Cum Laude from FGCU’s Lutgert College of Business in 2019. After graduation, he made the “tough” decision to move to Fort Lauderdale to begin his career with Trinity. He enjoys going to the beach, riding his bike and playing/teaching golf! (Humble brag; scratch)
Welcome to Jeremiah’s Italian Ice where you can indulge in a refreshing, delicious treat that the whole family will love! From Italian ice and soft serve ice cream, to gelati and “pup cups”, this is the perfect place to hang out and enjoy a unique dessert. Nick Frisone and his wife Renata are so excited about opening up this Franchise here in Naples, FL! Read More
Since moving to SW Florida in 1986, Shari has been a respected entrepreneur for over 25 years. She has earned a reputation of integrity with the ability to overcome obstacles. She has discipline, drive for perfection, and commitment to achieve and surpass expectations, ultimately earning client loyalty as their strategic partner.
Originally from Raleigh, North Carolina, Shari graduated from North Carolina State University with a BA in Business Management and a BA in Speech Communication. After visiting her dad while in college, she decided to move to the sunshine state after she graduated, where she would eventually marry her husband, Dante.
Shari has always taken fitness very seriously and make a point to maintain a healthy lifestyle!