For as long as I can remember, I’ve had a burning desire to own and operate my own business. Isn’t that often the case with most people at some point in their lives? I mean, why WOULDN’T you want to call the shots and reap the benefits of your own hard work, right? I’ve crafted plans, stayed up till all hours of the night identifying opportunities that weren’t being realized, dreamed up ideas, and brainstormed ideas with friends … but for several reasons (or perhaps we can call them excuses), I’ve never acted on that dream. Until January 2017 ...
Those who have been around me for any period of time, know that I strive for excellence in everything that I do … and sometimes, to a fault, perfection. My desire is to not only continue the positive momentum that this business realized over the first three years in its prior location with Cindy and Dan (2014-2016), but to propel OBX Frozen Yogurt to be the most customer-focused, creative, fun, welcoming, and tasty “destination treat shop” on the Outer Banks fuels my fire every day as a local business owner. With an expanded footprint in our Southern Shores Crossing location (we have some AMAZING neighbors ... Southern Shores Pizza, OB-Xscape Rooms, Steamers, Coastal Provisions, and Clearview Chiropractic!) and our new shop at Scarborough Faire Shopping Village in Duck (some more amazing neighbors ... Treehouse Coffee, Island Bookstore, The Island Attic, Urban Cottage, Mango's Boutique, Gray's, and Lovie's Salon-Spa-Wellness), I’m thrilled to say that our expanded retail mix stretches far beyond frozen yogurt to also include Dippin' Dots Ice Cream; scooped ice cream and sorbet; Sugar Creek Gelato; dairy free soft serve; sorbet smoothies; NSA (no sugar added) options; Italian Ices; egg-free cookie dough; NYC cookies; and craft sodas ... as well as creative twists on shakes, floats, hot chocolates, coffee, and more.
To say that I’m beyond excited for this entrepreneurial challenge is an understatement. I know that this will be the hardest work of my career … and the most rewarding. Jenn, Kaitlyn, Koko and I truly appreciate all of incredible support and well wishes from family and friends, both near and far. Your belief in me … and my entrepreneurial dreams … means more than you’ll ever know.
Oh, how sweet it is!
OBX Frozen Yogurt