Introducing...The Trump Network
Mar 01, 2010 05:44AM
By Wendy Sipple
Photo by Dante Fontana
Describe your business. Did you find it, or did it find you?
The Trump Network has nutrition and health products for adults and children. “Custom Essentials” are supplements tailor-made for you following metabolic testing. “Silhouette Solutions” is our successful weight loss program that offers an array of high protein (15g), low-calorie (130) staples consumed five times a day. Need a pick-me-up in the morning and afternoon or calmness at night? Try the all-natural “Mood Infusion” drinks. To combat children’s poor eating habits, let them try the scientifically designed nutrition in “Snazzle Snaxxs.”
What was the first job you ever had, and what did you learn from the experience?
I sold Christmas cards door to door as a kid during August. They felt sorry for me so I had some success. I learned how to approach adults, make a sales pitch, deal with failure, and take responsibility, all of which helped me to develop a savings ethic.
How are you involved with both the community and your customer?
I volunteer as a mentor for middle school children at the Sayonara Center in Citrus Heights. I’ve been to Camp ReCreation for 24 years as a counselor for developmentally disabled children and adults. I stock the van at St. Rose’s, which provides basic provisions to the homeless. I treat customers like I want to be treated. I provide health and diet education; I know my products, and I deliver timely and comprehensive services.
Who is your role model in business or in life, and why?
My parents: They gave me the nurturing that I needed as a youth and teen, provided me with a solid spiritual foundation, helped me attend college and gave me the freedom to grow.
What’s your hidden talent?
I do a decent job at “cutting the rug.”
What’s your biggest job perk?
Meeting people and giving them an opportunity to have a fantastic income while being healthy and fit.
What’s your favorite place to eat out locally?
What’s your favorite childhood memory?
Kicking over a wasp nest and getting 20 stings. My uncle rescued me.
What’s your favorite local business other than your own?
Wise Buys – love those $9.98 Christmas trees.
If you could be any other profession, what would it be?
Air Force pilot.
And finally, customer service is…?