Since his early childhood days, the entrepreneurial spirit of James Jannetides has been strong. His path was set in place by his Greek family, which was filled with entrepreneurs.
Jordan Jannetides, James’ grandfather, started out as a chef at Charlie’s steak house and later became the owner of the Capital Tavern restaurant. His father, Nick, owned two Baskin Robinns stores, and introduced the Baskin Robbin’s mobile cart which is still seen today at the Indiana State Fair.
The example set by his father and grandfather made James into the man he is today. He watched them follow their dreams to develop their businesses, and he had the opportunity to learn many important business skills at a very young age. His entrepreneurial spirit was indeed strong.
Growing up, James sold candy out of his locker to fellow students – the first of many business ventures he would take.