Davie County teen opens his own seafood business


Jordan Budd, the owner of OBX Seafood at the Piedmont Triad Farmers Market, weighs some sea scallops for a customer recently. (ANDRE L. TAYLOR/News & Record)

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COLFAX, N.C. — At a time when most teens are looking for dates to take to the homecoming dance, Jordan Budd was starting his own business, according to the Greensboro News & Record.

The 18-year-old Advance resident’s path to owning his business wasn’t the most orthodox — he dropped out of school in May 2013 after his junior year. Hanging with the wrong crowd and a lack of interest in his classes led the former high school wrestler to walk away from school and focus on working.

Spending time along the Outer Banks sparked his interest in the fish business.

While working under fishermen to learn the business along the North Carolina coast, Budd also earned his GED in August 2013.

In October that year, he started OBX Seafood — named after the Outer Banks area where he gets his fish.

“As soon as I got my GED, I got into the fish business heavy,” Budd said. “I started out doing it all by myself.”

Read full story: The Greensboro News & Record

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