Robert Cross Interview (Nuthin But Fun)

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Nicole & Robert Cross, Nuthin But Fun

 

 

Each month, I.BSound Pro interviews a different local business owner, organization, or public figure to feature in our newsletter.  This month we interviewed Robert Cross, Owner of Nuthin But Fun.   Enjoy!

 

 

How long have you been in business?

In MA—since May 2015

How did you get started in this business?

When I moved to Arizona to plant a church, I wanted to get a few inflatables to reach out to the community with. Since I had been self-employed in San Diego for several years, I figured it would be good to use the inflatables to start a business in Arizona. So Instead of just buying a few inflatables, we bought several of them. We sold that business and moved Back to MA. My 18 year old son, Kyle, was about to graduate high school and he approached me about starting the business out here—so that’s how we got started out here.

What are the biggest issues with running this business?

I would say scheduling—when you have several events and rentals over the weekend, it can get pretty tricky scheduling the drop offs and pick-ups of the equipment. Then the second biggest issue is the winter—this business is seasonal and things really slow down in the winter.

What is your favorite game/activity you offer in the business?

By far it’s our Knockerballs!

Which one is the most popular?

Again—the Knockerballs!

What is something most people don't know about you

I grew up in foster homes—several of them. Most people when they meet me think that I grew up the perfect American dream life.

If you could get rid of one state in the U.S., which would it be and why?

I’d say it would have to be Nebraska—there is nothing in Nebraska!!

Pick two celebrities you want to party with.

Gronk (that was easy) Denzel Washington!

If you could trade places with any other person for a week, famous or not, living or dead, real or fictional, with whom would it be?

Charles Spurgeon—the preacher of preachers.

If you won $20 million in the lottery, what would you do with the money?

Pay off my debt, buy a more suitable house, invest in the business and real estate, be a philanthropist (Probably plant another church!)

If you could only have one meal for the rest of your life what would it be?

Steak, steak and more steak!

What was the last picture you took on your phone?

A picture of my Grandson Seth Cross in his Jeep with his friend Nathan and their both making funny faces

What is your perfect pizza?

Pepperoni and mushroom with extra sauce.

If you could have personally witnessed anything, what would you want to have seen?

The resurrection of Jesus Christ!

What was your first thought when waking up this morning?

Do I really want to go to the gym—yeah I need to!

Interview by Ishan Birchett II

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