It has been quite some time since I have contributed to my blog. Frankly there are no excuses… and I have to avoid using the dreaded phrase…”I was busy”.
In fact, the last 12 months have been very exciting for me. As many of you may know I am in the franchise business. I help coach people through the transition process of determining if franchise ownership is a suitable option. It’s a very fun and rewarding vocation and I enjoy working with aspiring business owners as they navigate the cumbersome process of franchise research.
This past year I decided to participate further in my journey and decided to open my own fitness center. It was actually a re-opening of a location that had regrettably closed in August of 2011. If you would like to see some of our classes in action please click this link!
This has so far been one of the most exciting and rewarding experiences of my life… and yes… it’s SCARY! We opened in December and have been able to grow the membership base over the last 9 months.
One of the most rewarding aspects of this journey was the building and development of the management team. You see, I live 1500 miles away from my business and thus I need to rely on quality people to oversee the operations. While challenging at first, right now I feel that we are doing an excellent job and I enjoy working closely with the team to help oversee the studio.
This experience has been very enlightening to me and has also enhanced my franchise consulting and brokerage practice…
Now I can relate much better with my clients as I have and continue to walk in their shoes.
Over the coming weeks I plan on sharing some of these experiences so more people can benefit.
More on that latter!