Wednesday, November 2, 2011

starting / growing a very young business

Wow!  I have just completed the largest challenge that I have ever faced in life and it has been exhilarating!

Planning a business venture and then actually starting and operating the business for 6 months is quite a ride.  Ups and downs have been the order of the day for many of my last 365 days.  I have put my capital, heart, and soul into this venture and breaking even has been elusive at the best of times.  Marketing wisely, controlling costs, dealing with operational issues, and keeping customers happy has been a daily challenge. 

The business that I have embarked upon is a 24/7 fitness club called Anytime Fitness.  It is actually the world's largest 24hr, co-ed fitness franchise and a very impressive franchise indeed.

More details to come.....