Without going into a history lesson, boy did I hate history, a famous person by the name of Benjamin Franklin once said, “By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail”.
For all the right reasons, this is a quote that has echoed through the corridors of business schools for many years, probably from the day he said it. This is no different from when you help your clients to meet their goals, you prepare a training program, and plan the journey.
In business you’ll need to do the same thing, Ross tells us that he started planning his new Studio about 18 months before opening his doors. “The first challenge was finding the right location, the next was getting the planning permission for opening a fitness studio. We did find a great location, but after 12 months the planning permission was refused.” Whilst disappointing, Ross had already found a backup location, a vacant shop in St Marychurch, and surprisingly, the planning permission sailed through.
In addition to finding the right location, you also need to plan your finances, plan new classes to increase revenue, purchase or lease additional equipment, and start speaking with builders, tradesmen, and solicitors.