Many business owners would open a franchise if they had more freedom to run their business the way they wanted to. One of the most appealing things about opening a franchise is knowing there’s someone there to hold your hand as you start your business. You also know you are following a business formula that’s proven successful. However, in some cases, the right business consulting firm can offer you the same benefits. You also have the freedom to create your own business model.
If you’re interested in entering the highly lucrative world of fitness club management, a consulting firm might be just the right fit.
The best way to choose the right fitness business consultants is to first define your goals. Are you building an existing business or starting from scratch? Once you see where you want to be, you can easily see if which fitness consulting firm can meet your needs.
Questions to Ask
What kind of projects do they have experience with?
Have they worked with clubs like the one you plan to design or improve? Will they work to accomplish the goals you set or try to turn your club into something you don’t want it to be?
It’s also important to find out what types of customers they’ve been able to attract for their other clients. Will they have the ability to attract your chosen target demographic, Millenials, seniors, boomers, professionals etc.
Do they listen?
Communication is essential. Not only should you feel like your consultant is listening to what you have to say. When they respond to you, you should feel they have the ability to solve your problems. You should also feel that you’re getting the benefit of receiving a valuable unbiased opinion that you can use to make your own decisions. Communication is also essential because you might need to work with a consultant who can speak to lenders, business founders or company heads if necessary.
Contact us today at FM Consulting. We’ve been helping entrepreneurs build successful fitness businesses for years. We hold your hand throughout all stages of business development.