Interested in starting your own entrepreneurial journey in martial arts but unsure what to expect? Then read up on our interview with Jose Fernandez, Owner of Black Lotus Gym, located in Lake Worth, FL, USA.

What's your business, and who are your customers?

Martial arts and self-defense. All levels welcome - Whether you are an advanced practitioner or a newbie to Muay Thai, you will fit right in!

Tell us about yourself

I started martial arts as a kid. I started teaching around 17 years old and have been teaching ever since. Five years ago, I found I was going to be a daddy, and it was time to start working for myself.

What's your biggest accomplishment as a business owner?

Surviving COVID and doing all of this without a loan of any kind.

What's one of the hardest things that comes with being a business owner?

Taking work home with me.

What are the top tips you'd give to anyone looking to start, run and grow a business today?

Be patient. Believe in yourself. Because YOU are the product. NEVER. Give up.

Where can people find you and your business?


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