Interested in starting your own entrepreneurial journey in health and fitness but unsure what to expect? Then read up on our interview with Jeffrey Scott, Owner of ME&I Fitness and Performance, located in Minneapolis, MN, USA.

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

ME&I Fitness and Performance is a fitness center located in North Minneapolis. At the same time, we are open to everyone, regardless of age and fitness level. Our main focus are those individuals age 40+ that want to improve their overall fitness.

Tell us about yourself

I have been the owner of the gym for 5 years but have been working been providing fitness training for more than 20 years. Having been an athlete throughout my high school and college years, I have always appreciated the benefits for good health. I started my fitness business in the community I grew up in.

What's your biggest accomplishment as a business owner?

My biggest accomplishment as a business owner has been being resilient and having my business survive the pandemic.

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

One of the hardest things that comes with being a business owner is that you are always accountable, and your time is no longer as flexible as it may have been.

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

  1. Do your research before launching your business.
  2. Develop a comprehensive strategic business plan.
  3. Keep accurate financial records.

Where can people find you and your business?


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