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The process of constructing a business plan is a necessary reality check for fitness professionals wanting to go into business for themselves. Among other things, the completed business plan provides the necessary foundation for obtaining financing. By taking an objective look at your business plans, identifying areas of weakness and strength become much clearer and easier to acknowledge. You will realize critical components that may have been overlooked, realize problems and establish plans to meet business objectives.
Ninety percent of new businesses fail in the first two years. Failure is often attributed to a lack of planning and objective review. To enhance your success, it is important that you utilize your business plan. A well-constructed business plan can turn a failing operation into a success.
"The business plan is a necessity. If a Fitness Professional cannot outline the objectives
clearly enough to organize a business plan, he or she is already behind when getting started."
-Samuel F. Hirschberg, Director of Business Development
International Sports Sciences Association (ISSA)
Despite the critical importance of a business plan, many fitness professionals drag their feet when it comes to preparing one. They argue that they just don't have enough time. But just as a builder won't begin construction without a blueprint, an eager fitness professional with a great business idea shouldn't rush into new ventures without a business plan. Before you begin writing your business plan, consider four important core questions:
This course includes:
Chapter 1: Why Write a Business Plan?
Chapter 2: Business Plan Basics
Chapter 3: Writing the Plan
Chapter 4: Sample Business Plan
Chapter 5: Using and Implementing the Business Plan
Bonus: QuickStart Checklist for Launching Your Fitness Business
13-page text in digital PDF format. Includes sample business plan titled: Corporate Fitness: Health/Fitness Program Business Plan. Features online enrollment, online exam and instant grading as well as automatic certificate generation upon completion of course.
With the knowledge, I've gained from the program. I feel confident to go into the work as a personal trainer now, and to start this phase in my life.
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The ISSA is one of the only organizations I’ve worked with that has had nothing but encouragement to give to me and that’s exactly what I needed.
I am really looking forward to helping people realize and reach their goals of becoming more healthy and physically fit, no matter their age.
Their courses work well with my very busy schedule. ISSA's support team has always answered any questions in a timely manner whether it by phone or email.
Thank you once again to the staff at ISSA for giving me this opportunity to enroll into your program and making me feel welcome. I can't wait to take you guys on my next fitness journey in life!
My experience has been great and the support team makes it very easy to complete the course and get back to me with answers to any questions I have very quickly.
Now I am a certified personal trainer. This will be my first step into the fitness world, and now, my knowledge is much greater.
ISSA has given me the confidence I need to train people and train them right.
John Heerschap Jr
With ISSA guidance and textbooks, I have upgraded my knowledge to another level and I feel this by seeing big changes in my clients & myself!
The platform provides every tool possible and great customer support to get maximum out of the course. I would recommend to anyone who wants to become CFT and trust ISSA will provide quality resources...
Since I have been in the fitness field for over twenty years I can truly say I have gained a lot more experience and knowledge from successfully completing the ISSA course.
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