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In this 45min podcast, Jai and Hamish catch up and talk about their latest business adventures.

As a business owner putting out unexpected fires, managing people and multitasking is a daily occurrence. Step inside the lives of Hamish and Jai we discuss the trial and tribulations of the day-to-day operations in acquiring, running and growing a bricks and mortar fitness business.

Jai, in particular, will delve into how he has begun the process of leveraging his three gyms across Albury/Wodonga in Australia. The unexpected headaches and expenses such as the air conditioning problems he is facing, negotiating with landlords, utilising friends, family and contacts skills and expertise, and how he is beginning to build a high performing team (with a focus on their strengths and talent profiles).

We touch on all the key metrics of business growth - lead generation, systems, sales, staffing, retention and leverage. We also look at just why Jai chose to invest in the Anytime franchise, it's benefits and the due diligence done before signing on, as well as how he plans to leverage his gyms and vast experience through building a Personal Training Business within. Listen closely as Jai divulges just how he is embracing and reinstalling the 'community culture' to his gyms through his outreach programs and staff development and empowerment - the key to building a successful business (especially in a regional centre).

Hamish talks about recently employing a managing director, and how bringing him on board has allowed the two of them to leverage their strengths (one from an operational/management role while the other focusses on systems and lead generation) resulting in massive growth and a new outlook on the Hurt Locker brand going forward. We learn why aligning with the right people (and it's important they are the RIGHT ones) can reignite a business, and how profiling the directors has allowed each to define their roles and responsibilities, work to their strengths and avoid any future disagreements or feeling of imbalanced work loads.






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