014: James Golden – building a successful fitness business whilst overcoming incredible obstacles

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In this interview, I talk to James Golden, founder of Target Training Club, a fitness boutique club in Amersham, Bucks and a creator of a series of fitness retreats which recently featured in the Sunday Times top 12 fitness experiences in the UK.

After starting his business in 2010, he’s had an incredible journey that has included getting a bank grant and later hitting rock bottom, overcoming a cancer diagnosis when he was 26, and building his company into a profitable business that employs 10 staff and has recently raised funds for growth through a crowdfunding campaign.

James is fellow Parentpreneur, living with his wife, two daughters (aged 6 and 2) and his son who is 7 months old.

I’m looking forward to sharing James’s story with you, by exploring some of the decisions that have enabled him to overcome the obstacles and get his business to where it is today (including the early stages of getting his first customers), and how he’s managed to achieve this whilst still get time with his family.

Links to resources mentioned in this episode:

  1. Parentpreneur Accelerator Community Facebook group
  2. Book: Life Business just got easier (Brad Burton)
  3. Book: Anyone can do it: My story (Duncan Bannatyne)
  4. Book: Awaken the giant within (Anthony Robbins)
  5. Book: Unlimited Power (Anthony Robbins)
  6. Book: Oversubscribed (Daniel Priestley)
  7. Target Training & Target Fitness Retreats
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About The Author

Alexis Kingsbury

Alexis is founder of the Parentpreneur Accelerator and Making Greatness Ltd. He is a serial entrepreneur, with experience creating start-ups in a variety of areas, particularly in SaaS and EdTech. He is also a lucky husband and proud dad, and now helps other 'parentpreneurs' like him to achieve their dreams of having successful businesses, making a difference in the world, and spending time with the people they love.

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