Interested in starting your own entrepreneurial journey but unsure what to expect? Then read up on our interview with David Andras, a Serial Entrepreneur, Speaker, Author, and Coach, based in Cleveland, OH, USA.
What's your business, and who are your customers?
I own several businesses - World Gym Northeast Ohio (fitness center), Northeast Ohio Business Center (coworking centers), and Arabica Express (coffee shop). I am also a business coach and international speaker. I have started and scaled over a dozen businesses in multiple industries for over 20 years.
Tell us about yourself
I began my business journey over 25 years ago. I have truly come from the school of hard knocks. Faced with obstacle after obstacle, I have made my way to become a successful entrepreneur. I have dedicated myself to helping people become fit and successful. My passion and leadership skills have carried me from some of the most successful fitness and hospitality chains to owning multiple businesses. With no formal education, I have continued to self-educate myself to become a better leader, coach, and businessman. My portfolio currently includes 7 businesses in 3 different industries. I have been fortunate enough to start and scale over a dozen other businesses. My motivation to do what I do is continually challenge myself and grow.
What's your biggest accomplishment as a business owner?
My biggest accomplishment has been watching my team grow as individuals and business professionals.
What's one of the hardest things that come with being a business owner?
Keeping myself in a positive mindset and never wavering that everything will work out even though I may be facing an obstacle is one of the hardest things for me. If you don't believe it, you won't see it!
What are the top tips you'd give to anyone looking to start, run and grow a business today?
Commit, Have Faith, and Stay Consistently Persistent... work your butt off!
Is there anything else you'd like to share?
Owning a business is filled with stress, doubt, exhaustion, etc. As a business coach, I bring decades of experience to help guide, motivate, hold accountable and work with you to achieve your Business goals.
I have helped countless individuals and businesses, and I am passionate to begin working with you!
Where can people find you and your business?
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