Interested in starting your own entrepreneurial journey in sports and fitness but unsure what to expect? Then read up on our interview with Jeff Chan, Owner of MMAShredded, located in Ottawa, ON, Canada.

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

I have an online platform where I teach martial arts to students all over the world. I am a professional fighter and coach that has been in this field for over 16 years.

Tell us about yourself

I am a professional mixed martial artist that is currently signed with ONE Championship. I love sharing my passion for the sport with others, which drove me to create this online platform where you'll find quality MMA content and instructionals for anyone looking to level up.

I began training in Muay Thai 15 years ago and have since accumulated an amateur record of 24-2 and a professional MMA record of 4-1. I am a certified Kru, and I love coaching other fighters and have helped countless clients get lean, sharpen their technique, and crush their opponents competitively!

I've been really lucky to meet and train with some of the top athletes in the industry, including GSP, Ryan Hall, Firas Zahabi, Aiemann Zahabi, Mandel Nallo, Saenchai, Doo-ho Choi, and so many more.

What's your biggest accomplishment as a business owner?

Fighting for ONE Championship and hitting 430K on YouTube.

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

Only having yourself to fall on when being an entrepreneur.

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

  1. Be consistent.
  2. Understand your customers.
  3. Be creative (with your marketing).

Where can people find you and your business?


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