Interested in starting your own entrepreneurial journey in health and fitness but unsure what to expect? Then read up on our interview with Stephanie Gasparo, Owner of Om Sweet Om Pilates Center, located in Upland, CA, USA.

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

I own a boutique-type studio that offers Pilates and Gyrotonic training. We offer private, semi-private, and group training.

Tell us about yourself

I have a law degree and have always wanted to be a teacher. I found Pilates and loved it so much that I decided to teach it. And I have always wanted to have my own business, so my two passions meshed together well.

What's your biggest accomplishment as a business owner?

My biggest accomplishment as a business owner is being in business and thriving since 2008, even during and through the covid 19 pandemic.

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

You can make your own hours, but sometimes the hours you put in as a business owner are far greater than expected.

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

  1. Work your passion.
  2. You better be a people person or hire a manager that is.
  3. Enjoy your own schedule.

Where can people find you and your business?


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