Are You Running a Business That Has No Wages?

Business, Coaching

Running a business that has no wages bill. For many business owners who are only in it to make money, this is like a dream come true. They think, “I have a team of people working for me for nothing and I am charging clients for their time.”


business, crossfit business, opening a crossfit, new crossfit, gym businessFor many of you reading this article that statement may seem like nonsense. But this is and has been happening in some fitness careers for a long time. I’m not talking about apprenticeships or interning, I am talking about owners. People owning, opening, and operating a facility with a business model that will never see them earn a salary - ever.


Now, I am going to get one element of this out in the open right now before the Internet superheroes start to get all excited. Earning a living, be it a meager one or a million dollars a year, does not make you a sell-out. Being a sell-out makes you a sell-out.


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