Skip main navigation

Steps to Success 4-7

Grow and develop your health and fitness business network, all ships of all sizes will rise with the incoming tide, none of us can do what all of us.
people in a meeting
© CQUniversity 2021

Step 4: Grow and Develop Your Health and Fitness Business Network

Grow and develop your health and fitness business network through education, empowerment, relationships, referrals, gratitude, generosity and the ‘power of many’.

Share your business knowledge, learn from each other and endorse the network for mutually beneficial business brands through your sphere of influence.

Step 5: All Ships, of All Sizes Will Rise With the Incoming Tide

Identify who you want to do business with and endorse the allied service or product, and enjoy the organic return of business through the power of referral, word of mouth and client-centric business going full circle.

Ask the client or customer what they need, and provide them with the pathway.

Step 6: NONE of Us Can Do What ALL of Us Can Do

Networking can be fun, it doesn’t need to be complicated or daunting.

It can be as simple as introducing yourself to someone who has a similar business to yours, or who has a relevant connection to help expand your business.

Be genuine, this helps develop trust and develop good relationships.

As you develop more confidence, try to expand your networking beyond your current range of contacts. Having a wide network offers more opportunities. For example, a florist who only networks with other florists is unlikely to find opportunities offered by hoteliers, wedding planners, and event organisers.

Resource

Access the Queensland Government Business Portal for simple tips for effective networking

Step 7: Create an Event Launch

All it takes is your time – well invested in yourself!

Keep the momentum going with an event launch and consider scheduling regular meetings, activities and guest presentations amongst the network members.

© CQUniversity 2021
This article is from the free online

Personal Trainer's Toolkit: Build a Health and Fitness Business Network

Created by
FutureLearn - Learning For Life

Our purpose is to transform access to education.

We offer a diverse selection of courses from leading universities and cultural institutions from around the world. These are delivered one step at a time, and are accessible on mobile, tablet and desktop, so you can fit learning around your life.

We believe learning should be an enjoyable, social experience, so our courses offer the opportunity to discuss what you’re learning with others as you go, helping you make fresh discoveries and form new ideas.
You can unlock new opportunities with unlimited access to hundreds of online short courses for a year by subscribing to our Unlimited package. Build your knowledge with top universities and organisations.

Learn more about how FutureLearn is transforming access to education