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THE BUSINESS OF BOXING
STARTING A BOXING GYM, PART 1
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INVESTING IN FIGHTERS & THE FIGHT GAME
SCOUTING YOUR OPPONENTS, SETTING UP A SCOUT NETWORK
AVOIDING SUCKA FIGHTS: CHALLENGING THE RIGHT FIGHTERS IN ROUTE TO THE TITLE
HAVING TROUBLE FINDING A SPARRING PARTNER; CHECK THIS OUT!
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BOXING NEGOTIATIONS, PART 1
PROMOTIONAL CONTRACTUAL AGREEMENT-STARTING YOUR BOXING CAREER, PART 2
STARTING YOUR BOXING CAREER
MANAGING FIGHTERS AND THE GROWTH OF FIGHTING
SECTION 2, FIGHTER DEVELOPMENT
HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIPS-NO MORE AMERICANS!
SKILLZ & DRILLZ-THE ART OF SLIPPING PUNCHES
SKILLZ & DRILLZ-SLOWING DOWN THE SPEEDY OPPONENT
TIMING-THE "DIRECT CONNECT" OF FIGHTING SPORTS
THE "OVER" PUNCHES-THE SNEAKIEST PUNCHES IN THE BUSINESS
SKILLZ & DRILLZ-KILLSHOTS-SETTING UP YOUR OPPONENT FOR A KNOCKOUT
SKILLZ & DRILLZ-MULTIPLE OPPONENT DRILLS
FROM LOSING TO WINNING!
UNDERSTANDING POWER. PART 2
UNDERSTANDING POWER, PART 1
YOUTH, WHY THEY SHOULDN'T RESIST RESISTANCE TRAINING
SKILLZ & DRILLZ-BALLOON TRAINING FOR BOXING AND KICKBOXING
SKILLZ & DRILLZ-STEP JUMPING KICKS
SECTION 3, MEDIA AND PROMOTION
ALIGNING WITH CELEBRITIES TO PUBLICIZE YOUR FIGHT OR FITNESS BUSINESS
SKILLZ & DRILLZ-THE IMPORTANCE OF VIDEOTAPING FIGHT TRAINING
PROMOTION-STARTING YOUR INTERNET RADIO
CLUB OWNERS & FIGHTERS-PUBLIC CABLE ACCESS TV AS A TOOL
ICE HOCKEY AND PUGILISM
RAP, ROCK AND FIGHT PROMOTION
MULTIMEDIA-STARTING YOUR OWN RADIO PROGRAM
PROMOTION-THE TV FIGHT NIGHT PARTY
MARKETING-FREE, MAGIC WORD OR FOUR LETTER WORD
SECTION 4, GYMS,CLUBS AND PROGRAMS
SCIENTIFIC KNOCKOUT BY CHRISTIAN TOTO
AMERICAN IDOL AND CHAMPION BOXER
FIGHTER BOOT CAMP
THE NIGHT BEFORE YOUR FIGHT: SHOULD THERE BE SEX?
CHUCK NORRIS & THE WORLD COMBAT LEAGUE
CREATING A SELF DEFENSE PROGRAM
AVOIDING BURNOUT
CRIME 2006: THE NEED FOR SELF-DEFENSE
BARRY BONDS & JACK JOHNSON, THEIR CAREER SIMILARITIES
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BOXING AND COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIPS-A COMMENTARY
BOXING AND THE EXURBS-DEVELOPING NEW MARKETS
UNDOCUMENTED BOXING OR FIGHT CLUBS
TRAINING FIGHTERS VIRTUALLY GYMLESS: THE GARY RUSSELL SENIOR STORY
EXHIBITION BOXING-THE OTHER SIDE OF FIGHT PROFESSIONALISM
OVERTRAINING: THE KEY TO A CHAMPIONSHIP-THE MILETICH FIGHTING SYSTEM
BOXING AND MIXED MARTIAL ARTS; A MERGER?
PROFITING FROM THE ELDER BOXER
MIXED MARTIAL ARTS- SELLING YOUR SKILLS TO FOOTBALL
EXOTIC FIGHTING-BIKINI & NUDE BOXING & GRAPPLING
BIG PROFITS IN AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAMS
A RESPONSE TO FIGHTING & BRAIN DAMAGE FROM RUSTY ROSENBERGER
WHAT IS THE BEST MUSCLE BUILDING SUPPLEMENT TODAY?
FULL CONTACT FIGHTING & BRAIN DAMAGE
DEVELOPMENT COMPETITIONS
THE MATURATION OF MIKE TYSON
BOXING BIKINI BEACH PARTY
EVERYBODY WINS-THE USE OF CONSOLATION FIGHTS AS A RETENTION TOOL
LEGAL LIABILITY AND THE MARTIAL ARTS BY BILL MC CABE
BODYBOXING BY RUSTY ROSENBERGER
"HELP!, SOMEBODY HELP ME WITH THESE KIDS!" MARYLAND BOXING COACH NEEDS HELP!
BOXING AND CANCER-THE CHAMPION INSIDE, A NEW FILM
FEMALE BOXER DIES IN BOUT
FIGHTERS AND DEPRESSION
OPERATING YOUR OWN BOXING, WRESTLING AND MARTIAL ARTS SUMMER CAMP
SO YOU WANNA BE A FIGHT PROMOTER!
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STARTING A BOXING GYM,PART 3-THE MINI GYM
MIKE TYSON AT THE CROSSROADS-TRAINING THE OLDER FIGHTER
STARTING A BOXING GYM, PART 2, WRITING YOUR BUSINESS PLAN
STARTING A BOXING GYM, PART 1
ONLINE TRAINING: A GREAT WAY TO EXPAND YOUR CLUB!
WRESTLING IN HIGH SCHOOLS USA-GIRLS COMPETING AGAINST BOYS
WRESTLING-LADY WRESTLERS, SUPERSTARS AND SUPERWOMEN
EXPANDING YOUR CLUB-COLLEGE BOXING AND KICKBOXING
BOXING & WRESTLING-SPRING BREAK CAMP
SUMMER BOXING RETREATS
CURRICULUM-EXECUTIVE BOXING
ENHANCING YOUR BOXING CAREER-SPARRING PARTNERS
GAMES & COMPETITION-THE HEAVYBAG RACE
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STARTING A BOXING GYM, PART 1

One of the questions that are most often asked on this website is "How to Start A Boxing Gym?"

Starting a boxing gym or club is the same as other businesses. It will have to be well planned; just like any business big or small. This means that you just cannot rush into building and operating your boxing business but you will have to look at yourself and your resources and decide if this is going to be something that you will build and maintain over the long haul.

Boxing gyms are not easy businesses to run. Just like IBM or Xerox, you will have to be knowledgeable of your sport and learn how to operate the business. The more you know, the better off you will be.

The first thing you should look at, is yourself.

Are you a person that is sensitive or ill tempered? Are you organized? Can you stay cool when things go wrong? Are you in it only for the money? Are you willing to work long hours? Do you like teaching? Are you patient? Do you like people? Do you have a burning desire to be successful in this sport/business? Are you the type of person who like learning new information about your sport and related subjects? Do you like to network with people? Can you deal with strong personalities or hard to reach individuals? Can you adjust to multiple tasks? Can you delegate responsibility?

These are just a few questions you should ask yourself before you start a boxing gym. Take it from a person who has worked in boxing, fitness and martial arts facilities over the last 20 years.

The first step in building your business is to build yourself. Make sure you have what it takes. A degree in business or business administration is almost a requirement, if not a plus in running every business.

The next step is learning your sport. I know that a lot of boxing experts had learned their sport through the school of hard knocks, which is fine but a formal education will help you look like an expert in your profession. You want to have pertinent answers when you face a client that has multiple questions and you will have clients that will want to ask lots of questions. You want to give your clients answers with factual information.

Earn a certification or degree in human physiology, sports administration and boxing. There are various sport and fitness organizations around the world that you can obtain certifications from. Their jobs are to keep up with sports and fitness activities like boxing and provide the latest information, discoveries and research in these fields. You can perform a search of the web to find these organizations.

After you assess your skills as a potential businessperson, acquire what credentials you will need to help run your business. The next job for you will be planning your business!

 

NEXT-PLANNING YOUR BOXING GYM, PART 2-WRITING YOUR BUSINESS PLAN

For more information for starting a gym or business, click this link:

Starting a Gym

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