Launch of an Industry Roundtable

SCORE of Southeastern Michigan has launched an exciting new roundtable opportunity for startups, entrepreneurs and existing businesses in the physical fitness industry. And we are looking for more participants!

Launched in August, we recently completed our second monthly roundtable focused on the ever-growing fitness industry, during which we invited entrepreneurs who own fitness, yoga, gymnastics, boxing and other like businesses to share experiences, celebrate triumphs, and collectively overcome challenges that arise along an entrepreneur's journey. The discussions are robust, informative and collaborative. Even better, they often result in applicable solutions and a-ha moments, which come not only from Certified Mentors David Broner and Dick Rappleye who chair the roundtable, but from the participants themselves!

Our next roundtable is coming in October, as the Chairs share SWOT Analyses (strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, threats) for each of the participating roundtable businesses. We invite anyone who owns or operates a business in the fitness space to attend, as we work together to not only maintain physical fitness, but fiscal fitness as well!

Pictured at left are charter members of our Fitness Roundtable, from left to right: Toni Henderson, Stef Blackburn and Anita Gandol .

Want to join us?

Our Fitness Roundtables are held at the offices of SCORE of Southeast Michigan, located at 1938 Burdette in Ferndale, from 6:15 to 8:00 in the evening. Participants are welcome to join us free of charge. Our upcoming roundtables will cover:

  • October 3: Marketing Your Business
  • November 5: Accounting/Bookkeeping
  • December 3: Human Resources Management

Email David Broner at for more information or to attend our next meeting. You may also call Dick at (248) 224-7978 or David at (248) 318-3595 with questions. We look forward to seeing you there!

Fiscal Fitness for Physical Fitness Startups