When athletes—be it an NFL quarterback, or a working mother of two—want to bring positive change to a workout routine, they seek out a personal trainer. When an aspiring or existing business needs that same kind of inspiration and motivation, the owner should look to a Small Business Development Center.
That is what Chris Stevenson, owner of Stevenson Fitness, did, almost by chance, in the summer of 2010 while finalizing his plans to open a new 7,000 sq. ft. fitness center in Oak Park, California.
Stevenson, a man of many talents, grew up in Ohio and graduated with a business degree from a liberal arts university. He is a martial artist, who competed at a national level, with a black belt in Tae Kwon Do and in Hapkido. After college, he moved to California and found himself waiting tables, doing stunt work in the television and movie industries, and teaching martial arts. This continued, until his mom, one day, said, “Chris, you have a degree, you should use it... Read More