Margot Manning joined her husband Steve and took on the leadership role in their business Intraining Running Centre. Their passion for running and community value is the foundation of their business. Together they work to create opportunities for runners of all skill to pursue their goals and maintain a healthy lifestyle.
Initially Steve was managing the business while Margot was raising their three children as her primary concern. Since then Margot has embraced more responsibility as a leader in the business.
According to Margot, running a business is a very steep learning experience.
She has adapted the mindset that NOTHING is IMPOSSIBLE. (If it feels impossible, keep extending goal posts and work towards the greater vision.)
Intraining Running Centre offers a variety of services and products including:
- A running specialty sports store
- Podiatry, physiotherapy, sports rehab
- Coaching groups for all ages
- Running and triathlon club
- Individual coaching club
- Running event services
What Margot wishes she knew when she started
- Incorporate Structure/ Planning – get ideas out of your head and put them into existence
- Understand Finances – learn to manage money
- Pace Yourself – you’ll get so much information from so many wonderful sources and you’ll want to try everything at once.
With effective planning, you can pace out everything.
Margot admires the entrepreneur mindset, “having a vision and going for it”.
For example, her husband Steve founded their business based on what he could give to the community. She admires the visions of like-minded entrepreneurs Stu McLaren, Suzi Dafnis, and Michelle Falzon.
Margot has been inspired as a business leader by Stu’s authenticity and applicable business model, Suzi’s connection and support to the community she has created and Michelle’s marketing expertise and lovely way of saying “Yes, you can do it!”
Margot’s IDEAL business would have all the systems in place. There would be fewer hassles and more moments of launching new products and getting new projects off the ground. She would have a like-minded team, working towards the same vision for the business.
If you are thinking about starting a business, Margot advises to get a mentor or join a community. The HerBusiness Network community has provided a huge variety of opportunity – marketing, business structure, processes, and planning that assist in her growth of the business.
“The knowledge and scope of what’s available is truly amazing!”
This post was authored by Hannah Stanley. Hannah is completing a journalism internship at HerBusiness. She studies journalism and electronic media at the University of Tennessee in the United States.