Welcome to a new update with one of last year’s newbies, Jenny Woodberry, young entrepreneur and creator of the healthy living business Miss Fighting Fit, We first met Jenny in September 2014, at which point she’d only been going for six months. However, she’d already developed and grown the business, and this was her answer to my question about where she wanted to be by now: “I have so many plans for the future, it’s fantastic! Potentially I would love my own restaurant and to collaborate with more fitness professionals and set up Fighting Fit HQ – a place for fitness, health, well-being and tasty food! I am also really interested in studying food as medicine, as I strongly believe that our diets have the power to cure so many ailments and illnesses!” So, let’s see how she’s getting on …
Hello again, Jenny! How’s business? Are you where you thought you’d be when you looked forward a year ago?
Yes – the business is progressing and expanding really well, but not so quickly that I cant keep up!
What has changed and what has stayed the same?
The nutrition plans have developed but continue to be a great source of advice for customers, and the kitchen has progressed well. I have expanded my delivery radius and am looking to continue doing so. I also run monthly fitness + diet challenges that are really popular and can be done anywhere as they are available online!
What have you learned? What do you wish you’d known a year ago?
I’ve learned about the importance of social media management, planning and networking.
And … where do you see yourself and your business in a(nother) year’s time?
Hopefully with a small team, in a small unit where we can produce, package and deliver meals out across the South-West, as well as having the space to give consultations and advice.
Big plans there, but I’ve seen the food delivery service go from strength to strength (I wish I was nearer by as her recipes look delicious!) and I’m sure she’ll do it!
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