Everyone has their dream job, most will not achieve their dream, but that is why I am going to school and I am going to make it happen. My dream job would be opening a gymnastics gym. From taking gymnastics for 12 years and teaching it for 6 I have found my love and passion for the sport of gymnastics. I always wanted to teach kids but I have realized I love business, kids, and gymnastics so it would be perfect to open my own gymnastics gym. Opening a gymnastics gym takes a lot of work and effort. Over the years of thinking and processing how I could make this happen, I believe I have came up with a general plan. When I graduate college and am on my feet (having my plan all together) I will go for it and fulfill my dream job. 1. Create a job description and specifications for your dream job.
There are many job specifications of owning a gymnastics gym. At first I will try to open a smaller place with only a couple employees. My job would include, coaching, enrolling children, dealing with insurance of the gym, making sure the equipment is up to par, paperwork, banking, and overall making sure the children are having fun and learning at the same time. Other than my part in the gym, my employees will have a large part in this; they will need to be former gymnasts or coaches. I have been in many different gyms where the coaches only knew how to coach and not how to do, this can affect the students because they will not be able to be shown physically how to do it and it could take a child a lot longer to learn if their teacher can not even show them how. I plan to have coaches who are either still doing gymnastics or they are able to perform easy tricks. Next I need each employee to have background checks and take a class on the child’s safety. This will ensure that the coaches do not have a background and if something may happen to a child they will know what exactly to do. Overall, I will be teaching but mostly the business aspect at first, until we expand and are still growing.
For a further description on my part in the business, I mentioned earlier that I will be doing coaching, enrolling children, dealing with the insurance of the gym/children, making sure the equipment is up to par, paperwork, banking (paying the bill and controlling the finances) and making sure each and everyone is having fun while learning/improving at the same time. To even get started I would need to rent a place that is big enough for the equipment and also in place that will attract customers. Next I would need to find the finances to be able to start and rent the place along with getting the equipment and getting the business on its feet. There will be small mouth-to-mouth advertising along with some online and flyers around town. Following that, I would need to put out an ad for employees and create a schedule for classes. Next would include signing children up for the classes that I had planned out. Finally the gym will be able to open and start; I would have a grand opening where all the parents, children and coaches can come and meet everyone and get to know each other. This will be the starting work that most likely will slow down as the years go on. While the business is up and running I will need to make sure the equipment is up to par everyday, keep track of the finances, enroll students and actually coach some children myself. Overall it takes a lot of time and dedication but having been a gymnast, a coach and owning a family business, I know I can make it work. . Design a compensation and benefits package related to your dream job.
Compensation and benefits is a large part for business and their employees. Since my business will start as a smaller/family owned business there will not be much to it. There will be no health benefits since most of my employees will only be part time and younger high school or college students. Most of them will still be under their parent’s health insurance and it would cost my business more...
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