Business Lessons with Supplement World owner Josh MacGowan

 

Saskatoon is home to a thriving health and fitness scene and Supplement World's Josh MacGowan is at the center of it all.

Josh and his team are well-known for their high quality and innovative service in supplementation, but also a knack for bringing together the community. 

Josh is very humble, so I wanted to interview him to credit the success of Supplement World, but also to gather insight on what has pushed the needle in their business. 

Even before the pandemic Supplement World was adapting to our ever-changing business climate, so it wasn't surprising to see them offering curbside and delivery before businesses were even ordered to shut down. 

Watch the full video to hear about Josh's humble beginnings - the guitar teacher/fitness employee infatuated with supplements, to  growing a health-store powerhouse, currently sitting at EIGHT stores across Western Canada. 

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Working from home: keys to running a productive online business

Looking back on this Easter Monday, I'm realizing I've worked a lot of holidays and basically in non-traditional ways, like from home, but also the truck, hotel room, coffee shop, and currently the garage, since 2015.


Setting yourself up for success in these scenarios is more than just "Should I shower today?"

Here's what I've discovered works best when trying to work from home:

1) Routine.

Just because you don't have a task master, doesn't mean you are off the hook! To be productive, set a routine around when you will work and what that will look like. Be specific.

I like to tick off a lot of small around the house tasks before I start - helps build momentum and start the day off right.

Structure is the antidote to chaos. 

2) Set boundaries.

A routine to start is  essential, but a routine to stop is just as important. It's easy for your work to spill into everything - before you know it you are working from the couch all the time and free time doesn't exist. 


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