For New Anytime Fitness Owner, Small Business Runs in the Family

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Raised by a single parent, Daniel Gano learned entrepreneurship at a young age.

Daniel, pictured here with his wife Jenny.

The Guidant team was there with me every step of the way.

Daniel Gano spent 14 years in a corporate job before he decided the long hours and stress were too much to bear. He remembered his single mother cashing in all of her savings to buy a business when he was a child, and that business is still successful today. “My brother and I had to pitch in and help her out,” Gano explains. “That experience instilled a sense of pride that’s hard to explain.”

Knowing that there were no guarantees his corporate job would be sustainable, he started shopping franchises. He chose Anytime Fitness because of the reasonable startup costs and his passion for fitness. “I played baseball until I graduated high school. Two days after graduation, I joined the Marine Corps. The gym has been a second home for me ever since.”

Once he’d decided on Anytime Fitness, an employee there referred Gano to Guidant Financial for help with funding using his 401(k). “The Guidant team was there with me every step of the way. They even lined up external legal counsel to work directly with me throughout the process. This was important because I was new to [it]. Peace of mind goes a long way.”

When he’s not working long hours to get his new franchise off the ground, Gano enjoys football, watching zombie movies with his wife, and visiting his father and brothers in Florida.

He’s excited for the franchise’s projected opening on Dec. 12, and is offering a special pre-sale deal now to those interested in signing up for a membership. The gym is located in the Village Creek Plaza in Lowell at 106 N. Bloomington Rd in Suites T & U. Those wishing to sign up should visit Suite O to get the pre-sale deal. For additional information, visit anytimefitness.com or call (479) 365-6768.

Anytime Fitness
Founded in 2002, Anytime Fitness is the fastest-growing gym franchise in the world, with more than 2,300 gyms serving nearly 2,000,000 members on five continents. Open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, Anytime Fitness prides itself on providing its members with convenient and affordable fitness options in friendly, well-maintained facilities which feature top-quality exercise equipment. Gyms are now open in all 50 states, Canada, Mexico, Australia, New Zealand, England, Scotland, Ireland, Grand Cayman, Poland, the Netherlands, Spain, Qatar, India, Chile, Japan and Singapore. All franchised gyms are individually owned and operated. Join one gym and use them all. Members also enjoy free access to AnytimeHealth.com, the most comprehensive wellness website available.

Guidant Financial
Guidant Financial helps individuals create the life they want through innovative small business funding. They are the premier provider of Rollovers as Business Start-ups (ROBS). Guidant's services allow people from all walks of life the freedom to make time-sensitive investments using their existing retirement funds without taking a taxable distribution, in addition to offering traditional funding options such as SBA loans, portfolio loans and unsecured credit. For more information on small business financing, visit Guidant online at guidantfinancial.com.

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