Fitness Franchise Success Wasn't Child's Play


Little Gym

From The Arizona Republic: The Little Gym International Inc. has experienced enormous growth and soaring profits in the past decade, so it's hard to imagine that its chief executive has made many missteps along the way.

But Bob Bingham readily admits a few, namely his overconfidence that the company's plan to go public would be a slam dunk. It wasn't, and with no solid Plan B, he was left with few options to survive.

Bingham, 62, president and CEO of the Scottsdale-based company, talks about what happened and how he turned it around.

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