AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! BUSINESS NAME: Coach Sam’s Cozy Corner Fitness Center BUSINESS ADDRESS: 12443 Riverside Drive, North Hollywood PHONE: (818) 762-5604 E-MAIL: [email protected] OWNER: Sam Scarber ESTABLISHED: 2004 NUMBER OF EMPLOYEES: Two DESCRIBE YOUR BUSINESS: As a former NFL player, I wanted to create a “cozy” environment for weight training and conditioning to help prevent the onset of osteoporosis, arthritis and unhealthy weight gain by continuing one’s physical conditioning towards a better, healthier life. IS THIS YOUR FIRST BUSINESS? Yes, but I’ve assisted in starting other health programs. WHY DID YOU START THIS BUSINESS? To create a fitness program to reach the guys and ladies who want to stay fit in a “cozy” environment that would increase endurance, strength, agility and inspires a better workout attitude. WHERE DID YOU GET THE IDEA? The idea “Cozy Corner” came from many conversations with my students. We’d been together and known each other for at least 15 years. HOW LONG WAS IT FROM CONCEPT TO OPENING? Once the seed had been planted, it took about four weeks to get things moving, up and running. WHAT DID YOU DO DURING THAT TIME? Created and put together programs for other facilities throughout the Los Angeles County area. WHAT WERE YOUR STARTUP COSTS AND HOW DID YOU FINANCE THE BUSINESS? In the area of $5,000 plus, financed by my savings and a silent partner. WHO DID YOU RELY ON FOR ADVICE? With more than 20 years of putting programs together for other institutions and having files and connections with equipment companies, I had already built relationships and a great phone list and information pool. WHAT HADN’T YOU CONSIDERED BEFORE OPENING? How fast I would grow out of space. I did it in three months! WHAT IS YOUR EXPECTED REVENUE THIS YEAR? At least $5,000 WHAT GOALS DO YOU HAVE FOR THE COMPANY? To increase the size of the work space, which would help increase class size comfortably, and introduce more productive and efficient ideas. That would also inspire more client enrollment. To be considered for a small business profile, you should have fewer than 10 employees and be locally based. For a free profile questionnaire, call (818) 713-3699.