OK. My husband and I own a personal training business. He travels to the clients, and I run the business end of it. We want to expand and hire one or two more trainers to cover territories that we cannot reach (and I want to cut down his working hours). What is the best way to contract someone to work for us? We know it will be an independent contractor, we know we will check credentials, liability insurance, etc. We need to know tips to safeguard our business so the trainer cannot take clients from us. We are supplying all of the clients. Specifically, I am concerned about how to pay. Weekly? Monthly? At the end of the contract? All of our clients have a minimum of a 1 month contract. Any advice will help.
Hi, Paul and Harris.
Thank you both for taking the time to respond. The more feedback I get, the more informed my final decision will be. I figured the best way to interview a trainer is to not let them know in advance that they will train both my husband and I. That way, we can see first-hand what kind of workout they think best suits different clients.
As far as trust goes, I will just have to go with my instinct. Having the clients pay my company directly is what I had in mind. The quality control checks you offered are great, Harris.
All The Best,