A gym owner contacted me to see if I’d be interested in training a woman in my target market. (The gym owner and have not signed a formal working agreement.) I accepted the client (training her in her home) and, due to a business-related issue between the gym owner and myself, I’d now like to formally take on this client as my own. What would be the best way to have this person become my sole client?
If you or the client haven’t signed any agreement with the owner of the gym, I don’t see any problem/obstacle in taking this client away. But, if you have or want to continue any other business dealings with this particular gym, you might want to discuss it with the owner first (since he/she gave you the contact). You are the one who knows the situation better that anyone else, so you should act accordingly.