Pop Quiz, Monday with Allison Jackson, Founder at Allison Jackson Fitness


The Pop Quiz, Monday is a fun little exam that we love to give to savvy business owners. The examination is not a surprise after all since the interviewee already knew about the questions in advance. However, we can always pretend and have fun with the scenario of a young entrepreneur sitting in class nervously biting on their pencil. They are ready to take a pop quiz on a chapter that they were supposed to read the night before. Instead, they played Metroid all night on their SNES (Oops, this was me in high school). The real purpose of the pop quiz is that this is a fun way to introduce business tips from real-world experiences that you can not learn in a classroom. We want to thank our entrepreneur for being a good sport and volunteering their time to answer a few questions to help our community grow from their knowledge.

I want to introduce you to our guest today who will be taking our Pop Quiz Monday.

  1. Can you please tell everyone your name?

Allison Jackson

2. Tell us about your business and what you do?

I’m an online nutrition and fitness coach and founder of Allison Jackson Fitness. I help busy, driven moms lose weight by tracking macros.

3. Why did you want to become an entrepreneur?

I’ve had an entrepreneurial streak since I was in elementary school. I used to collect aluminum cans and turn them in for money. Then I ironed shirts for the businessmen my mom worked with as a business. I’ve always had some kind of business…wedding planner, gift baskets creator, freelance copywriter, and most recently I’ve discovered my true calling — online fitness and nutrition coaching.

4. What are the challenging aspects of running a business?

The hardest part is juggling a full-time job while trying to grow an online business. There are not enough hours in the day. It’s hard to balance being an entrepreneur while also trying to be a good wife, mother, daughter, etc.

5. What do you love most about your job?

I love helping people reach their health/fitness goals and being able to combine my passion for health and fitness with my entrepreneurial ambitions.

6. How do you have fun at work (team building, pranks, etc..)?

Whether at my full-time job or in my business, I’m always looking for ways to laugh and incorporate fun into everything I do. Life is too short not to have fun.

7. What would one piece of advice that you give to a new business owner?

My opinion would be to prioritize your most important tasks. I try to pick the top three most important tasks that will move my business forward; otherwise, you will quickly drown in the minutiae.

Thank you for taking our pop quiz today. You get an A+ for effort. You can learn more about our interviewee and their business by visiting them on the web:

You can find me at www.allisonjacksonfitness.com, Facebook or Instagram.

Author: Ricky Singh, MBA

Editor of The Startup Growth.

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