From Training Partners to Business Partners with Ohm Jiu Jitsu

This week, Carrie interviews brand new business owners DJ Wright and Russell Marbut, founders of the new Birmingham gym Ohm Jiu Jitsu. They talk about whether or not the market for jiu jitsu is saturated, how the partners found their space and navigated the world of new business ownership, and we even touch a bit on how marriage impacts business (Russell is Carrie’s husband!).

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