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Hidden Gems: Meet David Andras of Northern Ohio Business Center, World Gym Northeast Ohio, Arabica Express

Today we’d like to introduce you to David Andras. 

Hi David, thanks for sharing your story with us. To start, maybe you can tell our readers some of your backstories.
I began my business journey over 25 years ago. I have truly come from the school of hard knocks. Faced with obstacle after obstacle, I have made my way to become a successful entrepreneur and have dedicated myself to helping people become fit and successful. My passion and leadership skills have carried me from some of the most successful fitness and hospitality chains to owning multiple businesses. With no formal education, I have continued to self-educate myself to become a better leader, coach, and businessman. My portfolio currently includes 7 businesses in 3 different industries, and have been fortunate enough to start and scale over a dozen other businesses prior. 

Alright, so let’s dig a little deeper into the story – has it been an easy path overall, and if not, what were the challenges you’ve had to overcome?
With over 14,000 hours of education from kindergarten through 12th grade, no one showed my how to start and scale a business. I always had that entrepreneur spirt, so I dove right in. There have been many ups and a great deal of downs. From financial and mental stress, daily operation struggles, and typical life pressures, it is never a smooth road… but… in the end, I wouldn’t change a thing. I have learned more about my personal character and abilities along my path than I could have ever imagined. I am proud to say that I have taken every obstacle/challenge and used them as a learning experience. 

We’ve been impressed with Northern Ohio Business Center (2 locations), World Gym Northeast Ohio (3 locations), Arabica Express (2 locations), but for folks who might not be as familiar, what can you share with them about what you do and what sets you apart from others?
Northern Ohio Business Center – Coworking Centers – www.nobc.info We offer workspaces to keep you innovative, motivated, and successful. A chance to be creative, network, and expand your business or career. 

World Gym Northeast Ohio – Fitness Centers – www.wgneohio.com 

We are a franchisee of the iconic global brand. We dedicate ourselves to providing the necessary education and tools to achieve an optimal healthy lifestyle. 

Arabica Express – express coffee shop – www.arabica-express.com 

Arabica Express is a flagship of Arabica Coffee House. 

Arabica Coffee House was established in 1976 in Cleveland, Ohio and now is a recognized global brand. Our goal of Arabica is to conveniently serve gourmet coffee to businesses clients and customers, and community. We are currently available to license to businesses around the world. 

Where we are in life is often partly because of others. Who/what else deserves credit for how your story turned out?
Mentors- Christopher Kai (Mathem Group), Adam Torres (Mission Matters), Jamie Russo (Everything Coworking) Wife – Shannon Andras 

Children – Dylan 21, Brynn 18, Jack 13, Lilliana 11 

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