In this episode of Vegas Business Spotlight, host Tim Knifton sits down with Taylor Koki, the owner of D1 Henderson, the first D1 training facility in Las Vegas. Taylor shares her inspiring journey and the challenges she faced in starting her business during the mask mandate and the COVID-19 pandemic. Despite the rough start, Taylor’s passion for helping people reach their goals and her commitment to building a healthier and happier community kept her going.

Taylor discusses the unique equipment and programming at D1 Henderson, which is designed to help athletes, scholastics, and adults achieve their fitness goals. She emphasizes the importance of character and values in the D1 culture, and how she aims to instill discipline, respect, and responsibility in both young athletes and their parents.

The conversation also touches on the impact of being based in the Las Vegas Valley on Taylor’s business strategies. She explains why she chose Henderson for its strong family values and stability, and how she envisions D1 Henderson playing a significant role in helping local athletes reach Division One schools.

Taylor shares her insights on networking and time management as a busy business owner. She highlights the benefits of being part of BNI (Business Network International) and the importance of building meaningful relationships with other business owners.

As the interview comes to a close, Taylor shares her vision for the future of D1 Henderson, which includes expanding their offerings and starting a foundation. She also reveals exciting upcoming projects, such as a collaboration with a homeschooling group and a tackle workshop with world-renowned coaches from the NRL.

Don’t miss this episode of Vegas Business Spotlight as Taylor Koki inspires us with her determination to turn her vision into reality and make a lasting impact on the Henderson community.

About Taylor Koki:

Taylor Koki is a resilient and determined individual who opened a business during the challenging time of the mask mandate and the rise of the Omicron variant. Despite the fear and uncertainty in the community, Taylor persevered and learned valuable lessons along the way. Starting a business under such circumstances was not easy, but Taylor’s determination and willingness to learn proved to be crucial in navigating the rough beginnings. Despite the challenges, Taylor’s commitment to growth and adaptation has undoubtedly shaped them into a strong and capable entrepreneur.

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Marco Salinas

Marco Salinas is an Amazon Best Selling Author and has co-authored a book with the legendary sales and personal development consultant Brian Tracy. Marco is a Business and Marketing Coach himself, having previously hosted a radio show on 930AM the Answer in his hometown of San Antonio, and has been interviewed on numerous local TV news affiliates.

Tim Knifton

Tim Knifton is the owner of RSVP Las Vegas, ITEX San Antonio and is a Sales Executive for Responsive Technology Partners. Tim is also a 3x Best Selling Author and a Serial Entrepreneur having successfully launched and sold a multiple- seven-figure business.