SmartCore was created for small business owners who want to focus more on their business, not the technology needed to run it.
Founder and CEO Andrew Crowder began attending classes at his brother-in-law’s gym a few years ago. As a new small business owner, his brother-in-law had a passion for boxing and teaching his craft to clients. The technology, payment tracking, and administrative tasks? Not so much.
He recognized that his brother-in-law and others like him didn't become gym owners to do paperwork. Time is better spent with clients, training, and helping people. Realizing that there could be a better way to help his brother-in-law and other small business owners spend less time in the office and more time in the gym, Andrew got to work creating and testing SmartCore.
Today, Andrew is partnered with Co-Founders Creative and UX Director Alex Demopoulos and Marketing Director Jamie Saunders to bring his vision to life. All three are small business owners themselves, with an acute knowledge of how distracting office management can be to doing what you love, serving clients.
In small business, having a tool that frees up time for you to do what you love is invaluable. Tried and tested, SmartCore lives up to the challenge.
With a seal of approval from Andrew’s brother-in-law, SmartCore is now a personalized app available for iOS and Android devices, as well as a website that allows for quick and easy management of membership, scheduling, and payment of services.
Discover the power of SmartCore, optimized business performance for small business growth.
Founder & CEOAndrew Crowder is SmartCore’s Founder and CEO. A self-described technology geek, he is passionate about using technology to bring actual value to organizations. Andrew’s philosophy and approach to business have been defined by a diverse set of experiences in his 18-year career. He's worked as a software engineer, PMP certified project manager, award-winning digital solutions provider, tech salesman to consultant, and implementer of high-end commerce websites. Andrew has developed an immense knowledge of how businesses can leverage technology to help them thrive. Andrew has lived in Rhode Island for the last 10 years, currently living the dream lakeside with his wife, Alyssa, and their two children. Andrew loves the water, particularly the ocean. He also enjoys fencing, a sport he picked up at the University of Virginia. You can often find him shuttling his kids to year-round swim practice, and trying to find time to take his wife on a date.
Co-Founder, Creative & UX DirectorAlex Demopoulos is Co-Founder, Creative and UX Director of SmartCore. With over 20 years of industry experience, Alex prides himself on setting high standards for the quality of work produced and the relationships he develops with clients, colleagues, and partners. As the owner of Avendi, a digital design studio in Washington DC, Alex has built and maintained long-lasting relationships with clients, peers and other creatives. You may recognize his work with notable brands such as Four Seasons Hotels, Kimberly-Clark, McGraw-Hill, Newell Brands (Calphalon, Graco, Rubbermaid, etc.), Neenah, FINRA, US Department of Treasury, and National Institutes of Health. When he’s not knee-deep in the creative process, Alex enjoys spending time with his wife and two kids, reading, going to museums and traveling. He also enjoys creating and mixing electronic music during his spare time. And he drinks a lot of coffee!
My experience with SmartCore has been amazing because they continue to improve with their features and ease of use. This is an essential tool for my business and I am glad I choose SmartCore. I can always reach out to them and get a speedy response. I am a small business owner and SmartCore always has time for me, they are personal and understand my needs.
Smartcore is a GREAT gym app! As an owner, I find it to be easy to navigate, edit, program and use in general. My clients have reported they appreciate the clean easy look and ease to sign up or cancel a class. Working alongside Andrew has been great! He is not only always available and knows how to explains things clearly, but is also a great guy! Thank you for everything!
Everything about this app/site has changed my business for the better. It’s simple to use as an admin, and the user facing side of the app (my members) love how easy it is to sign up, change or augment membership, buy and use training packages and the website platform is fantastic. They keep it easy to use, are always a phone call or text away if you need anything, and are always looking for suggestions on ways to make my experience better. After using some of the bigger expensive programs that don’t really care about the small business, I’m so happy I switched to SmartCore.
I operate a small but busy Pilates studio. After decades of doing all my scheduling and billing with no technology support, I selected SmartCore for a new website with these functions integrated. I was drawn to this smaller app developer with a specific focus on fitness providers. Seven months later, I am very happy with my choice! I save hours each week on client communications about scheduling. Payments and package tracking are efficient, and I like the automated reminders. My clients and I also appreciate the mobile app.
I am not technologically proficient, but I find the website easy to customize and update. The company owner was extraordinarily helpful and patient in getting me started. He walked me through every single step and continues to be available for answering questions and quickly correcting any problems that come up. No platform is perfect, but SmartCore is always striving to improve with regular feature updates and tutorials. They encourage and respond to customer feedback. The platform works well for my solo practice with mostly private clients. It is also scalable for multiple instructors and group classes. Give it a try!