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From the Advisory Team: Business Systems That Are Part of Successful Martial Arts Schools

By Member Solutions

??????????????hSuccess and Failure Road Sign with dramatic cNow’s the time to evaluate your Martial Arts business systems for 2015. Do you have the right processes and procedures in place? Will your existing systems help you grow in the coming year?

We recently asked the Member Solutions Business Advisory Team to share a system they use that enables them to continue growing their schools each year.
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5 Ways to Incorporate Bullying Awareness, Education & Prevention Into Martial Arts Schools

By Peter Trikilas

bullying-preventionBullying. It’s an all-too-common word we have become accustomed to in our vocabulary. The emotional and physical damages of bullying can leave unimaginable tolls on any and every individual that has been a victim of this grievous act.

All too often, we see news articles and hear countless stories of students who have been affected by bullying. Recent bullying and hazing practices at Sayreville War Memorial High School in New Jersey are just an example of what our children and students face on a constant basis.

As Martial Artists and business professionals, we have a “social responsibility” to help guide, nurture and prepare our students for this inevitable danger.

Here are five ways to make bullying awareness, education and prevention part of your Martial Arts curriculum:

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Putting the Sherlock Holmes Evaluation to Work to Address Bullying

By Brett Lechtenberg

magnifying-glassI recently put together an anti-bullying special report that spells out the steps to take to successfully deal with bullying problems at school.

In this post, I’ll share part of the parent sequence to fixing the problem. It’s what I call the Sherlock Holmes Evaluation. This is where the parent gathers as much information as possible from their child about what is going on with the bully.

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How to Run a Successful Anti-Bullying Event in Your Martial Arts School

By Dave Kovar

October is National Bullying Prevention Month, an event founded by PACER (the Parent Advocacy Coalition for Educational Rights) in 2006. With awareness of bullying at an all-time high this time of year, it’s an excellent opportunity for Martial Arts schools to contribute to their communities by hosting free anti-bullying classes.

I founded Martial Artists Against Bullying (MAAB) because I believe that no other industry is in a better position to do something about bullying than the Martial Arts industry. Since we launched the program, several of our members have successfully conducted the “Done with Bullying” program at their schools, with hundreds more pledging to do so within the next year.

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How to Overcome Obstacles to Achieve Your Goals [Infographic]

By Member Solutions

“Success is to be measured not so much by the position that one has reached in life as by the obstacles which he has overcome.” Booker T. Washington

Limited cash flow … high attrition … finding and enrolling new members. No matter what challenge your membership business faces, imagine if you always knew just how to attack it and turn things around fast.
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10 Ways to Get Involved & Make a Difference During National Bullying Prevention Month

By Kristen Campbell

no-bullying-signOne in three students report being bullied each week in schools across America.* And those that are bullied can experience long-lasting, devasting effects including depression, anxiety, loss of interest in activities and other health issues.**

Fortunately, bullying awareness, education and prevention efforts are increasing. Communities are joining forces to put a stop to bullying.

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Am I Doing It Right? A Look at a Successful Martial Arts School Owner’s Day

By Peter Trikilas

“I want to make sure I’m doing it right. Can you please paint a picture for me of one day in your school? What you do from the time you open to the time you close for the day?”

small_successexit_whitefadeMaster Peter Trikilas’ Response:

Running any business can be stressful and time-consuming, yet exhilarating and just plan awesome at the same time. Establishing a well-run successful Martial Arts school does take a lot of time and effort, but is worth it in the long run.

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Help! What’s the Secret to Moving Leads to Membership Sales?

By Chuck Heacock

I’m not sure I’m doing and saying the right things. Can you provide your best tips for moving leads to membership sales?

Chuck Heacock’s Answer on Moving Leads to Membership Sales

HandshakeSince I started consulting, the most common question I’ve been asked is “What am I doing wrong?” The fast, simple answer is “nothing”.

Almost every business owner I deal with has all the pieces to the sales puzzle. They simply do not put it together correctly. It is my intention to help you put the puzzle together correctly.
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3 Things a Membership-Based Business Can Do Today to Step Up Cash Flow

By Angela Summa

cashWith all the different types of payment processors and ways to accept payments, it can be difficult to figure out what is right for your business. These decisions are important though as they can make or break your business.

Here are three things you should know about payment processing to help secure your business and step up cash flow. Continue reading