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.

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on 04 Apr 2017 11:56 PM
  • Martial Arts
  • Bully Prevention

A camp. A clinic. A tournament. No matter what type of event you’re hosting, you have to get the word out and you need to get people to sign up for it. However, getting a significant amount of event sign-ups is no simple task.

Fortunately, online registration tools, like our Event Manager software solution, make it easy to do so.

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on 04 Apr 2017 6:56 PM
  • Management
  • Spring
  • Event Manager

Let's have a look at two completely different scenarios. 

Scenario one:

You have been running a boot camp outside for the summer and have built up a fantastic group of regulars. However, now that the winter weather is here, not many clients are participating. The indoor boot camp is looking more and more promising. But is it really the way to go?

Scenario two:

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on 04 Apr 2017 12:11 AM
  • Events
  • Summer

Client question: We run a Summer camp that’s held from 8 am to 3 pm. We’re considering offering extended care from 3 pm to 6 pm. What issues do I need to consider when setting up this option?

Offering extended care for your Summer campers is an excellent idea. Not only can it provide an additional stream of revenue, more importantly, it can make the difference between whether or not a parent signs up for your camp!

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on 04 Apr 2017 12:08 AM
  • Events
  • Summer
  • Spring

Our three-week martial arts summer camps usually bring in $12,000.00 to $15,000.00 each. We look forward to these events as a way to generate more revenue for our school and to engage students during a time where attendance usually thins out.

Whether you're running your first martial arts summer camp or hoping to optimize your upcoming events, our marketing and logistical plan can help you increase income and attendance.

 

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on 04 Apr 2017 12:04 AM
  • Events
  • Strategy
  • Martial Arts

A camp. A clinic. A tournament. No matter what type of event you’re hosting, you have to get the word out and you need to get people to sign up for it. However, getting a significant amount of event sign-ups is no simple task.

Fortunately, online registration tools, like our Event Manager software solution, make it easy to do so.

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on 03 Apr 2017 11:59 PM
  • Events
  • Event Manager

I’ve tried special events. They don’t work. I never get new enrollments from them.”

I’ve said the same thing but I still run special events. Let me tell you why.

I’ve been teaching professionally since 1993, and started working for my well-known instructor right out of business school.

“Light the world on fire”. That was my outlook.

In college, I worked on a project in management class: how to run a martial Arts school effectively. I produced TV commercials that I was set on using to bring in new enrollments by the dozen.

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on 03 Apr 2017 11:53 PM
  • Events
  • Bully Prevention

Summer is coming...

Anyone who follows the show Game of Thrones knows the famous saying, “Winter is coming,” which is a warning of difficult times to come.

For most Martial Arts and Fitness-based businesses, Fall and Winter tend to be our best times of the year, with high enrollment and phenomenal retention, while Spring and Summer tend to be the most challenging and slowest. This begs the question, why can’t Spring and Summer be the same as the rest of the year?

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on 03 Apr 2017 11:49 PM
  • Events
  • Summer
  • Martial Arts
  • Marketing

Whether you’re hosting a one-week camp or a one-hour seminar, you need to make people aware of the event in order for it to be successful. Here are 5 useful event marketing tips to help get those seats filled.

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on 03 Apr 2017 11:10 PM
  • Events
  • Strategy
  • Pricing

Running an event is arguably one of the best things you can do for your martial arts or fitness business. Doing so provides not one…not two…but three great benefits.

1) New leads
2) Solid retention
3) Supplemental revenue (if you choose to charge for your events)

Knowing why you should run events, use this infographic to determine what events to hold and how to effectively promote them …

 

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on 03 Apr 2017 11:00 PM
  • Events
  • Cash Flow
  • Martial Arts