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5 Spring Cleaning Tips to Accelerate Membership Business Efficiency

By Justin Bodamer

Spring Cleaning SuppliesBecause it’s Spring, many of you are thinking of ways to cut clutter in your homes and businesses. For your Martial Arts or Fitness business, Spring cleaning involves more than just dusting off old filing cabinets – you need to make improvements to your organizational system that will benefit your business all year long.

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Help! What’s a Good Member Retention Rate for Fitness and Martial Arts Programs?

By Joe Galea

“We offer Martial Arts classes along with Kickboxing and Boxing classes. I’m curious, what is a good retention rate to go after? Also, how do I determine retention rates for each of my programs?”

MSI_RetentionArrowJoe Galea’s Answer on What’s Good and What’s Bad When Talking Retention Rates:

It’s really difficult to suggest generic guidelines for retention. For one thing, your retention rate (or retention percentage) will surely vary between your programs. Martial Arts will tend to be stronger than general Fitness, and special programs such as Kickboxing or Boxing, can go either way. Continue reading

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Help! Should I Have Social Media Icons on My Website? [VIDEO]

By Timothy Sarazen

Many Martial Arts schools and Fitness clubs have social media integrated on their websites. However, some owners are concerned that these links may be distractions.

One school owner commented recently that, “after going to the effort of getting prospects to my site, the last thing I want them doing is clicking back to Facebook, YouTube, etc. and getting sidetracked by all the distractions.”

Is this a reason to remove social media icons from your website? What is the value of keeping these links?

In this video, I share recommendations for how and where you should be using social media icons. More importantly, I explain why using them correctly will make your website more effective and benefit your business. Continue reading

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What Do I Do When a Prospective Member Insists on Getting a Price from Me? [VIDEO]

By Erik Charles Russell

You’re on the phone with a prospect interested in joining your Martial Arts school or Fitness club. You excitedly describe your classes, facility, and staff, looking forward to the moment when you can invite them in for a visit.

Suddenly, they interrupt to ask the question you dread … They insist on knowing your price. You swallow hard, nervous that as soon as they hear your number, the conversation will be over.

But, there’s no need to panic. There is an easy, effective way to handle this scenario that every owner and staff member should know. That’s why I created this video to help you address this difficult question and keep the conversation on track. Continue reading

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Did You Know? myVolo Software Integrates with 6 Systems

By Justin Bodamer

Integration with myVoloLooking to connect with your members through email and text messages? Want to give your members round the clock access to your facility? Need to streamline management of your membership contracts and accounting systems?

You’ll be happy to know myVolo software integrates with a solution for each of your needs. You can connect all your systems with myVolo to create a single point of access to efficiently manage all aspects of your membership business.
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Member Solutions Business Building Blog: 5 Most Popular Posts of 2015

By Kristen Campbell

Top 5Looking for quick, easy tips that’ll positively impact your business numbers – all the way from sales to retention? … Wish to keep your business buzzing each and every month – no matter the time of year? … Check out our top five blog posts of 2015.

Each post is packed with tips that are easy to implement and proven to make a meaningful difference.

Give them a read, then let us know which is your favorite by commenting below.  Continue reading

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Do These 5 Things for Your Business BEFORE Ringing in the New Year

By Chuck Heacock

business_plan_imageEvery year, I get asked the same question: “What can I do to get ready for January?”

My answer is: It’s not January you should be thinking about. You should be thinking about how successful the entire year will be.

So, if you’re taking the time to read this, and preparing for January, keep your calendar out a bit longer and map out the year.

The start to a successful plan is the first step. Here are a few things that I hope will help you take that first step to a very successful 2016:
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3 Ways to Build Your Business from Within Using myVolo Software

By Justin Bodamer

Igraph_pixabayn my last blog post, we talked about tracking your statistics as a way to get a strong handle on your business growth. You’ve used those stats to optimize your enrollment process. Classes are filling up. Everything’s going great.

But where do you go from here? How do you maximize your internal business potential and sustain long-term value?

Fortunately, your business can be earning money well before you turn the key in the morning and long after you close the shutters at night through the online member portal that’s part of myVolo software.

With the portal, your member base has the ability to engage with your business when you’re not even there.

Giving your members this kind of interactive control and convenience leads to higher engagement, which ultimately translates to rock-solid retention.

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I. Am. Iron Man. … The Trick to Giving Your Business Superhero Powers

By Kristen Campbell

Without technology, Tony Stark is just another business owner. With it, he is Iron Man.

iron manDespite his extraordinary skills, he still needed Pepper Potts to help keep him organized and on schedule in his day-to-day business affairs.

Similar to Tony, business owners shouldn’t go it alone. Smart technology, and the right people by your side, will allow you to accomplish much more with less effort.

Are you ready to unleash the superhero in your business? Then take a good look at our new Martial Arts and Fitness software: myVolo.

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The Essential Event Pick List for Martial Arts & Fitness Businesses [Infographic]

By Member Solutions

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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