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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.

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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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Help! Our Front Desk is Costing Us New Members

By Chuck Heacock

Please-Help-Me-HandWe’re in the middle of the New Year’s resolution rush, but no one is joining. We think our front desk and approach to sales might be scaring people away.

Can you give us some tips to make our facility more welcoming, so it’s likely members join?

Chuck Heacock’s Answer on Making Your Front Desk More Inviting and Sales Approach Less Intimidating

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What You Need to Know to Increase Leads and Membership Sales

By Justin Bodamer

blue-graphIf your members are the lifeblood of your business (and they should be) – then tracking their behavior is what keeps the blood pumping.

Being able to regularly and systematically track, assess and triage weak spots in your membership strategy will not only keep your business running smoothly, it will also spotlight areas of opportunity to grow even further.

Here’s what you need to know to generate leads and drive more membership sales:

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A Quick Guide to Raising Fitness Membership Prices

By Joe Galea

In last week’s post, Help! Should I Discount Paid in Full Memberships?, I covered the impact discounted paid in full memberships can have on immediate and future cash flow.

Up-ArrowAnother strategy to increase cash flow: raise your membership price. But what conditions warrant an increase?

It’s generally a good sign that you can increase your membership price if more than 15% of your memberships are paid in full.

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Help! Should I Discount Paid in Full Memberships?

By Joe Galea

I need more cash for my business. I’m considering offering a discount on a one-year membership if the member pays in full. Is this a wise move?

question-markJoe Galea’s Answer on Discounting Memberships that are Paid in Full:

Thanks for your question! Before I answer, I want to make sure we’re on the same page with the definition of cash flow. Cash flow is simply the movement of money in and out of your membership business.

If cash flow is good, there is always cash on hand for the daily operation of your business. When cash flow isn’t so good, you may need to enter into loans of some sort to survive.

Many factors will enhance or kill your current cash flow, as well as the cash flow you have on hand in the future.

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4 Ways to Build Solid Customer Relationships in Your Fitness Business

By Justin Bodamer

Fitness-MembersAre you focusing as much energy on your current members as you are on your new ones?

As I’m sure you’re aware, having engaged, happy customers not only helps make your business more successful, but it also makes your job worth going to every day. When you open your doors on day one, it’s pretty easy to remember the important details of your first clients’ lives; birthdays, family events, career successes.  As with any relationship, these are the details that form strong bonds and create customers that will stay with you for a long time.

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