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Summer Camps: Tips to Heat Up Student Retention and Revenue

By Duane Brumitt

Thermometer$12,000.00 to $15,000.00. That’s how much my three-week Summer Camps usually bring in. Not only is it good money, our Summer camps keep our students engaged and involved with our school during a time where attendance usually thins out.

Here’s how we structure and market our camps. If you don’t currently run a Summer camp, use these tips as your springboard:

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How I Built a Core Team of Martial Arts Instructors [VIDEO]

By Duane Brumitt
Client Question: “I’m looking for ways to recruit instructors and develop the instructors I have. Any thoughts?”

Thanks for your question. I faced this very same challenge when I first opened my school. As I went through the process of building my staff, I did discover some useful strategies that I still use to this very day. I think they’ll help you too.

I’ve put together a video so that I could explain my approach in detail.

I hope the video helps. As always, if you have any questions, feel free to shoot me an email or post your question below.

Duane Brumitt is the co-founder and owner of Duane Brumitt’s Tri-Star Martial Arts Academy in Bradley, Illinois. Duane is also a member of the Member Solutions Business Advisory Team.

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How to Kick-Start New Martial Arts Student Enrollments This Fall – Duane Brumitt

By Duane Brumitt

smart_ideaThe Back-to-School season is an exciting time for Martial Arts school owners — and if done right, can make quite an impact on your bottom line. Hopefully you’ve already been thinking about what you’re going to do for this “2 month season”.

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VIDEO: 8 Tips to Heat Up Your Martial Arts Business This Summer – Duane Brumitt

By Duane Brumitt

Summer is typically a slower time for Martial Arts schools and Fitness businesses. But we’ve found at Tri-Star Martial Arts Academy that you can generate LOTS of interest and activity by hosting membership specials and events tied to the season and the months preceding Summer.

In this video, I’ve detailed what we do from May through August to generate new student enrollments. I”ve also included a key tip to keeping retention strong during the Summer. Give it a watch and then share your own tips below.

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Taking National Bullying Prevention Month Into the Martial Arts Classroom – Duane Brumitt

By Duane Brumitt

karate_classDear Fellow Martial Arts School Owner,

As professional Martial Artists, we are the best equipped to teach bullying prevention. Don’t you agree? Not only can the Martial Arts moves we teach help to protect a child from a bully, but the self-esteem that the Martial Arts builds helps to create a shield around the child so that they are not a likely target in the first place.

I hope you agree with me. With that being said, we should make a special effort to include bullying prevention curriculum into our lessons this month. October is National Bullying Prevention Month.

Below are some ideas on how you can help your community be more aware and prepared to address and prevent bullying behaviors:

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Low-to-No-Cost Marketing Ideas for Your Membership-Based Business – Duane Brumitt

By Duane Brumitt

describe the imageClient Question: Can you recommend some effective, low-to-no-cost marketing ideas to generate new enrollments?

Many of the low-to-no-cost marketing ideas I would recommend are the staples that are part of the programs and systems we offer at Tri-Star Martial Arts Academy. They aren’t one-off marketing campaigns or offers that we implement during a particular time of year. They are ongoing efforts that help us maintain a steady stream of new enrollments.  Here I’ve listed the ideas, but I encourage you to listen to the audio clip I’ve included for greater detail.

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The Google+ Business Blueprint – Part 4 – Duane Brumitt

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google_hangout_iconIn Part 3 of this Google+ Business Blueprint series, I spoke briefly about Google+ Hangouts. Hangouts are group video chats that can be used for interacting face to face with your customers, employees and business partners. Here are four specific ideas for Hangouts:

Q+A sessions with customers – allow your customers to pose questions to a human face. This will enhance consumer trust in a brand as they know they aren’t receiving an automated reply.

Competitions – set up a competition in which you pose a question during a Hangout. You could drive a huge amount of traffic onto your page at once.

Employee meetings – one default business page circle is ‘team members’. By ensuring all your team members are part of this circle, you can use Hangouts for meetings.

Client meetings – many businesses already use Hangouts to connect with clients and hold face-to-face meetings without being in the same room. By setting these up through a company profile instead of a personal profile, the process becomes more professional.

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The Google+ Business Blueprint – Part 3 – Duane Brumitt

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google plusDo you know that Google+ Business pages that are +1’d leap right out of the search results with an image of a trusted face attached? This can give your business a huge boost in credibility and visibility. So if you haven’t yet set up a Google+ business page, get on it!

Read Part 1 of this series for some more background, then Part 2 for simple steps to set up a business page.

After you’ve set up your business page, follow these seven best practices to get the most from your page in terms of traffic and leads for your business:

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The Google+ Business Blueprint – Part 2 – Duane Brumitt

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The Google+ Business Blueprint – Part 2 – Duane BrumittIf you missed my last post, check it out here. I provided background on Google+ and the benefits Google+ can provide to your business.

In this installment, I’ll walk you through how to set up a Google+ Business Page step by step. While Google indicated that Google+ Pages wouldn’t be immediately accessible to all, they’re actually readily available. You are probably also eager to create a Google+ Page for your own business. The process isn’t difficult. Here I’ll walk you through it.

Before you start, remember this:

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