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How to Run a Holiday Special at Your Karate School

By Duane Brumitt

Karate Holiday Special

The holiday season is one of our biggest trial enrollment times, and it should be yours too if done right! In this article, I will give you the 25,000-foot view of our “Karate for Christmas” holiday special we do every year. Now, don’t get too excited … but we average 50-55 trials from this special every single year! And that’s just our average … Our biggest year ever was 79 paid trials!

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From the Advisory Team: Their Best Holiday Success Tips

By Member Solutions

The Holidays are here — and retail sales are on the rise. Are your new student enrollment and retention numbers trending upwards too?

We asked the Member Solutions Advisory Team to share what they do to attract new members and strengthen retention during the busy Holiday season. Here’s what they had to say …  Continue reading

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4 Ideas to Generate New Student Enrollments through the Holidays and Beyond

By Member Solutions

describe the imageLooking for ways to create buzz and new business through the Holidays and into 2014?

We recently asked the Member Solutions Business Advisory Team what they’re doing this season. Check out their ideas, then let us know what promotions you’re running.

 

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Get Fit Holiday Promotions: How to Calculate Your Cost of Service

By myVolo Software

Big-SaleI do not know if holiday seasonal stress disorder is an actual condition, but if it doesn’t really exist, it certainly should. Every fitness business out there is being pushed this time of year to offer some sort of special or deal in order to entice people to sign up or make that first leap into health and fitness. Given that our wonderful industry also has some of the tightest profit margins, it can cause a greater amount of stress to try and exceed the expectations of the consumer.

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3 Hot Holiday Tips from Successful Martial Arts School Owners

By Member Solutions

gift_cardIt’s here! … the time of year that is overflowing with holidays and dozens of opportunities for you to build your business. Now is the time to line up special events for your business, run new member specials, and get plans underway to increase pro-shop sales.

We recently asked some of our most successful Martial Arts school owner clients what their plans are for maximizing enrollments during the Holiday season…

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10 Tips for Hosting a Successful Halloween Safety Seminar at Your Martial Arts School

By Member Solutions

halloween_emHalloween is a great time to host community events, volunteer to do safety talks, offer free safety tips, and distribute lots of free passes for lessons. Parents and teachers will appreciate that you reinforce the safety ideas that they’re already working to teach children. By offering complimentary safety talks and tips, you’ll gain positive exposure for yourself and your Martial Arts business.

This blog will focus on Halloween Safety Events. If you host a Halloween safety seminar, consider making your event last between one and one and half hours. Also consider having attendees pre-register through an online event registration software system such as Event Manager. This is an easy way to know your attendee count ahead of time and print a roster, check-in sheet for your event.

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How to Build Your Martial Arts Business through Special Events [Now and Throughout 2013] – Angela Summa

By Angela Summa

em slide imageAre you looking to accelerate your cash flow? Increase new student enrollments? By hosting special events at your Martial Arts school, you can accomplish both — and improve member retention.

The coming month of October is a great time to plan your holiday specials and get your events laid out for 2013. I always recommend taking out a calendar and noting all the holidays and celebration observances you’d like to tie into your events, whether it be Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, Hanukkah, New Year’s, Valentine’s Day, etc.

Keep in mind the biggest and best opportunities to grow your Martial Arts business are often times when children within your community don’t have school.

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5 Tips to Generate a Little Valentine’s Day Love for Your Membership-Based Business – Kristen Campbell

By Member Solutions

5 Tips to Generate a Little Valentine’s Day Love for Your Membership-Based Business - Kristen CampbellWalk into any grocery store and you’ll see shelves filled with heart-shaped candies, cookies and cards. Yes, Valentine’s Day is on its way. Just like Halloween, Christmas, Mother’s and Father’s Day, February 14th – and the days leading up to it – are days of opportunity for your business.

Hosting special activities and events during this time can create excitement and help strengthen retention with your existing member base. Valentine’s Day also gives you the chance to generate brand-new member enrollments and revenue.

Here are 5 ideas to help you create buzz in your business and boost enrollments, retention and revenue.

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“Hot for the Holidays” Bootcamp – Use It to Boost Member Visits & New Enrollments – Alan Belcher

By Member Solutions

g--marketing-blog-all_blog_images-blue_giftHi all. Alan Belcher here. I was asked by Joe Galea, President of Member Solutions, to share my Hot for the Holidays idea. It’s a simple concept you can easily implement in your business to increase member visits, enrollments and retention. Best of all, you’ll help your members stay in shape and make a charitable donation to those less fortunate during the Holiday season.

Here’s what I did:
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