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Cyberbullying Infographic for Parents of Martial Arts Students

By Member Solutions

person-woman-apple-iphone-largeFor years, the Martial Arts community has been a major supporter National Bullying Prevention Awareness Month, which takes place in October. Many Martial Artists  are publicly recognized as authorities on bullying prevention techniques, self-defense and personal safety.

Recently, bullying has entered a new frontier – the internet. With the rise of cyberbullying, Martial Arts school owners are working to bring awareness to this serious issue and its devastating consequences.

To help with this goal, Member Solutions developed an infographic to help educate parents about the dangers of cyberbullying. Readers will learn facts, warning signs and tips for how to handle cyberbullying.

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5 Fitness Trends Gym Owners Need to Know for Fall 2016

By Member Solutions

What’s hot right now in the workout world can have a huge impact on your fitness business. When people visit your gym, they’ll be looking for the next big thing … Make sure you’re ready for them! Tap in to these fitness trends to attract new members and ensure your customers are loving your latest, greatest workout. Continue reading

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Tools to Grow Your Martial Arts School During Back to School Season

By Member Solutions

back-to-school-413848_960_720How you prepare for Back to School season can dictate the success of your Martial Arts business for the entire year.

For the best results, you need  solid marketing strategies AND the tools and technology to carry out those strategies. The right tools will make your Back to School marketing more effective, your events more profitable and your operations more efficient.

Take a look at our top picks for Back to School tips and tools. Each tip is paired with a list of tools that will help you grow your school. Continue reading

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Creating Effective Follow-Up Emails for Fitness Business Leads

By Member Solutions

emailA lead fills out a form on your website for more information on one of your Fitness programs.

You need to follow up … and that includes sending follow-up emails. But with literally hundreds of emails in a lead’s email inbox, how can you make it so that your email doesn’t get deleted as soon as it’s received? How can you improve the chance that the lead will take the next step to visit your facility or take a class?

Here’s a don’t-do list that can help when crafting your follow-up emails:
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A Spring Cleaning Checklist to Grow Your Fitness Business

By Member Solutions

Are old, familiar business practices leaving your growth stagnant … muddying up your success?

Spring Cleaning Tools

It’s time to do some Spring cleaning! Not the kind where you take out the Swiffer and remove the dust bunnies. The kind where you evaluate where you are and where you can make changes that will propel your business forward. In other words, it’s time to Spring Forward!

Here’s a starting point to spruce up your business:

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Teaching 3- to 6-Year-Old Students: Quick Tips for Exciting Martial Arts Presentations & Solid Retention – Stan Lee

By Stan Lee

kids-with-white-uniforms-resized-600I”ve been training in the Martial Arts now for 34 years and teaching for a living for 20 years. Martial Arts movies inspired me to start training. In those films, the hero always persevered through seemingly impossible tasks.

In my career as a Martial Artist, I’ve faced my own obstacles. What”s the biggest obstacle I faced? It wasn’t defeating a dozen opponents or winning world championships. Those were minor speed bumps. You see, my first job as a Martial Arts instructor was to teach a class of 3- to 6-year-old students.

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When Good Times Go Bad: Disaster Recovery Planning – Andrew Kasmen, Esq.

By Andrew Kasmen, Esq.

There’s no doubt you’ve invested countless hours, money, resources and sweat to make your Fitness business successful and countless more to maintain that success. But have you adequately prepared to ensure your business survives in the event of a disaster? Major disasters or large-scale power outages are rare, but smaller disasters, like server failure, burst pipes or fires happen every day. Companies often prepare for the worst but forget the everyday challenges, which can be just as crippling.

Studies show that after a major disaster: approximately 25% of businesses never reopen; and 90% of businesses fail within a year unless they resume operations within 5 days. Even minor disasters can cause substantial revenue loss and downtime.

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6 Ways for Struggling Martial Arts School Owners to Find Time and Grow – Steve Giroux

By Steve Giroux

money_watchOwning a business doesn’t have to be a grueling ordeal for it to be successful. In fact, the opposite has proved true and it took me until recently to realize this. Thinking back to the stressful days of trying to do it all myself and having no time for anything else makes me laugh now. I went from having no time at all to having more time than I actually knew what to do with.

In this article, I’ll discuss the things that have been successful for me without breaking the budget. Something to also think about is that it doesn’t have to cost you a full-time salary to remove yourself from the day-to-day operations of your studio. A common misconception is that in order to hire a full-time assistant, you need to pay someone $50,000 per year plus benefits. The reality is that you can outsource the majority of the tasks you need accomplished to run a successful studio. And, by doing so, you won’t have to worry about paying someone to be on Facebook half of the time!

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3 Member Solutions Tracking Tools to Curb Attrition, Improve Retention – Kristie Rhodes

By Kristie Rhodes

describe the imageStaying on top of your member account activity is a good way to combat member attrition. Several tools are available through the Member Solutions’ Billing and Servicing website to keep track of the status of your members’ accounts. We’ve found that when business owners (and their staff) take advantage of these tools, they realize greater member retention, and lower attrition.

Here are 3 resources to start using today:

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