What you want to earn in 2016

As the year draws to a close, you need to start thinking about what you want for yourself and your family by the efforts you put into your business in 2016. A good start to this is planning your personal goals for the year, whether that’s a new television, a kitchen makeover or that holiday […]

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Let’s keep it going in December

At this time of year, I know that you are looking at plans for 2016 and in doing so will be trying to come to terms with what we call ‘seasonal variation’; being the pattern of interest during the year shown by potential students. Understanding the patterns It’s great to do everything you can to […]

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Management Tips – An Eye For Detail

This is my first blog of the New Year and a great time to remind ourselves that selling martial arts lessons and then delivering great classes is just the same as running any other retail or service provider business. An eye for detail is crucial to delivering a consistent experience for the customer/student. January is […]

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2014 Review & Looking Forward To 2015

2014 has certainly been a “game of two halves” as the football commentators say with the first half of the year producing fantastic growth across so many businesses. Some of this growth was lost in the second half, with a disappointing September for some schools. While many will say this is due to good weather, […]

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New Year’s Resolutions

Making a New Year’s Resolution is somewhat of a tradition in our country, and the idea of a clean sheet and a fresh start links perfectly with the first day of a New Year. So, what is it that we are resolving to do at the start of the New Year…are we are unhappy with […]

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Peaks and Troughs

Seasonal variation is, simply put, the pattern of interest shown by potential students during the year. It’s around this time when we are busy planning for 2015 that we must try to come to terms with this industry-wide issue. The purpose of this message is to ensure that you take action to stimulate increases in […]

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Inspirational Leadership In Martial Arts

Over the past two weekends I have had the great pleasure of celebrating success with two very different groups of martial arts organisation – with Andy Norman’s Defence Labs and last Saturday with Leo Maguire’s UKTC Northern Ireland. Both of these groups have underpinned my view that martial arts, whether traditional or specialist self defence, […]

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Respect

It is Armistice Day, Remembrance Day or Poppy Day depending on your preference. This year marks the centenary of the outbreak of the First World War, and so today as the United Kingdom and Commonwealth remember those who gave their lives in the two World Wars there is an even greater significance to the proceedings. […]

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Management Tip – Customer Obsession

As a martial arts school owner you must understand that you are in the business of getting and keeping students if you are to succeed in your ambition of running a great business. The martial arts business can give you the opportunity to have a fantastic lifestyle while doing the activity that you love – […]

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Random Acts of Kindness (RAK)

It’s easy to start feeling down about the constant stream of bad news that we are bombarded with when we turn on our Televisions. Easy too to forget about all the good that there is around, and all the positive ways in which people are supporting each other and improving the lives of others. It’s […]

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