19
JUN
2017
Reviews

Online Reviews: The Silent Killer or Praising Hand to Businesses?

We all know that the internet is a big part of our everyday lives.  We use it to stay connected to family and friends, to entertain ourselves by watching endless cat videos, to do our shopping and so much more.  Another big way we use the internet is to do research.  We are in a...
24
MAY
2017
Trade Show, Tradeshow

Tips For A Successful Trade Show

Trade Shows Work Trade shows are a proven way to help connect businesses to other businesses and consumers.  When you go to a trade show, it’s about more than just seeing what’s shiny and new and being a part of the commotion.  Rather, it’s a major investment that you need to see...
08
MAY
2017
Video Take One

How-To Create A Video For Your Business

Video Gets Attention By putting yourself and your business on social media via video, you are joining the forefront in advanced forms of digital marketing. Think about this…when you are scrolling through your Facebook news feed or the results of a google search engine, how many...
20
APR
2017
Business Man With Smart Phone Camera

Using Video To Market Your Business

In today’s fast-paced, highly digital world, it has become intimidating to many small business owners to market their business through modern media outlets. Marketing has become more digitized than ever and for some, the task of owning their place within social media is...
05
FEB
2017
Lost Money Found

Recover Lost Income

Recover Lost Income To meet income potential, most facility or school owners think: we need more members or students. However, there are areas where your fitness or Martial Arts business may be losing income that could be reclaimed or prevented. Recovering this lost income helps...
22
NOV
2016

Can You Sign Them Up Before You Open?

Can You Sign Them Up Before You Open? It’s been your dream to open your own gym. There are so many things to do! Get your location ready, pick out the perfect equipment, sign up members! The excitement can be overwhelming! You decide to have an open house prior to your first day...
22
SEP
2016

Managing Recurring Membership Dues

Any business or organization with recurring membership dues faces challenges such as: Payment processing costs Contacting members when a card is declined Chargebacks (when a member refuses to pay and requests their bank or credit card company to stop payment) Cancellations...
08
SEP
2016

Payment Processing Fees

Payment Processing Fees Whether you use recurring billing, online payment processing, or swipe cards at your facility, accepting payments is part of doing business. In order to accept a credit card, businesses must have a payment processor or payment service provider (PSP). Costs...
01
SEP
2016

Cancellation Procedures

Defining cancellation procedures is part of setting up your business policies and procedures when coming on board with AAC. It is important that you ensure your rules are compliant with state laws where you perform business. While state laws provide various cancellation...
26
AUG
2016

Freeze Procedures

Freeze procedures enable fitness clubs and Martial Arts schools to provide an option for customers to “freeze” their account for a duration of time as part of their business policies and procedures. Clearly defined freeze procedures provide flexibility for customers who are in a...
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