There are countless components that go into building a successful company, but “soft” skills that act as the fundamental building blocks of a functioning business. Soft skills are defined as interpersonal skills, like listening and communication, whereas “hard” skills are considered to be job-specific. Nearly 93% of employers said that soft skills are an “essential” or “very important” factor in hiring decisions. With the right blend of hard and soft skills, an entrepreneur is capable of great things.
A large portion of fitness studios seek profit through memberships – locking a customer into a membership results in a highly sought after business asset: recurring revenue. We dive into the impact of recurring revenue and various membership types you can offer to grow bottom line.
When it comes to operating a fitness business, finding the right pricing model and strategy will go a long way to attract, satisfy, and retain customers. We break down the 6 most common fitness pricing models and the strategies behind each.
Seasons begin at the first open tryout. The evaluations and feedback at tryouts are perhaps the most influential part of any team’s season. Sports tryouts don’t determine the success of a team, but if done correctly, can fast track to a championship. Address these areas to create an effective, efficient, and enjoyable tryout session.
A thriving company culture has become a new standard in today’s evolving workforce. Company culture serves as the personality of your brand and defines the environment that employees work in. In this article, Upper Hand Founder & CEO Kevin MacCauley sheds light on how to build and maintain a company culture that supports employees and fosters growth.
Given the new wave of consumer interest in “going green”, business leaders are prompted to address issues related to environmental responsibility. We’ve outlined steps that can be taken to make your sports event or fitness business more sustainable and therefore attractive to more consumers.
Running a sports & fitness business can be challenging, and adding a facility with staff to manage only complicates the equation. Here are 6 tips and best practices on managing your staff to increase productivity and motivate your team.
Apple Pay is a newer contactless payment method built into Apple devices that has gained popularity the past year. It’s security and ease-of-use make it a highly attractive option for businesses looking for frictionless payment options for their clients. We explore three of the top reasons why you should look at implementing a processing service that has the ability to incorporate Apple Pay.
In a technology age, people flock to the internet to search for answers, locate nearby businesses, socialize with friends, and shop online. It’s crucial for your youth sports business to remain current in your digital strategy, especially if you want to attract local or corporate sponsors. Here are 3 best practices to follow to increase your online presence and secure a sponsorship for your youth sports organization.
Apple Pay is a contactless payment method built into Apple devices and is designed to replace the need for physical credit and debit cards. Here are 5 reasons as to why you should allow clients to use Apple Pay at your sports and fitness business and give clients the best experience when making transactions with your business.