NFL Season Takeaways: Week 5

We waited nearly seven months for this NFL season. And just like that, we’re already a month into the season. Read our thoughts on the roles of backup players, new game rulings, and the future of football, and be sure

Preparing for the Holidays at Your Sports Business

Planning for the holidays in October may seem unnecessary. But when November rolls around, consumers are already in holiday mode. Staying ahead of the demand will offer the most return. Follow our guide to effectively prepare your business strategy to

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5 “Soft” Skills Every Entrepreneur Nee...

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

How Should I Charge Customers? Top 6 Fitness Prici...

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

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How to Build and Maintain a Successful Company Cul...

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

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Sustainable Practices for Sport and Fitness Busine...

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

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6 Staff Management Tips for Your Fitness and Sport...

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.

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Lombardi’s “Seven Blocks of Granite...

As someone in business for sports, I naturally gravitated towards the many inspirational anecdotes and motivation stories, in relating my own coaching and business experiences. The purpose of this post is to summarize the core teachings of Vince Lombardi’s advice

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Sixteen Sweet 16 March Madness Stats

his weekend kicks off the NCAA Sweet Sixteen, leading into the culmination of March Madness — the National Championship game. The Final Four is one of the most anticipated and action-packed weekends in college sports, where millions of fans will

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3 Reasons You Should Accept Apple Pay

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