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How to Reduce COVID19 Stress & Improve Safety

There are many considerations when it comes to updating our health and safety measures in the context of COVID-19. Here are some of the key factors to consider: Updating safety requirements for staff, parents, and students Updating cleaning requirements Updating waivers to reduce COVID19 liability We went through a multi-step process to revise our safety […]

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Business Education

Join a Virtual Gymnastics Training Course this Week or Weekend

Why attend an online conference? I find that challenging times are the best time to renew and rejuvenate. We need a way to relieve the weight of these difficult circumstances and uncertainty. Now is time to connect with others and draw inspiration. So while our gyms are on pause, let us take the time to […]

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Business Education

Five Things I Learned from Flipping Education

Meeting Linda & Brant I can’t remember exactly the first time I met Linda Thorberg and Brant Lutska of Flipping Education. What I do remember is that I was immediately hooked. Every time I heard they were coming to do a seminar nearby, I made sure to attend.  By now, I’ve attended at least a […]

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Prepare for Inclusion

We spend a lot of time thinking about how to include children with special needs in our classes – how do we make it a fun, safe, and educational experience for them? Dr. Robin Pearson is a special education coach specializing in gymnastics and shared with us some great tips! Prepare for Inclusion Guest Post […]

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Business Education

Summer Summits & Conferences

Why attend a conference? Attend a conference in order to network with people in your industry, learn something new and get inspired. I find that the summertime is the best time to renew and rejuvenate before the crushing weight of fall registrations and a new season approaches. There is something about the long days and […]

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Business

How to Find Your Perfect Customer

So, you’ve decided to start your own children’s activity business. You filled out the legal paperwork so that your business is officially incorporated. You put down a deposit for the location, started recruiting prospective hires for your team, and began gathering equipment. Now the important part. How do you find customers? Better yet, how do […]

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Finding the right fit: buying leotards for your Rec Program

“From the very beginning, we bucked tradition. When the experts said that something was “always done” in a certain way, we’d do it our way, which was sometimes the very opposite.” Paul Newman The first time I ordered leotards for our gymnastics program, I Googled “design your own leotard.” A few companies popped up and […]

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Free Resource: Process Map

How to Scale Your Business with Process Maps Are you working in your business, or are you working on your business? When you’re working in your business, you’re answering phone calls from parents at 5 in the morning, chasing after your staff to complete their tasks, and checking in with your team on your days […]

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Recreational Director Summit: The Biggest Problems for Children’s Program Providers… And How to Solve Them

As children’s activity providers, we have unique solutions to everyday problems. However, we rarely get to collaborate and see how others solve those problems. Last weekend we went to the Recreational Director Summit held by Ali Stoffels at Rec Gym Pros.  Twenty-eight passionate directors and managers sat together to brainstorm, collaborate, and learn from one […]

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Business

How Does the New Tax Code Impact My Business?

Ever since Congress passed the New Tax Code in December 2017, everyone has been wondering how the changes would actually impact them.  In early 2018, I had the opportunity to meet with with several Senators and Congress members at the largest ever small business summit in Capitol Hill.  The small business owners present tried to […]