It’s my favorite Friday of the month – Friday Five time!
Earlier this month, Emily (Director of Marketing here at Jackrabbit Class) and I got together virtually and hosted a webinar, 5 Tips For Hitting Your Growth Groove. We had such a good time and got real about some things but the energy from our audience had me doing the happy dance by the time the webinar ended.
While this webinar is geared towards small business owners, there’s a little something in it for everyone. In case you missed it, let’s talk about the key takeaways so you can hit your growth groove in 2021.
5 ways to hit your growth groove in 2021
Identify business habits you should break
Many of us have heard that ‘it only takes 3 weeks to break a habit, but that’s not quite long enough. When in reality, it takes 66 days to break a habit or form a new one. Yep, you read that right – 66 days. Don’t let that freak you out – stay with me here.
Knowing that it takes more than 2 months to break or form a habit, it’s not reasonable to work on multiple habits at the same time. You want to set yourself up for success, not failure! None of us (including myself) are exempt from these habits. I found myself noticing these habits and making changes in my day-to-day after the webinar.
Emily shared 5 habits to break that will put you on the path to being a better you, a better owner, a better friend, and a better family member. (—>Learn the 5 bad business habits you should break)
Find the right connections
You’re running a business and you need strong people in your corner. From mentors and advisers to peers that you trust. Can you reach out to them when you need advice? Can you rely on them? The answer should always be yes!
Sometimes, the best connections come from networking opportunities like online forums and group chats or live events (conferences, trade shows, training, etc). Being surrounded by people who are like-minded and understand your industry is like being in a gold mine – take advantage!
Also, you have to have the right tools and technology. Running your business isn’t something you can do on an excel sheet anymore, which leads me to the next tip.
Go completely paperless
Going paperless in 2021 doesn’t mean get rid of the physical paper in the binders of death. I am talking to you who still use excel to manage your classes, account balances, and other processes.
The amount of time, space, and money you save by running your business through cloud-based class studio management software is more than worth it. No more clutter, easily find the answers you need, and hello efficiency!
If you aren’t already taking advantage of all the benefits of using Jackrabbit Class, start your 30-day free trial today!
Get paid on time
Part of having the right technology to run your business ensures that you get paid and you get paid on time. In our industries, you need to be able to automate and streamline accurate billing tuition, as well as offer safe and secure online payments.
Did you know that 50 percent of all students registered throughout youth activity centers who use Jackrabbit have a special or discounted price? That’s why offering automated discounting and prorating when tuition is posted is a no-brainer for us. (—>Check out the ultimate guide to successful billing with Jackrabbit)
Learn to work smarter, not harder
I know it’s easier said than done but why make things more difficult? Time is one of your most prized possessions so treat it like such.
When you have robust technology on your side, you are taking the guesswork and hours of research out of the equation and using the tools at your fingertips to find answers to important questions that affect business decisions like:
- Which families haven’t returned this season?
- Which classes are the most popular?
- What teachers have the highest retention rate?
- Which months generate the most revenue?
These 5 takeaways are the start of you hitting your growth groove. Are you ready?! Catch the full webinar on-demand so you can be on your way!