YOU know that business is tough – even under the best of circumstances! Why? Because it seems like there are about a million details, all of which are vital, immediate and important either to you, your staff or your customers. Your “internal thought-cloud” (see graphic) is constantly churning with the overlapping, shifting and persistent priorities. […]
About Frank Sahlein
Frank Sahlein has been involved with the Children’s Activity Center industry since 1967 – as an athlete, coach, business owner, consultant and business broker. .
Frank Swank-Sahlein pioneered the Children’s Learning Opportunity Center concept – a unique blend of Sports Instruction, Child Care/Education, Entertainment and Outreach. The amazing WINGS Center has been a 35,000 square foot industry working lab since 1976.
Frank’s reputation as a business management innovator has inspired audiences worldwide, delivering over 1,200 presentations for a variety of children’s activity center industries and organizations. 3rd Level Consulting is currently a Business Development Partner for a variety of gymnastics, swimming, cheerleading, dance and child care associations and organizations around the globe.
Entries by Frank Sahlein
There are three (3) issues that contribute to the staffing problems prevalent in many swim schools. They are: Understand that great companies are ALWAYS soliciting resumes, hiring and training. It is better to have too many resumes in your pipeline than not enough! Your payroll percentage may notch up a point or two; but that’s better […]
Building a business is like building a house – we want them both solid and strong. It benefits the children who participate, the parents who trust us and pay the bills, our amazing staff members who deliver the services, and ourselves as owners or administrators. In building a house, we need a foundation, framing, walls, […]
Where do you want YOUR business to be in 2 years? What do you want it to look like? Do you know that the business environment is rapidly changing, and that the landscape will almost completely remake itself in the next 2 years? What is the best way to stay both abreast of, and ahead […]
Thinking lifetime (don’t break the chain) -Seth Godin The traveling salesman, the carnival barker and the old-time businessman can hit and run. Make the sale, cut your costs, move on. Today, though, in the connection economy, two huge factors are at work: Subscription. The lifetime value of a customer is high and getting higher. You […]
“What gets measured, improves” Maintain up-to-date key statistics on your business. In business, progress is often measured by the lives we effect. It must also be measured “by the numbers” to sustain growth, profitability, customer and key staff retention. These are also known as “Key Performance Indicators” or KPI’s. There is no “magic” to this […]
Looking for the keys to success for the next 2 years? In the next 2 years, the best businesses in our industry will absolutely separate themselves from the rest of the pack. How? By identifying and implementing the business, technology and cultural keys that will establish your business as the “lead dog” in your local […]
Some parts of owning your own business are fun, some are not. Cleaning may be one of those things that fall into the ‘no fun’ category but they are vital to your business. Germs are everywhere – and not just the cooties that your students may claim their peers have. We’re talking about serious germs […]