Tools for a Small Business Owner

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Running a small business can be an incredibly rewarding experience, especially in the youth activity space, but it doesn’t come without its own set of challenges. From day-to-day operations and financial management to marketing and parent engagement, there are a lot of elements that go into running your own small business. Luckily you don’t have […]

Building an Incentive Program to Promote Engagement and Long-Term Retention

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At the heart of every good youth activity center is a staff that loves their jobs, but in a competitive job market, youth activity center owners face the challenge of not only hiring the right staff but also retaining them long-term. Luckily it’s a challenge you don’t have to take on alone! It can be […]

3 Reasons You Need Employee Agreements at Your Gymnastics Gym

3 Reasons You Need Employee Agreements at Your Gymnastics Gym

As a general rule, anytime you are exchanging money in your gym business, you want to have something in writing. This might seem obvious when we are talking about clients paying you for gym memberships. They are giving you money, you are providing a service, and you are likely taking payments on an automatically recurring […]

How To Best Handle Negative Feedback from Customers

How to Handle Negative Feedback From Customers

You’ve put the work in to make sure your staff is trained and your customer experience is the best it can be, but despite it all, you still received some negative feedback in a review. We get it, it can seem a little unfair. Unfortunately, you can’t please every parent and even though you’ve worked […]

How to streamline staff scheduling with Jackrabbit Class

How to streamline staff scheduling with Jackrabbit Class

When it comes to creating a class schedule for a new season, you have to make sure you not only have the space for the classes at the right time on the right day but you also have the staff to teach those classes. Building your schedule with instructors in place can feel like putting […]

3 Common Hiring Mistakes & How to Fix Them at Your Youth Activity Center

Hiring & staff management mistakes

Finding great staff and keeping them has become the number one problem of companies across the United States. According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, there are 1.8 jobs available for each unemployed American.  Does this mean there are no good people to lead your dance classes, teach your students to front float, or […]

Grow Your Swim School with these 4 Tips

grow your swim school with these 4 tips

In the last few years, swim schools have faced significant change and had to adapt. But, as the months pass in 2022, the youth activity center industry seems to be getting back to normal – but is it really the normal or is there a new industry normal?  Each year, the team at Jackrabbit analyzes […]

Holiday Gift Ideas for Students and Staff

Holiday gift ideas for students and staff

The holidays are the perfect time to show your students and staff just how much you care about them. It’s the season of giving, after all. So, why not share those warm and fuzzy feelings with those people who help your business thrive? We know you’re busy. That’s why we’ve put together a list of […]

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