Top Industry Experts to Speak at Jackrabbit East User Conference

Are you looking for inspiration, new ideas and unparalleled networking opportunities? Do you want to be a Jackrabbit power user? If so, join us in Charlotte for the East User Conference! This is a great place to learn more about Jackrabbit’s features and learn how other users organize their business with the software.

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We are thrilled to announce that three of the industry’s top professionals will be speaking this year at our East User Conference. They will expand on topics to help you as a business owner. Learn more about these speakers and get a sneak peak to their talks:

Randy Sikora is the owner/President of Twister Gymnastics, American Twisters & USA Competitions South Florida. Twisters operate 2 facilities serving 2500+ students per week. USA Competitions owns, operates & promotes 7 competitive events per year serving 5000+ athletes. Randy has lectured for both Regional and National Congress, served on the USAG State Administrative Committee, hosted USAG Regional Congress as well as regional & national level competitions. Randy and his wife Kelly have 3 children, Maya, Hayden & Troy.
Bringing out the Best in Your Staff 
Your organization is only as good as your ability to attract, select, indoctrinate, educate and lead your staff. Your people are your #1 asset and it all begins with YOU! This session will challenge you to take a different approach to building a solid Staff Leadership System. We will discuss the following:
-Where to look for potential stars
-How to attract the very best crew-members
-The importance of staff handbooks, orientations, education & feedback
-The #1 way to build absolute loyalty & create a great place to work!
-When to hold’em, when to scold’em & when to throw’em off the ship
-Getting the highest rate-of-return on your staff investment
I will warn you that this will be scary for some and enlightening for others…keep an open mind and I will challenge you to see things from a different point of view.

Suzanne Blake Gerety is the director of and is the daughter of Kathy Blake and Vice President of Kathy Blake Dance Studios in Amherst, NH. She is a regularly featured contributor in various pieces for Dance Teacher Magazine including the studio business “Ask the Experts” columnist and has presented live workshops at the Dance Teacher Summit in New York City and the Turn It Up Dance Challenge Conventions. 

Turn Inquiries into Registered Students (While You Sleep!) 
One way to separate your studio from the competition is to be quick and make the process of exploring your programs easy and informative. If you’d like an easier way to have your inbound inquiries from potential students turn into registered ones, this session will help you with a system that’s fun and simple to manage. Get ideas for making your website mobile friendly, tips for trial class tracking, how to write your FAQ’s, create a virtual and live studio tour and more. This session will be full of practical ideas and user-friendly technology tips for owners and office staff.


Sean Dever provides personal services and expertise at affordable rates for business owners, executives and independent professionals. Sean also contributes his expertise to the services provided by Express Payroll, an online payroll system that allows businesses to trust their payroll to experts who understand payroll processes and regulations.
The Financial “Buffet”
Grab a plate and join us in the classroom for an all-you-can-learn financial buffet. Running a business today is very challenging and with so much to focus on, we lose sight of key measurements and indicators. We’ll go over issues such as:
-The 9 Deadly Business Killers
-Ways to improve your bottom line – pricing for profits
-Best tax tips for 2014
-Profits vs Cash – what owners need to know
-Break even calculation & how to use it when making decisions
-The Almighty Reconciliation – let us NOT focus on the details
Don’t worry if finance is not your main dish. We will break down these topics into very simple to follow recipes so you can walk away with useful information and a passion for finance!
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By |March 12th, 2014|Business News|Comments Off on Top Industry Experts to Speak at Jackrabbit East User Conference

About the Author:

After studying graphic design at the University of Georgia, Jill held several positions in media and marketing including Art Director, Editor and Marketing Director. As a student of dance, she has spent plenty of time in children’s activity centers and puts that experience to work for her in the work she does with Jackrabbit. In addition to her interest in dance, Jill also enjoys sports, gourmet cooking, entertaining, singing and spoiling her five grandchildren.

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