Content Tips for Your Facebook Business Page

Not sure what to publish on your Facebook business page? Here are three quick ways to connect with others: Publish a status update, photo or video. See these Page posting tips for ways you can share your story with others.Keep in mind that Facebook is increasingly favoring video content, especially Live videos! BeLive is a good tool to help you pre-schedule Live videos and interact with your audience with Q&As and interview sessions. Check it out at https://belive.tv. Update your profile picture and cover photo, and fill out the About section completely. Add a button so people can take an action, like Sign Up, directly from your Page. Create and boost Facebook posts Share stories about your business in the place […]

Working Better Together

How many times have you worked with people who just don’t understand you, or you do not relate to them?  Isn’t it easier sometimes to work with people who are just like us?  Yet if we were all the same, that would not be best for our organizations (or even for us, if we are willing to admit it.) Some people are more relationship-oriented, while others are more task-driven.  When these different types try to work together, they often have a breakdown in communication.   Most workplaces include a mix of different personalities.  We need all types to be successful, and it is important to provide people with the tools to communicate and relate to one another, even when they have […]

Our Mobile App is A Great Way for You to Leverage Jackrabbit Data

One of the most worthwhile things you can do with your mobile app is to make it easier for your families to use your Jackrabbit data. It can actually be a conduit between you and your families. When they start using your app, parents can reach into the parts of Jackrabbit that you want them to see and use. “We’re excited that the app we developed with Mobile Inventor is so closely integrated with Jackrabbit. It puts registration, class and payment capabilities in the pockets of our parents and opens up a pipeline for direct communication with them. It’s very powerful.”  J Orkowski of Gymfinity By simply pulling out their smartphones, your organization’s parents can open your app to see […]

Why is a Mobile App Worth the Investment in Time and Money?

Rising costs of operations, new customer acquisition and customer relationships management costs more and more every year. You constantly must make adjustments, cuts, and eliminations of budgetary line items just to keep your bottom line healthy. Why in the world, then, would you even consider creating a mobile app? Doesn’t that type of expenditure simply add to your one-time capital expenditures and increase your monthly operational costs? If that is how you think it works, you need to reconsider because you’re missing out on technology that could be a game-changer for your organization. No Spin, Just Fact There are 5 simple statements that aren’t simply marketing spin about our mobile app. They are proven benefits. Our customers have helped us […]

Inclement Weather – To Pay or Not to Pay?

Employers should address two key questions with their inclement weather policy: How will you notify employees if the company will be open or closed?  How will employees be paid if the company is closed all day, or for a partial day? The method of payment for hourly employees when they miss work due to inclement weather is quite simple.  If a non-exempt, hourly paid employee does not work, the company is under no obligation to pay the employee.  This is true regardless if the company is open for business, or if it is closed due to the weather.  The Fair Labor Standards Act says that you must pay non-exempt employees only for time “actually worked.”  The same holds true when […]

Jackrabbit’s 5 Resolutions

Jackrabbit helps dance, gymnastics, swim, music, arts, learning, martial arts, cheer, and children’s care organizations with more than 11,000 locations get back to doing what they are passionate about. By helping them to leverage technology – something Jackrabbit is very passionate about – Jackrabbit’s clients get out from behind their desks and teach, lead and guide and grow their businesses. It’s important to articulate resolutions.  And year ends and beginnings provide the information and opportunity to reflect and move forward. We have 5 “resolutions” that we consider critical to being successful at taking on the challenges and opportunities of the new year. Give Back – Jackrabbit gives back to each of the communities of which it is fortunate to be included. […]

Why Jackrabbit is the #1 Software for You

Jackrabbit offers everything gyms and swim schools need to operate and grow. Here are just some of the reasons why more than 4500 customers love using the all-in-one, online software solution. We give you help when you need it. Your work hours aren’t 9 to 5, Monday through Friday so your need for help doesn’t always happen then either. We understand this, so we’re available to you when it fits your schedule. Whether you’re processing payments for the first time or setting your online registration up for the first time, your Jackrabbit support team is there for you with quick responses that will help you get your work done. One thing is for sure, we not only want you to […]

Establishing Boundaries Helps Gym-Fit Give Parents and Students Amazing Experiences

Jen and Brian Lewis have put a lot of thought into the boundaries they’ve established for the parents at Gym-Fit. They’ve tried to keep doing business with them as simple as possible while still establishing parameters to help their gym provide the highest possible level of services. Gym-Fit keeps basic policies consistent for team and rec parents and then provides an additional handbook that details league regulations and competitions for team parents only. Making Boundaries Crystal Clear When parents register their children for classes, Gym-Fit staff thoroughly reviews the rules with them. At this point it’s the basics: payment policy, make-ups, how to drop, who to contact for specific topics and needs, and how to ask questions. Upon registration, Gym-Fit […]

Visibility To Your Families Produces Tangible Results

A very simple definition of visibility is to be seen. And what is the value of being seen? Billboards along the highways cost thousands of dollars. 30-second spots on TV cost even more. Putting your company’s name in these spots is of tremendous value. But this visibility can only be guaranteed to be occasional. Imagine the value of visibility that is practically guaranteed to happen many times a day. That is exactly what happens with smartphones. Users of smartphones pull their devices from their pockets and purses and look at them hundreds of times a day. Immediately you think that your center’s parents are your target. Well, that is true. But they are not your only target. Who else is […]

Impact of a Smile

Turn that frown upside down – really. There is a song that was sung by the late, great Louis Armstrong entitled “When You’re Smiling the Whole World Smiles with You.” Apparently, the sentiment expressed in this classic is true. A study conducted at the Yale School of Management in 1999 showed that, among working groups, cheerfulness and warmth spread more easily than darker emotions. Irritability caught on with less success than the positive emotions, and depression, fortunately – has the lowest success rate of all. Laughter is the most contagious of our emotions which is really not surprising. You can prove it in your own small test group by simply starting to giggle to yourself. Soon the rest of those […]