The one thing I’ve found that generates the most business for karate studies is sitting right there in your studio now - your students. Nothing generates more business than a happy student. Problem is that getting them to refer a friend can be like pulling teeth.
The next time you need to generate some new members, try this:
Select a weapon, duffle bag or other item you don’t mind giving away and you think tehy will want. At the end of your next class, auction it off. Except the winner does not pay cash; the winner is the one who provided the name and number of the most referrals. I’ve found this is good for 10 - 15 referrals, and you can do it 3 -4 times per year with success.The more animated and fun the presentation, the better the success.
And you can track these referrals in the iGo Figure marial arts studio management software.
As some of you may know, we are located in Sugar Land, Texas, just outside of Houston.
I’m happy to report that the office narrowly missed the really bad part of the storm, and we were open for business as usual Monday after the storm. Support hours are availble when you need us, 7 days a week.
As mixed martial arts continue to grow in popularity (who doesn’t like to watch a great MMA match?), so do the number of studios that cater to MMA. Even one of our developers recently competed in and won a local competition.
Some have asked if our software can handle the needs of a MMA facility, and, of course, the answer is yes. It does everything you need to run your facility. And then some. If you have any questions about how the iGoFigure Software can help manage your MMA facility or any other business, give us a call.
I recently surveyed what other billing solutions companies offer for martial arts studios. I could not believe it. The rates charged by some are so ridiculously high, I don’t see how a dojo can stay in business.
The good news is that Go Figure has integrated with high volume low cost payment processors that offer the best payment processing rates available. $.10 per transation for EFTs, and credit cards rates guaranteed to meet or beat any competitor (send us a statement and we will show you how). One facility that recently switched will save $20,000+ on payment processing fees this year alone.
And its totally integrated so you can process payments with a few clicks of the mouse right from the iGo Figure Software.
If you are paying through the nose to process your payments and would like to stop, give us a call.
Having trouble keeping track of student attendance?
The Go Figure martial arts management school management software can help. Students scan into your facility with a barcoded key tag. You can monitor attendance and run reports on who has and has not been attending.
A great tool to help keep up with your students, and help them stay students longer.
Welcome to Go Figure!
For years, Go Figure has been the largest fitness club management software in the world. We recently significantly upgraded the software to a SQL 2005 platform and a significantly more robust and flexible user interface that is extremely user friendly.
The added flexibility has allowed us to address the needs of many, many different markets, including martial arts studio management. Our CEO, Kyle Zagrodzky, was particularly interested in applying the software to martial arts studios because he is also a registered black belt.
Go Figure has spent millions of dollars developing the software, yet because of our large customer base, it is one of the least expensive, yet most feature-rich software packages available to run your facility. Because of our large customer base, we have also been able to leverage terrific rates for payment processing - ACH for $.10 a transaction, for example.
Since we have started marketing to martial arts facilities, the software has been very well received.
If you have any questions about the software or our company, please let us know, we’d love to hear from you.
Matt Zagrodzky, Vice President