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The importance of budget preparation

It goes without saying that all clubs should have a budget as we need to match our incomings with our outgoings to stay afloat.  The two key reasons are for cash flow planning (essential given the seasonality of sport) and

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Health and Safety – who’s in control?

Now whilst I don’t pretend to be an expert in health and safety, I have been around clubs for long enough to know the importance of paying heed to our responsibilities in terms of health and safety*.  So today’s post

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Creating a great first impression

Yesterday I took my friend to the gym.  She was terrified!  What to me was an everyday occurrence that I enjoyed, became for her a scary experience that took her right out of her comfort zone. On discussing this further

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Situation Vacant…. filling your committee positions

Every year the same thing; people resign from the committee and you are left with some gaping holes in your management structure.  For some this can be a short term issue but for others, finding new committee members can be

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The importance of website review?

I firstly need to declare my interest here.  Running a company that provide websites for sports clubs, I clearly have a vested interest in writing on this topic. However, I do believe it pertinent to take a look at what

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The importance of member retention

Coming from the fitness industry, I recognise the importance of member retention. Often arguments would arise, what is more important sales or retention?  In a fee paying health club the more members the club has the better.  The cost of

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A little less conversation!

An extreme way to keep committee meetings short, taking away the chairs could make it even shorter! Hands up if you’ve ever been to a committee meeting that: a) bored you to tears b) over ran by more than an

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