Why You Should Never Start A Martial Art School As A Business Partnership
Ah, business partnerships. I come back around to this topic at least once a year. And despite my repeated warnings and admonishments to NOT start a martial art school with a partner, for some reason school owners still insist on doing it. So, allow me to explain once again why partnerships and martial art schools…Read More
Why Having A Large Dojo Will Kill Your Martial Arts School
So lately in the newsletter, I’ve been talking about reasons why dojo owners fail… Earlier this week I wrote about attitude and ego, and how those two factors can absolutely kill a school owner right out of the gate. And yesterday, I also briefly discussed overhead, and how high overhead can bog your school’s growth…Read More
I Need To Grow My Dojo – Where Do I Start?
If you need to grow your dojo but your don’t know where to start, read this article.Read More
How I Nearly Lost My Dojo To A Con Artist
The Trouble With Steve I met Steve in one of my kickboxing fitness classes. He was a middle-aged, balding, overweight ex-lineman who was determined to hang through an entire class. The first time he tried, I’m pretty sure he was close to stroking out. But, he stuck with it. Before long, I struck up a…Read More
How To Be Taken Seriously As A Martial Art School Owner
I know, that’s a pretty ambiguous title, and it covers a lot of ground in the business of running a martial art school. However, I’ve found that it’s something a lot of my clients overlook, and it ends up being trouble for them in the long run. Being taken seriously in the martial arts is…Read More
Want To Start A Martial Art School?
Then What Are You Waiting For? Today’s post is more of a pep talk than a tutorial. I’m writing this today for those of you who have been reading my blog and newsletter faithfully for months or even years, but who have yet to start a martial art school. My question to you is –…Read More