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From Employee To CEO: Stop Buffering

If you’re moving from being an employee to a business owner, you’re probably feeling a little overwhelmed. The transition is not easy, though there are a lot of resources out there to tap into. In fact, there are so many ideas and views about how to successfully run a business that you can end up “buffering,” planning, and researching trampoline software options for… ever. But there are some big things you know you need to do.

Instead of using skills you needed before, like showing up on time, following directions, and reporting issues to your superior, you’re in charge. You show up when you want to, you make the directions, and you’re the superior who has to sort out the issues. As the head honcho, you need to create the structures that allow your employees to make your business the best it can be.

One thing we recommend: choose your plan and stick with it as long as you can. When you listen to a lot of podcasts and read a lot of books, you can be tempted to shift your plans as you gather more information. And it’s good to keep learning. But you’ll never start your trampoline park if you’re constantly restarting from scratch.

Have you already made the upgrade from employee to CEO? What was the hardest part? Tell us below!

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Love is in the Air: Valentine's Day Marketing Ideas

Are you ready for Valentine’s Day? You may have dinner reservations all squared away, but we’re not asking about your personal life. Your business can get in on the fun of Valentine’s Day, too. And since businesses are people in the eyes of the law, we think a little Valentine’s Day activity is even more necessary. Keep scrolling to get some great (and easy) ideas of how to celebrate Valentine’s Day at your family entertainment center.

Spread the Love

Valentine’s Day can be a pricy affair, so sweeten the deal a smidge. Consider your target demographic, and think of ways to gently remind them of your park. Whether your patrons are young or just young at heart, you can stay at the forefront of their minds with the right moves.

Consider offering two for one deals (that are tailor-made for couples who want to get out of the house), and don’t miss the chance to make your signage or social media posts full of heart-eye emojis.

Other festive ideas may include softer sells, like just sending every customer on your email-list a Valentine. This is a holiday that nobody wants to be left out of. Sure, a Valentine from a local trampoline park may not be as desirable as one from their special person, but that doesn’t mean it won’t be appreciated. Extra points if you make it funny!

Consider your single friends on this #singleawarenessday. If your brand is less lovey and more boisterous, tailoring your marketing to single people may be better suited to your FEC. Show single people the love by offering something that makes being single less sad. Even consider throwing a Singles Day party.

Free cookies! The end. Just kidding. But, seriously, free cookies are a great way to catch the eye of someone scrolling through Instagram or driving past your trampoline park. Offering a free treat on Valentine’s Day helps the day stay a little special, and it’s a great way to give back to the people who help support your business!

Love isn’t always about romance, and Valentine’s Day seems a perfect opportunity to share love in more than one way. Consider offering some of the proceeds to a charity, to make you and your patrons’ hearts a little fuller.

If you don’t want to go the super-saccharine route, consider turning the holiday on its head. Encourage your Facebook and other social media friends to tell their worst date stories… ever. Of course, make sure to offer a chance to win a prize (to try and make that terrible date memory go away).

Or, there’s just the classic cardstock paper valentine. On Valetine’s Day, why not offer some colorful hearts for your raving fans to share? There are so many trampoline puns you can take advantage of, such as:

I flipping love you.

I’m head over heels for you.

I’d jump for joy if you’d go out with me.

You rate sky high with me.

You make my heart bounce.

Looking for more ideas and ways to improve your trampoline park business? Our family entertainment center point of sale software knows how to show you the love. Give us a call at 1 (888) 500-2618 or email us at sales@active8pos.com to learn more.

BizInspo: Business Inspiration

Are you ready for warmer weather? As the cooler weather lingers on and on and on, you may find yourself loosing steam. Waking up to pitch black darkness is getting old, and snowstorms are no longer fanciful winter wonderlands.

If you find yourself stuck and uninspired, a vacation might be the panacea you’re looking for. Or, if you’re not ready to hop on a plane and jetset down to the sunny part of the world, you might just need a little boost of inspiration. Keep reading for some of our favorite motivational & business personalities to get you excited and bustling again.

Gary V

This guy is a must-follow on Instagram. He’s always dispensing nuggets of wisdom from how to succeed, what to value, and how to keep hustling.

Tony Robbins

The OG. If you want to follow someone who inspires and helps keep you focused on the bigger picture, Robbins is your guy.

Jean Sincero

Her straight-forward reasoning in You Are A Badass can help you turn a corner in your life. Plus, her energy is infectious.

Brooke Castillo

This life coach helps talk through problems that we create for ourselves. If you think you’re getting in your own way, find her podcast immediately.

How’s that for a breath of fresh air? Now that you’re feeling all recharged and ready to take on the world, tackle your to-do list. Is upgrading your out-of-date trampoline park software on there? Call us at 1 (888) 500-2618 to learn more about how we can help.