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Want to generate more revenue? Idea #2 offer workshops!

Posted on Oct 6, 2016 12:54:28 PM by Kristen Goecke

Do you have skilled and passionate employees? Are some of your customers always looking to improve and better themselves? How about prospective customers who have expressed interest but don’t have the time or aren’t ready to make a commitment to a full session? Sometimes it’s easier to commit to a 1-3 session  or a weekend workshop than it is to a full 10 week course.

Take full advantage of your staff’s expertise by offering weekend and evening seminars or development workshops. Just choose a theme which will interest as many people as possible, set a price for the seminar and launch it!

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Want to generate more revenue? Idea #1 offer kids birthday parties.

Posted on Sep 28, 2016 11:44:48 AM by Kristen Goecke

Here at Amilia, we’ve been working with activity based organizations for a long time now and while we serve a diverse group of organizations, the one thing they have in common is their desire to generate more revenue and grow their business. We’ve seen a lot of great ideas and one of the best and more lucrative is offering kids birthday parties.

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2 Ways to Expand Your Services and Integrate New Customers

Posted on Sep 15, 2016 11:50:04 AM by Kristen Goecke

Are your activities for all age groups? Are you serving all possible customers? By adding a new program to your offerings, you can reach more participants. In your industry several age groups are often neglected: the very young and seniors. Stand out from the competition by opening the doors of your organization! Discover two new groups of clients.

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Customer Success VS Customer Support: What’s the difference and why it matters when selecting online registration software.

Posted on Sep 7, 2016 4:25:57 PM by Kristen Goecke

value.jpgThere is no shortage of things you need to consider and evaluate when selecting Online Registration Software. One factor that frequently gets overlooked is Customer Success.

First off Customer Success VS Customer Support: what’s the difference.

Customer Success is when you (the client) achieves the desired outcome through interactions with the software vendor. Customer Support is a tool or process employed as a means to achieve this goal along with onboarding/implementation, customer education and community.

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4 Ways You Can Win at SEO (locally)

Posted on Aug 22, 2016 2:24:26 PM by Kristen Goecke

How do people find your business? The first place I look for activities and classes for my family is a Google search and 9 times out of 10 the results are disappointing. Why is this? Most small activity based businesses still have not been able use SEO (Search Engine Optimization) to their advantage.

A quick internet search on SEO brings up an unbelievable amount of information and companies selling their SEO skills for a fairly hefty price. The good news is, you don’t necessarily need to spend a bunch of money and resources to give yourself a competitive edge and get your business on the first page of search results in your area.

This is why Local SEO is so important for your business.

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Payment Processor Integration: The Deeper the Better

Posted on Aug 16, 2016 4:14:19 PM by Kristen Goecke


Online Registration and Online Payment is one of those things that goes together like peanut butter and jelly, Batman and Robin, Captain and Tennille, each is great on their own but together, they are SOOO much better. With Online Registration and Online Payment your client enjoys the seamless, convenient process of registering and paying for your activities and purchasing memberships, merchandise, just like any other online shopping site. PLUS, you get to enjoy a massive reduction in paperwork, data entry, and debt collection.

Most online registration platforms can connect to multiple payment processors or merchant accounts but some form partnerships with one or two specific payment processor. Why?

These partnerships come about for various reasons: fees, customer service, easier connection, integration. While we can’t speak on other registration providers’ partnerships, Amilia has chosen to partner with Paysafe for all of these reasons.

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How YOU can help make Amilia Great! AND create the products you need.

Posted on Jul 28, 2016 10:11:57 AM by Kristen Goecke

We’ve said it before and we will say it again and again and again: here at Amilia we have an amazing team of developers who are constantly hard at work upgrading and improving the platform and working on new features, products and modules intended to delight our customers and attract new ones. We are striving to have the most complete platform on the market so you have all the tools you need under one roof.

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Overwhelmed with Online Registration Software options? We've got the guide for you!

Posted on Jul 21, 2016 1:13:51 PM by Kristen Goecke

These days, having an online presence is a necessity. Sure you will attract new clients by word of mouth, direct mail, by chance or if you’re really lucky your business is near a Pokemon stop - but the fact is your future clients are searching for you online.

But you know this already and have an advantage over your competitors who are not online. Unfortunately, your competitors will figure this out sooner rather than later and will get online as well. So what’s next? What will give you an edge?

Online Registration!

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Make Sure Your Online Registration Software Doesn't Stunt Your Growth.

Posted on Jul 14, 2016 2:20:38 PM by Kristen Goecke

Business is business and business must grow … do you know if your Online Registration software can grow with you?

It’s a very important question and should be a factor in your Online Registration software evaluation criteria. As your business, the market and  technology evolves, so should your Online Registration software.

While we can’t predict the future, we can identify characteristics and values that indicate whether or not a software provider is prepared to grow with you.

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Is your registration period too hot to handle?

Posted on Jul 6, 2016 11:26:13 AM by Kristen Goecke

So it’s time to start thinking about your next registration period. This is typically a flurry of activity: setting the session schedules, gathering the forms for your participants to complete, promoting registration  and pre registration periods etc.

And then the mad rush of everyone registering at once to ensure a coveted spot for their kid, or themselves.  It’s a tremendous amount of work but good news for you! Online Registration Software can cut down on much of the work involved.

It's time to start thinking about that mad rush of everyone trying to register at once - can your software handle all those registrations at once? You are hot but are you Kim K. HOT?

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