The Biggest Budget Mistake You’re Probably Making (and How to Fix it)

Posted on 8/28/18 12:00 PM by Matt Fish

One of the biggest objections I’ve heard from organizations who aren’t willing to modernize their software solution sounds like this: “We don’t have the budget for it.” For some smaller organizations (especially non-profits), this is a legitimate concern; however, other businesses who cite a lack of funds find themselves in that position because of one common mistake.

Find out what big budget mistake often leads to a lack of software budget money:

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3 Ways Your Employees’ Mistakes Will Make Your Business Grow

Posted on 8/20/18 12:00 PM by Matt Fish

Everyone makes mistakes. You. Me. The barista who wrote the wrong name on your Starbucks latte. Everyone.

Leaders in the business world will probably tell you about the trial and error that went into growing their organization over time too. It’s a natural side effect of learning new skills and applying them to the work that you do every single day; this is why mistakes should never be overly demonized.

Discover 3 ways your employees' mistakes will make your business grow:

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3 Reasons Your Business Should Be Different Instead of Better

Posted on 8/8/18 12:00 PM by Francois Gaouette

Competition in business, as in other parts of life, is a natural occurrence. Multiple organizations vying for financial, marketing and branding superiority within the same community is one of the biggest challenges facing entrepreneurs and not-for-profit managers today. However, no matter what business strategies you're using, it’s not in being “better” than the competition that brands and businesses thrive – it’s in being different.

Discover why your organization should focus on being different rather than being better:

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How to Write a Business Plan in 8 Easy Steps

Posted on 7/26/18 12:00 PM by Matt Fish

When speaking to small business owners, entrepreneurs or managers of community organizations, the same question always comes up: Do you really need a business plan? Without a doubt, the answer is yes – even if you’re not starting from scratch.

Discover how to write a business plan in 8 easy steps:

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The Cost of Paper Registration Forms: Details That Will Shock You

Posted on 7/12/18 9:00 AM by Matt Fish

Many community-based organizations, from small business to large organizations, operate with this motto: "If it ain't broke, don't fix it." Oftentimes, this blanket statement includes the continued use of paper registration forms but, as statistics have shown, they can be even more costly to business than adopting new technology.

Discover the shocking truth about the cost of paper forms: 

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How to Grow Your Business with Online Payments

Posted on 7/5/18 12:00 PM by Matt Fish

As e-commerce solutions continue to evolve, organizations that take advantage of this technology will have a competitive advantage over those that don’t. One of the most important business strategies you can implement as a business is accepting online payments. If you’re not already able to process digital payments through credit cards or another online service, this should be the year you start.

Find out how you can use online payments to grow your business:

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5 Simple Business Strategies You Need to be Using

Posted on 6/29/18 9:00 AM by Matt Fish

In recent years, the strategies that govern many community businesses, regardless of scale, have shifted drastically. Advances in consumer technology and the large amount of data at everyone’s fingertips mean that many business leaders have changed their approaches to engaging their audience.

Learn about these 5 simple business strategies that you should be using:

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Infographics - Here is What Amilia Has Done for Gym Clubs

Posted on 6/28/18 10:13 AM by Elizabeth Simoneau

After all the time, energy and money they invest in their gymnastics clubs, owners and other stakeholders want to see that hard work pay off with consistent long-term growth. However, many administrators find themselves bogged down with administrative tasks and unable to devote the time needed to scale the organization over time.

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The 3 Best Online Platforms for Website Development

Posted on 5/14/18 12:00 PM by Matt Fish

If you’re looking to develop a website, the two main options are to have an external contractor build one for you or to use one of many online platforms. If paying thousands or even tens of thousands of dollars on the former doesn’t appeal to you, we’ve got several examples of the latter that can enhance your online presence without a huge time or financial commitment.

Discover the 3 best online platforms for website development:

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7 Reasons Why You Shouldn’t Pay Someone to Develop Your Website

Posted on 5/10/18 12:00 PM by Matt Fish

When it comes to building a website, there are so many options available, including contracting a private firm to help make your digital dreams a reality. However, hiring an external candidate to work on your site won’t always give you a lot of value for your money.

Find out why you shouldn’t pay someone to develop your website:

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