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Tips & Best Practices for Family Entertainment Centers

Why On The Job Training Is Not A Solid Training Plan

By Beth Standlee / July 17, 2018 / 0 Comments

I was walking tonight and noticed a group of 10-year-old boys practicing baseball. The level of focus that the coach managed with these boys struck me. He would run through the play, and then run through it again, and then again. There were runners on 1st and 2nd. The batter hit the ball, and the…

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FEC Marketing Made Easy, Vol. 6

By Rosie Sales / July 10, 2018 / 0 Comments

Welcome to the July marketing blog! We have officially finished half the year and, hopefully, we have hosted some wonderful promotions, events, and had good engagement on social media. Have you planned the second half of your year? If you haven’t, here’s good news: There is still time! As always, we have an entire calendar…

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Ways to Jazz Up Your Party Rooms

By Rosie Sales / July 3, 2018 / 1 Comment

When was the last time you touched up your party rooms? I remember it was always one of the last things on my list. It sure could have used more time and attention, though. Think of it this way, if 20% of sales are coming from birthday parties, don’t you want to make sure the…

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Business Lessons from a Scooter

By Beth Standlee / June 26, 2018 / 5 Comments

Weird title, I know, but I’m compelled to share the interesting business “in my face” practical lessons I’m learning. I’ve injured my left foot, and the doctor insists that the only way for healing to take place is to not bare weight at all on the injured foot for the four-six weeks. Yikes! To keep…

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Looking Good and Smelling Good

By Phil Showler / June 19, 2018 / 0 Comments

We’ve all had seasons of our lives where we just wanted to “look good and smell good” to show others we’re doing great….even to the extent of a “fake it till you make it” kinda thing. I wonder, is this the season our industry (location-based entertainment, fun centers) is currently going through due to a…

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FEC Marketing Made Easy Vol 5

By Rosie Sales / June 11, 2018 / 1 Comment

Happy June! It’s officially summer. If you missed last month’s volume of the monthly marketing blog, we talked about doing a social media checkup. You can view the article here. This month, I wanted to talk about planning your promotions. Each month we give you loads of ideas for promotions. Planning and implementing that promotion…

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Do You Need a Sales Coach?

By Beth Standlee / June 4, 2018 / 0 Comments

Maybe I should have titled this article “Why Use a Sales Coach.” Then I could have given you all the reasons why you should. However, I thought it better to ask you if you needed the help simply. My experience is that people are lousy at asking for help. For me, asking for help is…

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9 Ways To Get Back On Track

By Rosie Sales / May 23, 2018 / 3 Comments

There are only five more days of school down here in Texas! I know. I can’t believe it either. It’s always easy in the summer to get off track, which is the worst time, since it’s the last half of the year. I was thinking back to when I worked in a center. It was…

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Tips for Great Guest Service

By Mary Southwick / May 15, 2018 / 2 Comments

A few weeks ago my mom and I went to dinner at the Cracker Barrel in Kerrville, TX. I asked if we could be seated in Stephen’s section. We had had Stephen before and he was phenomenal. He even has four stars on his apron to show it! Stephen wasn’t there and we were seated…

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FEC Marketing Made Easy Vol 4

By Rosie Sales / May 8, 2018 / 1 Comment

Welcome to the May marketing blog! If you haven’t read the other marketing posts from this year, you can find them here. If you are new to the blog, each month we’ll share information about what’s happening in social media and marketing, give you promotion and marketing ideas for your center, and answer questions you…

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