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7 Truths of a Great New Team Member Onboarding Process

Posted by Sherry Howell on Aug 21, 2019 8:00:00 AM

Onboarding new team members is an essential part of any leader’s job, but onboarding processes often miss the mark. So much, in fact, that only 12% of employees believe their companies do a great job onboarding

The key to a great onboarding process is consistency and a continuous focus on evolving your program.  Read on for seven onboarding truths that will improve your new team member process today:

 

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Topics: Employee Management, Facility Operations, Goal Setting

CenterEdge Pro Tip: Create Special Sale Items With Hidden Webstore Links

Posted by Sherry Howell on Aug 14, 2019 8:00:00 AM

Offer special sales and pre-purchase opportunities to fundraiser groups, VIPS or group events with hidden webstore links that you can add to any digital marketing effort or campaign.

Today’s CenterEdge Pro Tip from Director of Training and Education Rosie Salas shows you how to create special offers via private link to your webstore without making them available to the general public.

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Topics: Sales, CenterEdge Advantage POS, Facility Operations

7 Steps for a Better Birthday Party Check-In at Your FEC

Posted by Sherry Howell on Aug 7, 2019 8:00:00 AM

Due to the upcoming Birthday University event in Atlanta, GA, we have birthdays on the brain – and we’re thinking about best practices to make your party teams as efficient as possible.

 

From selling your package to serving the cake, it’s essential that every part of the process is top-notch. But one point of stress that we often hear about is in the party check-in process; so, we decided to update this popular blog to help you manage your check-in better.

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Topics: Facility Operations, Birthday Party & Groups

Discovering the Heart of Your FEC: The Importance of "Why"

Posted by Sherry Howell on Jul 31, 2019 8:00:00 AM

CenterEdge recently had the opportunity to sponsor and attend Foundations Entertainment University in Chicago, where FEC owners, operators and enthusiasts came together to learn, network and make decisions about their businesses. 

Naturally, one topic spoken about throughout was the importance of delivering an exceptional guest experience. Most of us would agree that delivering an unrivaled guest experience is a top priority in the entertainment world … but it’s also easier said than done. Why is that? 

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Topics: Employee Management, Facility Operations, Goal Setting

Eliminate 7 Hidden FEC Costs in Less Than a Month

Posted by Sherry Howell on Jul 24, 2019 8:00:00 AM

Maintaining an efficient family entertainment center or amusement facility is a tough balancing act, but one area that needs constant focus is cost management.

Unfortunately, thousands of dollars may still be slipping through the cracks of your business thanks to hidden costs.

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Topics: Reporting & Analytics, Employee Management, Facility Operations

FEC Competition: 5 Situations That Steal Your Summer Customers (And How to Win Them Back)

Posted by Sherry Howell on Jul 17, 2019 8:00:00 AM


There are already plenty of amusement outlets competing for the entertainment dollar, but for many indoor family entertainment centers, the summer presents even more challenges to keeping your guests loyal.

Before you decide to change your hours or do a rain dance in the parking lot, consider this sage advice from marketing expert, Jill Konrath: “Know your competition, but don’t obsess over them.”

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Topics: Customer Loyalty, Marketing, Sales, Facility Operations

Free FEC Sales and Marketing Checklist

Posted by Sherry Howell on Jul 10, 2019 8:00:00 AM

Are you doing all you can at your FEC to maximize your bottom line?

Get guests to come in and keep them coming back for more with a solid sales process and a toolbox full of marketing efforts to entice guests ... and improve profits. Here’s what you can do to keep your facility top of mind and guests jumping for more.

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Topics: FEC, Point of Sale, Marketing, Sales, Facility Operations, Online Sales & Ticketing

5 Delegation Do’s and Don’ts Every Great Leader Must Know

Posted by Sherry Howell on Jun 26, 2019 8:00:00 AM

Great leaders know that delegation means the difference between workload balance and burnout.

When done correctly, delegating not only benefits the manager but also provides growth and leadership opportunities to team members. However, it’s more complicated than simply telling others what to do.

We put together a few do’s and don’ts to help you refine your ability to delegate as a leader:

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Topics: Employee Management, Facility Operations

5 Ways a Poor Online Sales Experience Costs Your FEC or Amusement Park Money

Posted by Sherry Howell on Jun 19, 2019 8:00:00 AM

You work hard to run your business and offer your guests a safe, clean and exciting place to have fun; naturally, you want it to thrive.

One important tool that successful businesses have in common is a well-performing online purchase experience.

Some of the benefits include receiving revenue in advance, shorter wait times and “sales while you sleep” – but if implemented ineffectively, your online store could be working against your business.

In our experience, there are a handful of common pitfalls many FECs, trampoline parks, and amusement and water parks still succumb to … and they could be costing your business money. Here are the top five:

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Topics: Point of Sale, Sales, Birthday Party & Groups, Online Sales & Ticketing

Top 10 Phrases Team Members Should Never Say

Posted by Sherry Howell on Jun 12, 2019 8:00:00 AM

The human element is an important component of providing your guests with the best possible experience.

Service interactions can be tough enough to navigate because every guest need and situation is different … and if a team member says the wrong thing, it can be like hitting the nuclear button.

Even the most seasoned team members have trouble saying the right phrases at the right time. But, without a doubt, there are some guest service phrases team members should avoid at all costs.

Read on for our top ten phrases that team members should never use.

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Topics: Employee Management, Facility Operations