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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

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

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

7 Ways to Become a More Confident Team Member

Posted by Sherry Howell on May 29, 2019 8:00:00 AM

Confidence is a necessary trait that most successful people possess.

However, it’s a tricky one because it requires a delicate balance between confidence and humility. Too little confidence and you lose credibility with others, while too much confidence can cost you others’ support and, ultimately, their respect.

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Topics: Employee Management, Facility Operations

Free Point of Sale System Checklist

Posted by Sherry Howell on May 22, 2019 11:26:54 AM

A POS system should do much, much more than just process transactions.

The right solution can create efficiencies and enhance your FEC in ways you might never have expected—and in more than just one area. Take the test to see if yours is hitting the mark.

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Topics: Point of Sale, Access Control, Employee Management, Facility Operations, Cashless, Online Sales & Ticketing, Food & Beverage

How to Use Data to Make Smart Business Decisions Faster than Ever Before

Posted by Sherry Howell on May 8, 2019 9:46:02 AM

Introducing new CenterEdge Business Intelligence Tool

You’re a busy operator and if you’re like us, you probably spend time wondering if you’re doing all you can to grow your business or operate more efficiently. You’ve heard in seminars all about the importance of being data-driven and making smarter decisions. But what does that even mean in the real world?

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Topics: Reporting & Analytics, CenterEdge Advantage POS, Employee Management, Facility Operations

Liability Waiver Maintenance 101: Giving Your Park’s Waiver Process a Good Spring Cleaning

Posted by Sherry Howell on Apr 17, 2019 10:20:40 AM

Liability waivers are a must for trampoline parks and are becoming more common than ever in family entertainment centers.

New attractions like axe throwing are obvious places for waivers, but it’s also a good idea to use liability waivers in conjunction with VR attractions as well. If you’re considering a new attraction or are just looking to do a little freshening up of your facility’s safety or guest service practices this spring, now’s the time to review your waiver process to see if it’s providing the right experience for your guests and your staff.

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Topics: Employee Management, Integrated Waivers, Facility Operations

Make Your Guest Experience Better and a Build a Great Team at Your Park or FEC

Posted by Sherry Howell on Mar 27, 2019 8:00:00 AM

How recognition — when done correctly — can make all the difference.

In the family entertainment industry, most of us firmly believe that we’re in the “day-making” business and that it’s our job to help people build lasting memories and stronger relationships. If you think about it, each memory that we help create isn’t the sum of every little detail of a guest’s time with us, but rather, some high point, feeling or interaction makes a difference to that person. A moment like this becomes a perfect snapshot in someone’s mind.

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Topics: Employee Management

Free Training Resource for FEC Team Members

Posted by Sherry Howell on Feb 13, 2019 10:42:09 AM

Being the face of the FEC is not always an easy job—like keeping that bright smile shining and making sure you have all the answers all the time.

But if you’re not having fun, you’re definitely not doing it right! Use this easy Q and A checklist to make sure you’re hitting all the essentials, so instead of worrying about your top to do’s you can focus on the fun.

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Topics: FEC, Sales, Employee Management, Facility Operations, Birthday Party & Groups

How to Overcome Sales Growth Obstacles in Your FEC

Posted by Sherry Howell on Jan 23, 2019 11:14:13 AM

Discover what’s holding your frontline sales team back from achieving success.

Many people see sales as a job function that only a unique few undertake, but the truth is that every day, humans are trying to get other people to buy something. As children, we sell our friends on the game we want to play. As teens, we’re selling a potential date on why they should go out with us. And as adults, we’re selling our coworkers, bosses and clients on our ideas and offerings. But for some reason, the word “sales” invokes feelings of displeasure or even fear, and can cause us to fall short of our potential because we have preconceived notions that it’s hard, unwelcome or generally not something we want to do.

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Topics: FEC, Employee Management, Facility Operations