In this saturated Fitness industry, I think the following quote is significant: ‘You can become a millionaire by doing anything… as long as you’re willing to be better than everyone else at it’ So I guess the question is, how? We’ve compiled a list of 3 PT business tips you’ve probably heard before- but are [...]
There’s an ageing factoid floating around that is endlessly trotted out to any small business owner, or potential small business owner, or anyone who happens to mention “small business” – one in seven small businesses fail within first five years. The exact statistics of this idea range from accurate to apocryphal depending on the economy, [...]
Ever been accused of “being on auto-pilot”? This expression is often hurled at people who have flubbed something to which they should have been paying more attention. When you run a business of your own, the number of things you need to keep an eye on can be endless. You could be routinely deprived of [...]
As the Digital Age marches on, the imprint of social media has been made on the psyche of many, if not most, of us. Social media networks such as Twitter and Facebook are a synonymous with the digital age of today as the fax machine and pocket pagers were with the early nineties. As the [...]
Burn It Off Fitness – Resilience In The Industry At PaymentHub, we are committed to helping you grow your business. We are fortunate that through our day to day work, we are constantly hearing success stories of how our systems are being used to help people manage their businesses. This is particularly true of the [...]
Credit cards have become a factor of everyday expenses for many people. Banks offer a slate of different cards and card types. Credit cards are accepted as one of the most common forms of payment, and brands like VISA and American Express have become household names in the western world. For consumers, credit cards are [...]
Over 600 PT’s nationwide currently form part of our PaymentHub fitness community. In interacting with our Trainers, we’ve been fortunate enough to witness their businesses grow from strength to strength. One of these businesses is Imperium Personal Training and Nutrition. Imperium joined PaymentHub last year and has expanded rapidly in this time. Imperium share [...]
Direct Debit, the Payment Industry and Everything As PaymentHub continues to grow and improve its payment solution for businesses around Australia, there are some common things that all of our billers want to know. These are the must-know facts about direct debit, collecting payments, online payment systems, bank account information, dealing with documentation – all [...]
Many users of direct debit encounter the frustration of not having enough control over what happens with their payments, or what is sent to their customers: default fees, terse and unfriendly messages, these are symptoms of a direct debit system that doesn’t allow businesses to keep control over how they present themselves to their customers. [...]
We’ve been speaking to our Top PT’s and listening to how they have built their business from the ground up into thriving operations. Here are 4 hot tips to improve your conversion rates and increase your client base! 1. Don’t make it about you! Every Personal Trainer will understand the importance [...]
PaymentHub has been all about helping small business work smarter to achieve their goals. In the digital age of wireless technology and instant access to information, we wanted to know how to make our service better, so we asked the people who knew best – our billers. Here are the 3 top reasons why PaymentHub has developed Electronic Direct Debit Request forms to complete their paperless Direct Debit system:
The Personal Training industry is a survivor; constantly evolving and adapting to meet the demands of its consumer. This fighting spirit is illustrated in the recent explosion of Boot Camps and Group Training whose army of participants can often be seen zigzagging amongst the trees of public parks and unsettling sand along Australia’s famous coastlines.
An adage bandied about by carpenters past and present is a fitting one for the world of small business. The axiom of “measure twice – cut once” is the tradie’s version of saying “don’t think so – know so”. This sagely advice is echoed in remarks of the newly-appointed Australian Small Business Commissioner Mark Brennan.
Working in the fitness business, you are exposed to a barrage of dieting crazes. The industry is constantly tripping over itself in a bid to uncover the holy grail of ‘eating right’. But in this race to evolve our understanding of nutrition and its’ effects on our bodies, have we overlooked our own evolution?
For almost a decade, PaymentHub has been providing direct billing solutions for small businesses of just about all shapes and sizes. Having control over customers’ payments and streamlining cash flow have been top priorities for our billers. Since direct debit started to emerge in the marketplace in the 1990s, it has become an essential method of payment for businesses, and has helped to simplify the finances of people who don’t like to worry about bills or overdue accounts. With this freedom to debit bank accounts and credit cards on a regular basis came the need to protect against misuse, and so some rules needed to be hashed out.
You are key players in an industry that is celebrated for its sense of lifestyle; a major reason people flock to join the movement is to gain a sense of belonging- to become a part of the fitness family and revel in it’s feelings of acceptance and health. What better way to harness and develop the powers of this following than to create a platform where you are able to monitor, develop and foster a feeling of community and team? This is your opportunity to put the ‘personal’ in Personal Training!
Gone are the days of the tired complaints of video games being a poor substitute for good, wholesome, athletic pursuits, or so it would seem.
For years kids have been urged to pull themselves away from televisions and computer screens, and spend time outdoors in the name of good health and exercise. Sound advice to be sure, but in the digital age we are gifted with new ideas that allow us to have our cake and eat it, too… so to speak.
Whether you acknowledge it or not, you are in the relationship business. Unsurprisingly, the magnetism of this industry lies heavily in the promise that you will have the opportunity to positively affect the lives of scores of people. So once we get hold of these people, how do we turn their latest ‘craze’ into a way of life? And with a bit of luck, a life that includes 2-3 sessions a week?
Mentioning “debtors” to anyone in small business (or in business of any kind for that matter) will elicit responses from eye-rolling exasperation to hand-wringing anxiety. Cash flow is a critical element of a business’ ability to succeed, and chasing debts is costly, time-consuming and one of those things most business owners would love to be without. For those businesses who use direct debit, serial defaulters can quickly become more than just a headache…
Direct Debit Business Building Tips
Your first instinct is to help people, not sell to them, right? So it would seem a little cruel that the latter has found itself to be a vital element in the success of your business and certainly a component a lot of Personal Trainers wage constant war against. Nevertheless, consistent with the principles of our successful trainers is the notion that one does not exist without the other. How will you help people if you do not first sell to them?