Subject: A (Late) Christmas Gift From Mike Massie...

A (Late) Christmas Gift From Mike Massie...

December 29th, 2016 at 2:57 pm CDT

Friend, Hey, I'm on vacation and I know I already emailed you today. However, I just finished some website housecleaning on the MABD site, and I uploaded a new freebie on the MABD subscriber download page. And since you're already subscribed, I wante ...

Happy New Year From Mike Massie!

December 30th, 2016 at 7:09 am CDT

Friend, So, this Sunday we'll be ringing in the New Year. Are you looking forward to 2017, or dreading it? I sincerely hope you're looking forward to it. But if not, may I suggest something? While everyone else is making resolutions to lose weight, g ...

What Should New Dojo Owners Focus On?

December 29th, 2016 at 7:15 am CDT

Friend, I see people recommending all kinds of stuff to new studio owners. Usually, it goes something like this: "You need to focus on your curriculum. Here, buy this certification course.""You need to focus on systems. Here's a $10,000 consulting pa ...

How To Get Stuff Done In Your Dojo...

December 28th, 2016 at 7:04 am CDT

Friend, You're probably taking it easy this week, what with everyone traveling and relaxing over the holidays. But when January 2nd rolls around, you're going to have a million and one things to do, right? When you're running a business, sometimes it ...

Tai Chi To Prepare For An MMA Match?

December 27th, 2016 at 6:52 am CDT

Friend, We all know Conor McGregor caught all kinds of hell for using some rather touchy-feely training methods to prepare for his more recent fights. However, we also know that guy does all the other stuff pro fighters have to do. Pad work. Ground w ...

Is Martial Arts Marketing Evil?

December 26th, 2016 at 7:32 am CDT

Friend, I hear this at least once a month. "Mike, I wasn't going to buy your stuff because it looks so... 'markety.' But my friend kept telling me how great it was so I took a chance. Glad I did, this stuff is great." Or something to that effect. Now ...

Merry Christmas from Mike Massie!

December 23rd, 2016 at 6:59 am CDT

Mike Massie here, and I just wanted to say Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to you and yours. Here's to wishing you all the cheer and joy you can handle this holiday season. Best regards, Mike MassieMartialArtsBusinessDaily.com P.S. - The podcast I ...

Tired of Working Holidays at the Dojo?

December 22nd, 2016 at 6:53 am CDT

Friend, So, are you tired of working holidays at your dojo? I know what some of you are thinking: "No, Mike -- I'm tired of working holidays at my day job!" Yeah, the truth is when you run your own dojo you can shut it down on the holidays. Having ...

The Realities of Running a Dojo...

December 21st, 2016 at 6:45 am CDT

Friend, Ever have someone come in your school to enroll, saying how much they want to spar? You know what happens nine times in ten... the first time they get hit they change their mind real fast. Suddenly, Crossfit and ballroom dance lessons are loo ...

Slow Holiday Season At The Dojo? Then Check This Out...

December 20th, 2016 at 7:37 am CDT

Friend, It's funny how a little knowledge and experience can change your perspective on things. When I started out as a school owner, I was told that November and December were slow months, so I shouldn't even waste any money on marketing during that ...