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Just Wondering

This is not a political blog. For the last 8 years or so that I have been blogging I have done my best to stay away from being political, at least on this forum. But today, I have to ask a question.I’m just wondering. What the heck happened to us?Racial…

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Centers are starting to open up and are doing so with great alacrity and innovativeness. I always said that bowling proprietors are some of the most ingenious people I know who are consistently good at developing new ways to engage customers. Of course, some do it better than others, but all…

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(I recently received a business newsletter that had an interesting article, referencing something I had been thinking about and I wanted to share it with you. Below is the article) Have You Been Running at Half Speed During the Covid 19 Lockdown? By Siimon Reynolds It’s very understandable of course….

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Laughter

We are going back, albeit slowly, to the things that make us feel “normal.” In some states, not in all states, but some, haircuts, restaurants, outdoor dining, bars, local retail shopping, some movie theatres, gyms, and bowling centers are starting to open.And when customers come back, what do they most…

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Attitude

I spent a fair amount of time reading these past few months, business books, marketing books and historical works; the latter being one of my favorite categories. One of the last books I finished was about the building of the Brooklyn Bridge and back in 1883 when it was finished…

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Open For Business…Soon

It is now 7 weeks since the stay at home orders have been issued in our state and it appears that pretty soon we will be allowed to be open which will be great, but how we open will be crucial. One thing for sure, it won’t ever be like…

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Like Many Of You

Like many of you, it’s been almost 4 weeks since I have been quarantined at home and almost the same amount of time we closed our bowling center in Ohio.The last few weeks have been taken up with filling out forms for SBA, PPP and disaster relief loans. It’s been…

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The Dark Side Of The Moon

As many of you know, not only do I consult to bowling proprietors, but I also am the marketing guy for BVL. So this blog is about marketing and BVL. It’s a good combination for your business. Here’s why.A couple of weeks ago, I visited a sick friend in Florida,…

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Success

“Success”, said a bowling proprietor friend of mine, “only means one thing to us and that’s how often our cash register rings and what we have left at the end of the year. If it’s more than last year, we’re successful. If not, we’re not.”I pondered this a while and…

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