Just had a gentleman message me about this blog, he said he loved the last post, is joining Tsu ( https://www.tsu.co/Gregory_Gavin ) and our mailing list but suggested I write an article about business governance, business start up and what a martial arts club needs to have in place.
He is a martial arts instructor and is looking to make his club a business. But he is struggling, as there is a lack of information on-line.
I pointed out my post on “risky business” and that we offer business advice through a free consultation.
He admitted he hadn’t read the previous posts and would get back to me.
But he has raised an interesting point.
So you are looking to make your club into a business..
Sorry but your club is already a business,If you are providing a service, you are running a business.
Too many instructors look at their clubs as a hobby. It may be your hobby but, whether it makes a profit or not, it is classed as a business.
Therefore you need to comply with the mandatory requirements for businesses set out under current UK legislation.
Governance is the key, You need to have all your boxes ticked.
As an association we take it all pretty seriously. The continued professional developement of our staff and instructors is high on our agenda, with courses and seminars run through out the year.
Every one of our instructors is Level 3 First Aid trained and has a Level 3 accredited teaching qualification.
We dedicate the free time over the festive period to specific instructor training, refreshers and skills evaluations.
As part of their CPD, four of our instructors are at present working on their Level 4 Certificate in Education and Training.
Every club in the association sings of the same hymn sheet, with a standardised governance pack issued whenever we get a new club/instructor come on board.
– Health and Safety
– Control of Infection
– Safe Guarding
– First Aid
– Fire Safety
– Manual Handling
– Risk assessments
If you run a business without the right paperwork you run the risk of prosecution.
Now as I have said, we offer free advice so give us a call.
If you would rather speak face to face, visit an event we are teaching at and we will spend time answering your questions.
Our next open lecture is on Friday the 17th of April at the TAMMAA Martial Arts Weekend in the Baron Court Hotel, Walsall.
This is free to attend, contact firstname.lastname@example.org for details
We also offer lectures, seminars and workshops for other associations, if you would like us to attend your events we are more than happy to.
If you prefer to out source, we can supply governance packs, training and insurance, all branded for your club or association and ready to use.
Hopefully this has helped but if not or you have a specific topic you would like me to cover, send me an email and I’ll get in touch..
Speak to you soon
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