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The 4 Steps of Event Safety and Security

Event safety and security may not be top-of-mind when thinking about organizing or hosting a sports club event or a concert, but it should be. Not only is it crucial to the welfare of your participants, attendees, contractors, but also to your bottom line. Planning When beginning your event planning, make it clear who will be responsible for safety and security. It might be beneficial to write a business safety and security plan so all involved will know what to do and who is responsible for what. Your plan should include the scope of the event, location and audience type. Your local...


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How to Run a Successful Martial Arts School

You opened your karate or martial arts studio because it is a sport you are good at and have been excited about for a long time. Running a martial arts school to teach others the sport you love seemed like a natural next step. It sounds so exciting and adventurous, and you are confident that your school will be the best, but sports skill, excitement, and confidence DO NOT necessarily EQUAL SUCCESS. You don’t have to be super business-savvy to know how to run a successful martial arts school. If you keep your eye on what you want out of the business (the point of it all), and have cursory...


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How to Avoid Insurance Fraud

Every day across the United States, someone is committing insurance fraud. According to the Coalition Against Insurance Fraud: $80 billion is stolen through insurance fraud schemes every year! Everyone pays a steep price for these fraudulent schemes – insurers losses are reflected in our health and home insurance premium increases, car insurance rate increases, consumer goods costing more, and businesses going out of business. What is Insurance Fraud and Why it is so Prevalent Insurance fraud is committed when someone collects money from an insurance company or agent that they have no right...


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5 Signs It's Time for Special Event Liability Insurance

Summer time and the living is easy. A lot of people feel like they want to live it up by throwing parties and events that cater to having a gas, a blast, with vast crowds amassed, but before much planning has passed, the host has hopefully asked about the value of special event liability insurance. Having liability insurance for special events is a wise move, and more often than not a “must-have,” especially if you own a venue. Whether the event is large or small, having the right insurance is really important to keep you, your guests, and any employees covered and protected....


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Little-Known Knock-Out Facts About Martial Arts

You may be quite an authority on martial arts, but there are some pretty fascinating facts about the history and traditions of these combat systems that you may not know. Here are some knock out facts and  specifics that might floor martial arts studio owners and karate adults (in addition to “Karate Kids,” Tai Kwon Do pros and the most avid Bruce Lee, Van Damme or Jackie Chan fan). For example, did you know: Black is just Mish-Mash of All the Colors: There are a wide range of colors in the belt system of karate: white, brown, yellow, etc. But rather than some dark secret...