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Online at USIndoor — In Case You Missed It ...
  • Rocky Top Sports World (TN) served as many people in its first six months of operation as it planned for the entire first year.
  • The inflatable dome and outdoor-sized soccer field at High Velocity Sports (MI) was officially opened.
  • The East Rochester facility at Total Sports Experience (NY) was featured by Roc City Hurling in its new promotional video as the home of its indoor hurling season.
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Are You Indispensable to Your Customers?
By Adrian Davis
As you look at your customer base, are there any customers who really can't do without you? If not, you could be in big trouble. Our economy is fragile, and it is no longer sheltered from the unpredictable upheavals overseas. Anything that happens anywhere in the world can cause an economic downturn in North America, resulting in difficult financial challenges for your customers. The easiest way to deal with these challenges is to simply stop paying suppliers. Sometimes that means altogether, and other times, it means delaying payments until cash flow improves. Either way, it means trouble for you.
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5 Key Attributes of Effective Leaders
By Betty Boyd
Do you have what it takes to be a leader? Not everyone can or should be a leader. It takes a lot of extra work and stress — everyone is looking to you for every important decision. Leadership is also not one-size-fits-all. Leaders must make a commitment not only to themselves, but also to others. So what does it take to be an effective leader? Here are five key attributes.
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USIndoor Calendar

January Through Zoom Media & Marketing, USIndoor facilities can participate in a national sampling opportunity for Tom's of Maine children's toothpaste. Please respond as soon as possible to participate in this offer.
January Automatic membership renewals begin processing; make sure contact and payment information is up to date. Renewal links can be found at USIndoor.com's membership page.
January Registration opens for 2015 Conference and Trade Show in Dallas/Fort Worth (Individual, Exhibitor)
January 29 Submission deadline for Spring issue of GO Indoor — send items to sylvie@usindoor.com.
Mid- to late February Spring 2015 issue of GO Indoor published; annual print edition mailed.
May 12-14, 2015 15th Annual Conference and Trade Show, Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas


Balancing Your Work Life and Personal Life
Entrepreneur
Launching a startup or fighting to grow a small company is a tough slog through any number of different challenges that require your full attention. Finding time to live the rest of your life can be a hardship unto itself.
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Is Bigger Really Better? Leasing the Right Size of Commercial Space
By Dale Willerton and Jeff Grandfield
Commercial tenants often say they are not making any money because their rent is too high. Sometimes this is a true statement, but more often than not, the commercial tenant has simply leased too many square feet. When it comes to leasing commercial space, tenants often agree to take a smaller, larger or inappropriately sized or shaped unit. They then try to justify the choice by saying this was the best location. Tenants are compromising when doing this, and more site selection may be necessary before simply accepting "the best of the worst" available.
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A Small-Business Owner's Guide to Accepting Credit Cards
American Express' OPEN Forum
For most small-business owners, operations understandably start small and scale up over time. Unless a business hits the jackpot, this growth is usually slow for a while before it eventually takes off. When business does start to pour in, operations often have to be completely restructured, reorganized or changed in order to accommodate the growth in the customer base. One function that small-business owners are frequently forced to reevaluate at this juncture is how they accept payments.
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