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  • Bellingham Sportsplex (Wash.) is the host of a local figure skating club that has seen a rise in interest due to the Winter Olympics.
  • Facility operator Tony Glavin of Tony Glavin Soccer Club (Mo.) is working to bring a USL Pro soccer franchise, and possibly and MLS club, to St. Louis.
  • Plano Sports Authority (Texas) has broken ground on their fourth facility, a 90,000 square-foot building in McKinney.
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Pick your outside management team wisely
Statesman Journal
Studies show 3 in 5 small businesses fail within the first year. Causes vary, but the primary reasons can usually be traced to insufficient management skills and poor planning. Paying attention to choosing the best advisers can significantly increase the odds of success. You will have at least four important "partners" — an attorney, an accountant, a banker and an insurance agent. These "partners" are your outside management team.
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2014 Conference and Trade Show
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Registration is now open for the 2014 Conference and Trade Show! Individuals and exhibitors can sign up to attend this year's event in Louisville, Ky. This year's conference includes the Certified Arena Operator class as well as the popular facility bus tour. And don't forget to sign up for the post-conference celebration at Churchill Downs!
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How to manage your small business expenses to maintain healthy profits
Business 2 Community
Whether in times of a slow or growing economy, companies need to constantly manage the appropriation of business expenses to ensure they maintain healthy profits. Small business owners have to know which expenses to cut when the economy is slow and which expenses to increase in order to grow their business. Properly managing your business expense can be tricky but we'll go over the most common expenses besides rent, utilities and cost of goods sold.
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2014 Certified Arena Operator
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Kick off your attendance at USIndoor's 14th Annual Facility Operators Conference and Trade Show with the industry's only Certified Arena Operator program. Led by recognized industry experts, including Program Director Jim Cline, USIndoor's CAO Program runs Tuesday and Wednesday, June 17-18, and is designed for those serious about running a recreational sports facility or having a career in facility management.
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Small business: Mobile devices are becoming critical
Poughkeepsie Journal
Rhonda Abrams says: If I asked you whether your small business was ready for the mobile world in which entrepreneurs now operate, would you pick up your cellphone, show it to me, and say, "Sure, Rhonda, I use a smartphone to check email when I'm out and about." Well, that's not good enough. Not by a long shot. Today, entrepreneurs must understand that business — even small business — needs mobile consciousness at its core.
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USIndoor facility directory
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USIndoor.com offers an online facility directory to help people find nearby facilities that feature their favorite sports. Check your facility's directory entry to make sure all of your information is correct and up-to-date. Contact pr@usindoor.com to make any changes.
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Organization is key to managing business finances
Business News Daily
Business finances may seem like a headache, especially during tax season. It's a lot of work to keep up with every receipt, invoice and payment throughout the year. But being organized and prepared with financial records is one of the most critical tasks a business owner has. "There is nothing more terrifying, costly or risky than showing up at your accountant's office at the end of the year with a shoebox of receipts and nine of your last 12 bank statements," said Ryan Watson, co-founder of Upsourced Accounting and a partner of online accounting software company Xero.
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SCORE4 survey results - Tournaments
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  • Two-thirds of respondents said they would be interested in holding tournaments and competitions with nearby facilities, and nearly 20 percent said they already do.
  • Almost 70 percent said there are five or more indoor sports facilities within an hour of their own.
  • Approximately 30 percent of respondents said they'd be willing to send teams within an hour to participate in tournaments, and 40 percent said they'd send teams up to two hours away.
  • Nearly 25 percent of operators surveyed say they'd advertise for a tournament up to 50 miles away, and another 25 percent would advertise over 200 miles away!
For more information on USIndoor's tournament sanctioning program, visit USIndoor.com/soccer. A new Score4 survey is now available. The topic is business communications, and the results will be published in a future issue of the E-Insider.

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