Costs: The Community is a service run by a retired professional martial arts school owner and teacher who keeps his overhead low and who isn't financially dependent on the work. As a result, membership in The Community is $3 to $5 a day, which is $100 or $150 a month, depending on whether a member pays annually or monthly. In addition, there are no contractual obligations for membership, nor are there any hidden "up-sells" to membership. In an industry where consulting can cost $1000 a month or more --and sometimes require lengthy and legally binding contracts, The Community offers an affordable, reliable, ethically sound way for school owners to get expert help.
Benefits. 1. Large library of resource reports on all topics relevant to running a successful, substantive, and financially stable martial arts school. 2. New reports are written weekly --and each report, archived or new, serve as a talking point for further discussion. 3. All members may phone or video-chat Tom Callos for 1-on-1 help with any business relevant topic.
In The Community, it's not one-size-fits-all. The best help is the help YOU need, when you need it. To speak in person with Tom Callos about The Community or any issue of school operations, phone 530-903-0286. Tom is on Skype as Tom Callos. Here's a link to The Community's Facebook Page (Free). Here's a link to Tom Callos' website and blog.
The Community is not about gimmick, artifice, formula, or formulaic approaches so common in the martial arts community. We don't promote birthday parties, after school care, or cotton candy machines as wonderful and smart ways to market and/or build a strong, intelligent, and profitable school of martial arts instruction.
We DO promote an educated approach to community outreach, to leadership training that genuinely produces leaders, to effective and honest bully prevention education, and school marketing strategies that are evidenced-based, substantive, and intelligent.
The Community stands against the cheap and easy, unethical business practices, short-cuts, and dishonest promises for tools and practices for "floods of new students with little or no effort."
The Community stands for honest, ethical, earned success through smart, consistent, and detail oriented school management.