Grow Bowling 365

Mark Bares

GROW BOWLING 365, hosted by Mark Bares, is your number one go-to podcast to discover what you need to do right now to grow your bowling center's profits. Mark is a third-generation bowling proprietor, author, and founder of the Summer BowlPass program shares what he's doing right now to not just grow revenue but focus on profit. All while finding enough time to be a good husband and father to his wife, Laura, and their nine kids. read less

Do Your Employees Have A Clue What’s Going On?
27-02-2022
Do Your Employees Have A Clue What’s Going On?
Have you noticed it’s getting harder and harder to communicate with your employees? Sure they are busy with family, other jobs, and school, but it seems like attention spans are getting shorter while their comprehension is severely diminished. So how do you build an effective staff when it seems like no one is listening? In episode #5, host Mark Bares shares the secret, free tool he has been using for the past 7 years to get employees to not only pay attention but take ownership in their jobs and start solving problems on their own. Slack is an app that has transformed how Mark communicates with his employees and allows him to spend time away from his bowling center without the proverbial wheels falling off.   IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL LEARN: [02:10] You can’t be in your center 24/7, but you CAN keep your finger on the pulse in real-time.[02:45] Communication solutions that are destined to fail[03:42] Why it’s a really bad idea to use Facebook to communicate with your employees[05:45] A free app that will transform how you do business in your bowling center[06:51] An overview of how the Slack app works[08:42] The difference between public and private channels[12:00] How to easily and quickly solve problems in your center when you’re not there[13:48] How to fill open shifts in a matter of minutes   LINKS AND RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE: GrowBowling365.comMark’s Summer BowlPass programhttps://slack.com   Thanks so much for joining me this week. Want to subscribe to the Grow Bowling 365 podcast? Have some feedback you’d like to share? Connect with us on Apple Podcasts and leave a review!
How I Got $4510 In TVs For FREE
20-02-2022
How I Got $4510 In TVs For FREE
Ever want to buy something new for your bowling center but you just don’t want to pay for it? There is a way to (legally) get stuff for free. All you need to do is get someone else to pay for it! In episode #4, host Mark Bares shares how 10 of his overhead monitors needed to be replaced and he funded the entire project be sending a two-page letter to local businesses. If you don’t offer advertising opportunities in your center, Mark walks you through the entire process from finding businesses to advertise to, to creating digital displays in your center. And if you do offer advertising, Mark shares the same sales letter that landed 14 new advertisers in his center with one single mailing. IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL LEARN: [02:00] The best place to buy TVs, monitors, and other electronics for your center[02:47] How to get other people to pay for your upgrades[03:45] The steps you need to take to sell advertising in your center[05:43] The most important word in marketing[07:55] Why the fortune is in the follow-up[09:05] The easy way to create stunning advertising in your center[10:50] The secret software I use to create digital message boards for FREE[14:03] How to create passive income in your bowling center LINKS AND RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE: GrowBowling365.comMark’s Summer BowlPass programhttps://www.posterbooking.comDownload Mark's advertising sales letter Thanks so much for joining me this week. Want to subscribe to the Grow Bowling 365 podcast? Have some feedback you’d like to share? Connect with us on Apple Podcasts and leave a review!