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Announcement: Drawing Winners

Our Dance ClassJuggler #drawing for a chance to win a Full-Attendee Pass to the August 2-5 Dance Teacher Summit in NYC just ended this past weekend (#Contest rules), and we are happy to announce our three winners, drawn randomly fr those who entered:

  • Karla Mounsteven, who works at Strictly Dance Studio of Georgetown, Ontario, Canada
  • Marcia Sarosik of the Marcia Sarosik Dance Studio/Lake Tahoe’s Shining Stars
  • Ashia Carpenter of Divine Dance Studio of Chattanooga, currently relocating to Georgia
Congratulations to all three of you!
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Contest winners announced

WE HAVE A WINNERCongratulations to the four winners in our drawing! Each receives a Home Deport gift certificate.

Entry was made possible for filling out our survey about the ClassJuggler newsletter.

The winners:

survey pollThanks to all who did the survey! 
Your input and ideas were very helpful, and will influence our future newsletter content, design, and planning.

Sincerely, 

Jon Koerber, www.ClassJuggler.com

Get Started Risk-Free

ClassJuggler is an all-in-one business management solution: secure, powerful, and simple to operate. Though incredibly easy to set up, ClassJuggler’s powerful features will meet your needs today and for years to come.

No risk! Not sure you’re ready to use ClassJuggler?

2015 ClassJuggler banner for dance informaNo problem – we take the pressure off of getting started three ways:

  1. Kick the tires first! Try ClassJuggler in our no-commitment test drive demonstration mode—no personal or company data required. Try the Demo
  2. The tab’s on us! Don’t risk a dime of your money to get started—your first month is totally free. Get Started Now
  3. 100% satisfaction promise! We guarantee that ClassJuggler will be the easiest and best way to manage your classes and offer online registration. If for any reason you find ClassJuggler does not work for your business, you can cancel at any time. No contracts. No penalties. No hassles.

To find out how ClassJuggler can help you with your kind of class-based business software needs, check out the links below. shutterstock_105032906

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Questions? Contact us today!

Survey: Administrative Tasks Costing Your Business!

Thank you all for your generous participation in our two-question survey we asked of class-based businesses. Your answers were revealing!

The primary take away from the survey results is this: Your class-based businesses spend on average more than 35 hours a month on administrative tasks related to registering customers, creating student files, signing students up for class, and handling customer payments for fees.frustrated

That’s a lot of extra time spent that we are willing to bet was not part of your vision when you started your dance, gymnastics, cheer, swim, music, martial arts, or K-12 school – or at least not the thing that motivated you to start your business, and CERTAINLY not the part that you look forward to.

Best practices for reducing all that administrivia

No doubt you would rather spend more time working with your students, guiding them as they hone their craft and develop character. Good news is, the survey also showed that there are ways to reduce all those administrative tasks by literally half – which will also save your business a great deal of money, while allowing you to focus on the reason you got in the business.

It turns out that, on average, ClassJuggler’s customers report that using our software for class-based businesses has cut their administrative tasks on average by 35 percent, with nearly 20 percent of survey respondents seeing administrative tasks cut more than half!

If you feel your school could use a break from the quagmire of administrivia, give us a call and we will take a look at your current administration practices to identify the ways that ClassJuggler’s school software can create efficiencies; with some of its most applicable time-saving tools. We’d be happy to walk you through some of them!

Extreme Trials for ClassJuggler Client Alicia Extreme Dance Academy!

What a response we got from one of our Puerto Rico clients after we recently put out the word in both the September newsletter and October newsletter to all of our ClassJuggler clients that:

  • We had launched a donation matching program for those who would donate to Red Cross to aid victims of the summer hurricanes; and
  • We were offering a 50% discount off our monthly fee to those clients whose businesses were negatively impacted by the hurricanes.

What motivated ClassJuggler’s Jon Koerber to do this?

“I felt we needed to do something to support the needs of the literally millions affected by the record-breaking rains and flooding,” Jon explained. “So many of our own customers in Texas, Louisiana, Florida, and Puerto Rico were being directly hurt by facility damage and lost income. So I felt this two-pronged approach – a rate discount and a donation matching program — would not only help the schools we support with ClassJuggler’s software for class-based businesses but would motivate others to give to the Red Cross, who has a reputation for getting support to individuals who need it the most.”

Alicia Extreme Dance Academy’s damages:

As you may know, certain Caribbean islands took the brunt of some of the storms. This proved true for ClassJuggler client Alicia Extreme Dance Academy, who shared their story with us in words and pictures.

“We sincerely hope her story and her photos here will motivate our clients, and anyone who reads this, to dig a little deeper to provide further donations to those we have already heard about and responded to with our matching donations program,” Jon added.

These formerly beautiful wooden floors  at her studio have been thoroughly damaged by the flooding from Hurricane Maria:Wood floor

The next two photos show water damage to the studio’s dance mats:Floor panel damage 1Floor panel damage 2

Ceiling panels throughout the facility were destroyed by rain pouring in through the roof:

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The force of hurricane Maria’s Wednesday destroyed critical rooftop utility hardware, ripping them up from their mountings:roof

“Our hearts go out to Alicia and all of her staff and family – and all our other clients affected by the recent spate of hurricanes,” said Jon. “We realize this is a terribly difficult time for them and want them to know that ClassJuggler cares!”

While many of us not affected by the storms have moved on and the news media has found other topics to focus on, clients and individuals in these affected areas continue to struggle with making ends meet, as Alicia’s story shows.

“We are encouraged by the donations our customers have made already, and hope that many more will join in this effort,” Jon Koerber added.

Don’t forget to tell us about it so we can fulfill our 50% match offer. We encourage you to continue to donate by visiting the Red Cross donation website. Please contact us for more information on our relief efforts and how to participate.

To learn more about Alicia Extreme Dance Academy, check out:

To learn more about ClassJuggler, check out:

Check out the new parent portal for your school’s customers!

The August launch of the new ClassJuggler Customer Portal was exciting and has been well-received by our clients. The feedback from them has been overwhelmingly positive. Here are a few tidbits:

  • “The mobile [friendly] version totally works for our customers!”
  • “The new look is clean and so easy to navigate!”
  • “Far fewer parents are getting confused than with the old system. Great job, we love it!”
  • “The new registration wizard makes it a lot easier for our parents to zip through registration!”
To current ClassJuggler clients using our legacy customer self-service center:

We encourage current users of the Customer Self-Service Center (which is replaced by the Customer Portal) to begin the migration as soon as possible. As of this day, 30% of ClassJuggler clients have already migrated to the new Customer Portal. But that leaves 70% that still have yet to migrate.

The deadline for all clients to migrate to the new portal is December 15th, 2017. Make sure to migrate soon.

The process is easy, and not time-consuming. And the benefit to your customers is well worth it!

Here’s how to learn more about the Customer Portal and migrating to the new version:

  • To see the new Customer Portal in action, from a customer’s perspective, check out this thorough tutorial video.
  • Review the Customer Portal Step-by-Step Migration Guide.
  • Current clients: Log in to read the migration introductory article on your ClassJuggler Home Base screen.

Need a little extra help after reviewing the migration guide, or have questions? Give us a call and we can answer your questions.