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Spring 2020: Crisis or Opportunity?

Now Might Be a Good Time to Rethink Your Club’s Business Model...

Over the coming weeks and months, clubs will be faced with lost revenue due to sustained closures and challenges related to retention of staff and members. Some clubs will emerge...

Preparing Your Club for the Future: The Time to Start is Now

By Jim Butler, CEO - Club Benchmarking

Seeing 2020 and Beyond

It's time to stop planning one year at a time and start building capital budgets with a clear vision for the future of your club

Summer is flying by and the capital and operating budget process will soon be upon us. Annual operating budgets are...

Club Amenities: Follow the Yellow Slice

Originally published by the National Club Association, Club Director Magazine

Capital Investment Trends in Private Clubs

Originally published in NCA Club Director Magazine Fall 2018

CLUB BENCHMARKING DATA REVEALS a “Tale of Three Cities” happening in the club industry, and we are deeply concerned about what appears to be a growing divergence. According to our...

Ready to Build a Bright Future for Your Club?Just Say NO to DIY Capital Reserve Study

Originally published by BoardRoom Magazine March/April 2018

How to Start a Serious Discussion About Capital Investment with Your Board

If just one rule could be instituted in every club boardroom with the goal of making the entire industry healthier, it would be this… Every time a Board member is tempted to bring up the subject of F&B profitability, they have to stop themselves...

Medinah Country Club Says "Yes" to Innovation & Value Creation

by Robert A. Sereci, GM/COO Medinah Country Club  Guest Author and Club Benchmarking Subscriber As most club managers do, I try to spend our capital dollars in the most prudent way possible. When the idea struck me to obtain a food truck and...

Building Value or Cutting Costs

Which Mode are You In?

Clubs share a common business model, but when it comes to more qualitative aspects like culture, each individual club is truly unique. At the highest level, a club’s culture is defined by factors such as history, mission,...

Executive Dashboard: Capital KPIs

Capital Generation KPIs Bring the Future into Focus

In Part 1 of our Executive Dashboard series we introduced the idea of key questions for club leaders, the measures that can be used to answer those questions and the first section of the Club...