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Jul 20, 2012, 7:29 PM

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Re: [shockabuku] The Edge in Halfmoon Rocks!!
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shockabuku wrote:
I always assumed college students get discounts not because they're poor, but because you want to get their future business when they have good jobs and aren't poor anymore. It's not like either the military or student discounts are terribly significant in the climbing industry - at least not that I've seen and I've looked at both in multiple locations. In the ski industry however...

More or less accurate from a business point of view. If I owned a climbing gym within a military community that also had a University, like Clarksville TN. (Fort Campbell and Austin Peay) I would factor in several things before given a discount to either group.

First, do I have another gym in the area? If I am the only one providing the service, I don't see a reason to give a discount.

To me, the military is a transient community, but I would have to look at the college student community to see if they are or not. If the students stay in the area after they graduate, than a discount is worth exploring, if they leave once they are finished with school, it's not a priority.

For the military, I would offer special Unit prices if they wanted to do a morning PT (Exercise) session. Would have to be during set times and schedule by reservation. That would generate me more money than offering a10% discount to service members.

I do think they are several Military communities in America that could host a very profitable climbing gym. I was consulting with one potiential client about such a location last year, he back out because of all the financial mess going on in America, but I believe now is a good time to make this happen.

I also have an idea for a series of gym related to service members, but a much bigger multi-prong project that would need some willing investor(S). (Big investments, huge returns) I did have two Chinese investor approach me about his a couple months back, but not sure I want to work with these two particular investors.

(This post was edited by guangzhou on Jul 20, 2012, 7:32 PM)

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Post edited by guangzhou () on Jul 20, 2012, 7:32 PM

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