Sports Industry Blog

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Tips on how to work from home

By theClubhouse team

The nation has been rocked recently by the Coronavirus, with every professional sports league shutting its doors and just about all team members now working remotely. It is an unprecedented time, and we...

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Coronavirus support
Advice for sport sales reps right now

By justin peterson - sr. account executive, business development at the arizona coyotes

For the better part of the last 50 years, attending sporting events has always been a unifying gathering – averse to national and even global tragedies. After 9/11 and the countless horrific school shootings,...

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Coronavirus support
Q&A with sports industry executives

By theClubhouse team

Participants: Dan Newhart – Director of Ticket Sales & Service at the Tampa Bay Rays Allen Jabero – Director, New Business Development at the LA Dodgers Will Weinstock - Manager of Inside...

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Coronavirus support
How to manage your customers during a crisis

By josh belkoff - sr. director, business development - sports business solutions

“When you face a crisis, you know who your true friends are” - Magic Johnson Crisis. Pandemic. These words are not ones that typically flow off the tip of your tongue. We’re currently in the middle...

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Coronavirus support
What sports teams are doing right now

By theClubhouse team

Coronavirus Support for the Sports Industry Our goal within theClubhouse is to bring content to the sports industry in an effort to help people be successful. There is no question we’re living in unprecedented...

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Coronavirus support
How to stay positive during extreme adversity

By kevin klammer - sr. director of training and development at sports business solutions

“Choose to be optimistic, it feels better.” – Dalai Lama XIV Positivity is a choice. It’s like a muscle. The more you exercise it – the stronger it gets. For me, positivity is a lifestyle. You...

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Coronavirus support
Coronavirus support for sports industry employees

By bob hamer - president & founder of Sports business solutions and creator of theclubhouse

Sports industry friends and colleagues, If you’re anything like me you’ve been rocked by the recent news of the spread of the Coronavirus and the subsequent cancellations of our games and events. This...

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Coronavirus support
#MySportsBizStart - Evan Gilles: "Transforming adversity into opportunity"

By Evan gilles - Manager, Premium Partnerships & Corporate Sales for the Atlanta Hawks

As I reflect on my career in the sports industry thus far, one thing is for certain -- The path I took was not even close to the path I planned for myself. A multi-sport athlete growing up, it was strictly...

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#MySportsBizStart
My leadership journey: What I learned going from peer to leader

By Mitch ried - vice president, sales & marketing at louisville city fc

I worked tirelessly for nearly 5 years as a Group Sales Account Executive. I built amazing relationships with my client base. I was making a lot of commission and dominating the sales leaderboard inside...

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Leadership Development Career Coaching
#MySportsBizStart - Steve Romano: "5 tips for success"

By Steve romano - sr. account executive at the new jersey devils (hbse)

My journey to be a Senior Account Executive, Business Development with the New Jersey Devils (Harris Blitzer Sports & Entertainment) began late in my senior year of college. Let me start by taking...

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#MySportsBizStart Career Coaching
How being a "group leader" helped me better understand "group sales"

By Andrew Rubenstein - annual fund & athletic development director at lake superior state university

Teamwork Makes the Dream Work How do you maximize the size of the groups you are working with? How do you create repeat customers? How do you fill the building when the team is struggling? These are just...

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Group Sales Ticket Sales
Sports Business Solutions Names Zipwhip its Official Text Messaging Provider

By Sports Business Solutions

PHOENIX, AZ – Feb. 26, 2020 – Sports Business Solutions, a full-service business consulting firm in sports, today announced that Zipwhip, the leading provider of Texting for Business, will become the...

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SBS Press Release
How to navigate career moves in sports business

By eric cole - general manager, ticket sales at Learfield IMG College ticket solutions at indy eleven

It’s common practice in the Sports Industry to move from team to team or sport to sport in order to move up the career ladder. I’ve personally added to this and have seen a lot of growth and development...

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Career Coaching Leadership Development
How to run a sales appointment in sports

By darren Arnold - Sr. Director of TIcketing at the hamilton bulldogs and canadian business advisor at sports business solutions

You've had a great call. Asked all the right questions. Got a great lead who wants to check out some seats. Now what? You've heard of home field/court/ice advantage and this is your chance to really showcase...

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Ticket Sales
The top 5 things I learned in my first year in sports leadership

By zach Henderson - Manager, Inside Sales at the Washington nationals

From my first opportunity with the Philadelphia Eagles, I knew that this was going to be an amazing industry to work in... but not without facing challenges. I originally grew up in a small farming town...

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Leadership Development