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#334657 - 05/26/05 04:30 PM Small Dojo, Big Profits Manual
davera Offline
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Registered: 02/23/05
Posts: 7
Hi,
Has anyone read this book, written by Michael Massie? I was thinking about purchasing it, but I'd like to hear your comments on the book.

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#334658 - 05/27/05 04:06 PM Re: Small Dojo, Big Profits Manual [Re: davera]
Bushi_no_ki Offline
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Registered: 05/03/05
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Loc: POM, Monterey CA
Sounds like the business plan of a mcdojo. Not to bash on a book that I haven't read, but be a little leary if your concerned about the integrity of the art you teach.

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#334659 - 07/09/05 10:20 PM Re: Small Dojo, Big Profits Manual [Re: Bushi_no_ki]
FightSchool Offline
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Registered: 07/06/05
Posts: 23
Loc: Windsor England
Havent read it but I would have to agree with Bushi no ki on this one. It may give you are fee ideas on structuring a club though.
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#334660 - 07/10/05 09:46 PM Re: Small Dojo, Big Profits Manual [Re: FightSchool]
Kintama Offline
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Registered: 04/17/05
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Loc: Massachusetts
structuring a club to make excess $$$ as oppossed to transmitting the Art while keeping the bills paid.

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#334661 - 07/12/05 04:35 PM Re: Small Dojo, Big Profits Manual [Re: davera]
Mike_Massie Offline
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Registered: 07/12/05
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Loc: Austin, TX
Hi Davera,

In response to the assertions that my business manual is a business plan for running a McDojo, it's the furthest thing from it. The whole reason why I wrote the books was because I had been through years of seeing industry "experts" teaching unethical business practices to novice school owners, and I got sick of it. So, I wrote a book geared specifically to showing the small studio owner that you can make a decent living teaching real martial arts without having to be a sell-out.

If you want to buy the book, send me an email to smalldoj@small-dojo-big-profits.com and I'll tell you how to get it, and if you don't like it I'll give you a full refund.

However, everyone who has read it has had nothing but good things to say about it, so I think you'll find it to be of use.

Best regards and no hard feelings on the "McDojo" cracks,

Mike Massie
author, "Small Dojo, Big Profits"
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#334662 - 07/12/05 07:09 PM Re: Small Dojo, Big Profits Manual [Re: Mike_Massie]
Kintama Offline
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Loc: Massachusetts
You know what, now I WILL read it.
When I think 'profit from running a dojo', my first image isn't a skilled MA teacher...matter of fact, my image is mutualy exclusive and diametrically oppossed.
At the very least, the title of the book needs work...but that would be judging a book by it's cover, right?

p.s.
congrats on your success.

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#334663 - 07/13/05 11:57 AM Re: Small Dojo, Big Profits Manual [Re: Kintama]
Kintama Offline
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Registered: 04/17/05
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Loc: Massachusetts
update: this isn't available at the library, nor is it available on Amazon. It is however available on ebay for a 'buy now' price of $97 (or $20 less for the electronic version from the main book site).

The cover:
http://i14.ebayimg.com/03/i/03/07/e9/ac_1_b.JPG

This book is advertised in all the same databanks as buying Russian wives, how to lose 100 lbs in 5 minutes, etc

guilty by association? I'm not saying that. looks like if we want to find out how to get rich off of soccer-moms, we need to drop a $100.

here's one of the claims:
"How you can make $297,000+ per year with less than 250 students."
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vie...bayphotohosting
"216 text-filled pages"

or about 50 cents per page.

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#334664 - 07/13/05 12:07 PM Re: Small Dojo, Big Profits Manual [Re: Kintama]
MN JC Offline
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Registered: 02/16/05
Posts: 189
Loc: Coon Rapids, MN USA
$297,000 on 250 students is $1,188 per year, per student or $99 a month per student. This would be gross income and does not take into account for any expenses. This could be an ok amount but, 250 students (regulars) seems a bit high to me for a small dojo.

Any Thoughts!
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#334665 - 07/13/05 12:23 PM Re: Small Dojo, Big Profits Manual [Re: Kintama]
BuDoc Offline
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Registered: 05/03/05
Posts: 1067
Loc: USA and Abroad
I ordered it. I couldn't resist. Don't like the title, but whatever.

Kinda impressed that the author took the time to stop by and clarify some things.

When I get it I'll read it and let you know. Anyone who wants to borrow it afterward, can let me know.

Page
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#334666 - 07/13/05 01:12 PM Re: Small Dojo, Big Profits Manual [Re: BuDoc]
MN JC Offline
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Loc: Coon Rapids, MN USA
Looking forward to your review Page!
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