I attended a "Green Trades Conference", which is for the Saskatchewan Greenhouse Growers Association, in November of 2018. One of the speakers had an interesting slide, about how much time we spend indoors now. I guess I'm not the average, as most of my career has been spent outside (at least in the summer in Canada). Days scouting fields, looking at agricultural issues and at the paintball field all weekend. The slide is summarized below:
The Hunting industry has the R3 Program. "RECRUITMENT, RETENTION AND REACTIVATION, “R3” is an important issue for anyone concerned about wildlife management, conservation and the future of our hunting traditions." They have noticed the same thing as the Reiner.
If you do want to get outdoors more often, the following list might help.
Here are some great reasons to spend more time outdoors.
I like our FEC Music service, which provides great music, and playlists. These playlists can be "Mom" friendly or "Mom Approved".
http://www.fecmusic.com/mom-approved From our FEC Music website
"How Mom Approved Works. Our team of playlist specialists analyzes every second of every piece of content in our system, then assigns it a rating. If it's tagged "Mom Approved," you can be sure that it doesn't contain alcohol, smoking, drug use, profanity, coarse language, or sexual or violent themes.
Better yet: When you're playing a Mom Approved program, our system makes it impossible to play PG or Adult content. With FEC Music, you can't go wrong!"
Teenagers and young adults playing their loud music in their vehicles, with quite inappropriate lyrics, for a young crowd, and they don't realize what they are listening too, might offend anyone, so our Music Service avoids this.
We like to follow the rules and the law. Personal Use vs. Commercial Use is important to us. Personal music at home or in your car is for personal use only, this is where Spotify, Apple Music or YouTube service is used. But when you stream music publicly (Commercial at Paintball Paradise Prince Albert over the P.A. system), it isn’t legal to stream from those Personal Use services, because these services don't , 1. Allow Commercial Use 2.Recognize or accurately compensate artists, songwriters or other rights holders when their music is being played in a business setting. It does cost more, but it's all legal. We like artists to be fairly compensated for their work.
Plus if you download the FEC Music App, you can request or bump songs to the top of the play list. The Playlist is picked every day, and it is randomly created each day. The playlist can be top hits, 80's rock, alternative, 70's, 60's, country, oldies, and many times a play list for current events like Canada Day, Halloween or in memory of an artist who just passed away, like Prince or Michael Jackson.
FEC Music is from Canada in Ontario, so we get great Canadian content too.
We also can advertise our up coming events. We generally have 5,000 players or customers come through every year, plus parents and rides. If you would like more information on advertising on our video and sound system, give us a call 306-764-9444 or email firstname.lastname@example.org .
I've been helping a number of local and rural businesses improve their online and social media presence, over the last few years. We now are doing consulting, to help improve your online and social media presence. Just understanding how some things work or don't, have helped these clients. Usually the first thing, is to create a Google Business Listing or claiming an existing one. Do some improvements there, as 64% of all searches are from Google, with Bing having 21%. We also grab the Bing Places listing too. With rural businesses, the map pin is difficult to get in the right spot, so we help with that too.
Metatags, within your webpage coding, are still important in delivering your message in searches. Sitemaps are great to get your business trusted and displaying correctly too.
I could do a whole class on Facebook, but it's a super Return on Investment (ROI). And make sure your site is mobile friendly, as 60-70% of searches are from a mobile device. When was the last time you used a phone book? Do you have a "Call me" button on your website? Social media is great for developing close bonds with your customers.
My personal pet peeves? Put your phone number at the top of your page, and put your location at the top of your page.
So if you need some advice, help, give us a call 306-764-9444 or email email@example.com
We have just posted our 2019 Calendar of events on our Events page, check it out. Below is a summary.
Events (Field Paintballs Only)
We have a few other events beside paintball at our field.
George Lewko PAg, is a Professional Agrologist, with a certificate in Forensic Agrology. He grew up on his farm, and started Paintball Paradise Prince Albert, Saskatchewan, Canada in 1994. A combine accident left him with only his thumb on his right hand in 1997.