While your sports, recreation, or events facility is being built, so too, should your business. The 12-18-month start-up time period prior to grand opening is one of the most critical phases in development. Clients choose SFM for Start-Up Operational Development services because of our extensive experience (50+ facilities), our pre-opening business development and marketing results, and to tap into the SFM Network of talent, process, and leadership.
During Start-Up, SFM leads team development so your staff is recruited, hired, and trained, your brand and marketing systems are set up and activated, HR, legal, risk, finance, maintenance, and other systems are implemented, tournaments are booked and the grand opening celebration is planned. Proficient project and process management, leadership, and problem-solving are necessary to ensure each step is executed at the right time, by the right team members.
Using the SFM Operational Timeline, our team executes each task, process, and project so that the facility opens on time, on budget, and on brand. What’s more, you maintain control of your asset. With SFM’s service model, we report to our clients with full transparency and control. We become a well-oiled extension of your team to serve your community and future guests/customers.
12-18 months typically
Best Suited For:
Projects in Planning, Construction, or Development
Led By SFM HR Advisors:
This service centers around 10 primary areas:
During SFM Start-Up services, your dedicated SFM Executive will meet with your team and other key stakeholder representatives through a schedule of weekly and monthly meetings, timeline reporting, and facilitate each sub-process led by our SFM subject matter experts in marketing, finance, HR, legal, and more. Because of our extensive experience, our team is able to produce results, overcome challenges, and create systems that others cannot. Many clients elect to pair Start-Up Operational Services with our Full Time Management Package, however that is not required.