It’s Q&A time! This episode veers away from our traditional model of having a guest or a specific topic, and instead, we’re diving in to answer questions we’ve received from the community. You’ll hear about how to start building the vision and business plan for a new center, how to pick an effective heater to warm up a tank overnight, and what to look for in a pump for a DIY tank. [Read more…] about 140: Q&A – Where to start when starting your business, heater and pumps
In this week’s episode, Amy, Dylan, and Brian went live on Facebook to answer questions from listeners and live viewers.
In surprising news, Amy’s second location is going to move forward with a temporary U&O, which is a wonderful surprise after last week’s news that one inspector wouldn’t allow them to move forward. Amy also talks about the latest news in Rutherford County, Tennessee, where her new center is located, and where the local police department just arrested and closed the doors on over 20 businesses that were selling CBD products. Float Alchemy is going to carry such merchandise, so it’s a big concern, and Amy sheds a little light on all that has transpired in the past few days there. [Read more…] about FB Live QA! – FRP, CBD & Claustrophobic Potentiality
The team catches up on some questions left in comments on our blog posts and answers them on the podcast along with questions from listeners tuning into the podcast on Facebook Live. We discuss options for heating your water, the challenges of financing and build out, and a new documentary film project by friend of the show Wallace J. Nichols, author of Blue Mind.
In this episode, the gang discusses the many branding, marketing, and campaign projects currently underway at their centers. Amy shares the red flags that led to her firing her current graphic designer and why it’s important not to settle and to listen to your intuition for your branding. She was also rushing this week to secure both the lease on her new location and contractor before the pre-approval on her loan expired. She didn’t make the deadline and talks about dealing with that loss of the loan and how she’s moving forward. She also talks about what a Build-Out Binder is and how you can learn more about it in her upcoming Facebook Live video.
The Float Shoppe’s Heroic Summer Float Challenge campaign is well underway, and the gang discusses the elements that make it such a success and why customers are digging it. And good news! We’re making the campaign available to use at your center as well. Dylan talks about the Shoppe’s recent staff meeting where the entire group took a tour of the center and what valuable discussions it brought about. [Read more…] about Float Center Marketing Discussion
Tobin Cooley is a board certified acoustical engineer and president of Listen Acoustics and joins the show to talk about managing sound in and around your float center. Tobin is in the business of making buildings sound good, whether it’s a concert hall, recording studio, or float center, by blocking out the sound you don’t want and enhancing the sound you do want. He’s taking questions submitted by the float community and dives into the topics of echo chambers, mass loaded vinyl, the value of specialty products, optimizing soundproofing on a budget, the meaning of STC, IIC, and OITC ratings, avoiding weak spots in soundproofing, and the importance of double-stud walls between float rooms. [Read more…] about Sound Proofing with Tobin Cooley