For a modern business to be successful, it has to accumulate and retain a rich, loyal client base. Many business owners have little to no trouble finding new clients, although, retaining them is a completely different story.
If you want to retain more clientele, you have to maintain your relationships with them. There are several ways that you can go about doing this: sending them a thank you note, buying them a gift basket or taking them out to lunch.
However, these methods seem somewhat half-hearted and shallow. If you’re running out of client entertainment ideas they will love, you should take them out for a night of axe throwing.
1 – Try Something New
In comparison to most sports, axe throwing is relatively new. In 2006, axe throwing went from a cottage-pastime to a sport when Canadian, Matt Wilson, realized it’s potential. Since then, the sport has continued to grow in popularity and is showing no signs of slowing down.
There are several axe throwing locations all across North America. Many axe throwing establishments allow walk-ins, but it’s always wise to call ahead of time. This will minimize the chances of you making an embarrassing mistake in front of your clientele.
2 – Socialize with Your Clients
So, why is axe throwing such an effective way to build relationships with your clients?
Axe throwing is a very social sport. Much like darts and bowling, players have to wait for their turn before they get to participate. This waiting period allows players (in this case, your employees and clients) to socialize while getting to know each other on a personal level.
This is extremely valuable in a business setting. When you spend quality time with your clients, it makes you seem more like a person and like less of a business entity.
3 – Fun for People of All Skill Levels
You don’t have to be a professional axe thrower to have fun. Axe throwing is a seriously satisfying activity, even if it’s your very first time.
If you want to show off in front of your clients, you can book a premium session beforehand. This gives you the opportunity to work with a dedicated trainer for over an hour. By the end of the session, you’ll be feeling confident and ready to show off your skills.
4 – Let off Some Steam
It’s not uncommon for people to suffer from moderate to significant stress in the workplace. This is particularly true if you work in a high-pressure industry.
However, after spending an evening throwing axes, you and your clients will feel your stress disappear.
Physical activities, like axe throwing, are known to help relieve stress. This is extremely beneficial, as your clients are more likely to have a good time if they aren’t feeling the weight of their 9 to 5 resting on their shoulders.
Whether you want to try something new with your clientele or help them let off some steam, you need to consider axe throwing for your next workplace event.