As a student of the arts I wish to open my school in the future. Also as an academic student I thrive to make my learning experience in the martial art world as professional as possible. I was wondering on the levels of organization that some of you guys in your school management? My master makes up his lessons as the day progresses, some instructors plan their lesson plans months and weeks in advance and have books and books of exercises. I personally write up my lesson plans beforehand because I don't think i would be able to think of one on spot like my master. Maybe in time, but at the moment I rather stick to my method. Then i thought that advertising must be huge for schools. (my school does not advertise at all) I've come up with several ideas of how advertising campaigns are done but i was wondering how many people continually send out advertisements in newspaper/flyers/door hanger formats. I also was wondering if you in your experience have noticed certain trends in time? I've suddenly started to realize the quiet Christmas season that my instructor told me about. The September back to school rush. To be honest I'm trying to pick your brains for your experiences and hopefully interesting stories where you made a really cheezy infomercial. Even if you have any rants on how your so mad that kid you hired to hand out flyers just threw them into the garbage, those are welcome.