Now Is the Time to Market Your Summer Program

As the days become shorter and the cold weather brings ice and snow to us it is hard to think about what is going to happen in the summer. Now is the time, however, to start putting your plans together to get the word out about your summer programs. People really do plan ahead and if you can get all of your information into the hands of not only your current customers but also other families in your area before your competitors do, you will definitely have an advantage. Many people start to plan their summers in January and February because they want to be sure of vacations and that everyone has something positive to do.

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End of Year Bonuses For Your Team

Bonuses are a great way to reward the people who have been working for you all year. They act as motivators and rewards and are a nice way to thank faculty and staff for not only helping to build your business but also to keep it alive.

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Installation Made Easy

Handling, storing and installing a flooring system properly is vital to its well being, life expectancy, maintenance costs and your dancers.First some dos and don’ts.

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For The New Year... Set Your Goals NOW!

There are those who are bounded by laws and rules, yet success is too distant for them. On the other hand, there are those who appear to be easy going people but are successful. Think you have what it takes to be like them? Or would you rather do something different to achieve the elusive success?

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The Task of Faculty Hiring

Who you choose to hire to be part of your studio family says a lot about the tone you set for your business and the kind of training being offered. I’ve seen many directors go through massive teacher turn-over year after year and can’t figure out why they can’t seem to find a consistent staff who 'gets' what the studio’s mission is and can comply to it. While you might not fully know someone’s teaching style and whether they are a good fit for your studio until they’re teaching week after week, consider some of these things during the hiring process so you have a mental checklist of what you are ultimately looking for.

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Goal Setting For Dance Studio Owners Part II

Why is it that some people almost always succeed?

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Going above and beyond

In this crazy busy world that we live in it is easy to forget the niceties of life but if you take that extra step to help someone out or be extra courteous to them both you and your business will definitely stand out in a crowd. So many people skip some of the basic manners when dealing with people that it is like a breath of fresh air when someone goes out of their way to be of assistance.

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Words To Inspire

Studio owners have a tough job because not only do we have to motivate ourselves but we also have to motivate our staff, faculty, students and even parents to help everyone stay on the same page and to ultimately make our lives run smoother! It does take extra effort but definitely will pay off if you can find ways to keep everyone happy. Most 'regular' people think that dance school owners spend their days thinking creative thoughts and perhaps teaching a few classes, they have no conception of what it takes to do those things, run a business, keep everyone happy, juggle all the issues that come up on a daily basis and come out of the whole thing perfectly groomed and without a feather out of place!! We truly are an exceptional breed and sometimes we do have to give ourselves credit for surviving and moving ahead.

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Subflooring Made Easy By StageStep!

Why is subflooring so important?

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Stagestep: Flooring Made Easy

There are really only two materials used for dance floors; vinyl and wood.  Fortunately or unfortunately, each offers a dazzling array of options, styles and colors.  Before exploring those options, there are materials you should never use as a dance floor surface.  They include VCT tile, plywood, Masonite, wood laminate, carpet, concrete, stone, ceramic tile and rubber.  While there are even more unsuitable materials that have been used, my advice is choosing wood or vinyl. 

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Goal Setting For Dance Studio Owners Part 1

Did you know that you are 97% more likely to achieve your goals if you write them down?

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The Structure of A Press Release

What follows is a highly effective set of guidelines that will make your press release writing simple and straightforward. Just follow these simple rules:

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The Effective Leader - Is There a Leader In You?

Certified Change Management Facilitator/National Speaker

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Business Groups - Market for Maximum Effectiveness

Did you know that most towns have business groups where entrepreneurs get together to discuss business ideas, trends and share marketing ideas? Business groups like the Chamber of Commerce provide many excellent marketing opportunities.  The members of these types of business groups are all business owners and many of them will be compatible to your business. What better way to get to know the decision makers in these businesses? 

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Dont Make These Small Business Mistakes Part II

Let us continue on from last month’s article of, 'Mistakes that you need to avoid in your dance studio business'.

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