In One Year From Now...
YES, THIS IS A STRESSFUL TIME FOR US ALL!
With dance studios from all over the world closing down due to the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic this is a troubling and uncertain time for business owners and dance teachers everywhere. But we will make it through this somehow, we always do! And by this time next year we will look back and say “Wow, that was scary but somehow we made it through!”Read More
4 Ways to Just Start Getting Stuff Done
A lot of business owners get bogged down in running a business and are too tired to getting what they need to get done in a timely manner. You may in some ways feel stuck and for this simple reason you don’t know where to start. However, once you do get started, you’ll see that motivation and inspiration begin to build and things get more comfortable.Read More
Sometimes You Don’t Have All of the Answers and That’s Ok!
Time, time, time is on my side. Yes it is!
There are times when we can learn a lot from the lyrics of a song. Time is on your side when you are faced with a situation that is pressing for a quick answer but the problem is you need time to come up with the best solution. Here’s the key. You don’t need or have to have all of the answers all of the time.Read More
Here's How to Increase Studio Enrollment Part II: Focusing on Referrals!
In Part II we are focusing on referrals also known as word of mouth. Do you have a plan in place to actively solicit referrals? If not, you are losing out on this incredible money making tool for your business!Read More
Fighting Business Burnout
You’ve probably heard a great deal about the rewards of running your own dance school. But I’m sure you’re also aware of the trade-offs and sacrifices that come with being in charge. Over time, those long hours, missed weekends and pressure and irritation from parents and students may take their toll on your physical and emotional health, affecting relations with your employees, family and friends in the process. For those of you in business long enough, you probably know what I am writing about.Read More
Best Way to Sell at Your Front Desk
Your front desk needs to serve a variety of purposes. As a result it is important to train anyone who is working at your front desk to be a reflection of you and your philosophies.Read More
Dealing With Teacher-Student Socializing Outside The Studio
You work hard to take time to interview teachers and carefully select those who will make a beneficial addition to your team. The right-blend of faculty makes for well-rounded training for your students; creating an experience and exposing them to different vantage points and personalities. Seeking a balanced personality of nurturing and warm yet challenging and authoritative is a difficult feat. Consequently, often times you may find yourself dealing with one extreme or the other. As studio directors you want your teachers to invest and love the kids as much as you do, but what happens when that relationship starts to develop outside the studio as well?Read More
7 Tips On How To Make A Positive Impression With Your Customers
With the new season of dance upon us this is the time of year to meet new customers and reconnect wit your current ones. When you have a chance to meet your customers face to face this is a great time to build your relationship with them. Are you however connecting in the right way? Studies have shown that little signs and body language can be sending the wrong signals. Here is a list of things to be aware of when you meet current or new customers. But don't stop there! You can also check yourself with your staff, faculty, business partners and landlords.Read More