Change is unavoidable in today’s business environment. Sometimes you initiate the changes; sometimes they’re beyond your control. But one thing you can successfully manage is the way you communicate about them. Arts consultant David Gray tells what he’s learned from experience about managing the message.
Noncompete agreements are famously difficult to get upheld in court. Here are five better ways to protect your dance studio.
During slower months, having a sale has traditionally been one way local dance retailers entice customers to visit their stores. But generic sales events aren’t enough to attract today’s consumers. Here are some fresh ideas.
More states and cities are banning any questions about a candidate’s past salary during job interviews.
Each person you hire will either make your dance business stronger or hold it back. So hiring well is at the very heart of good “people management.” To find someone who’s a great fit, begin laying the groundwork long before any interviews.
How local dance retailers can step up their marketing around special days.
Look around at the props and merchandise you have in your store—with a little creativity you can turn almost anything into a Valentine’s Day display.
Pricing a service such as dance education can be tricky. And as costs and the market change, you’ll need to raise prices occasionally to stay profitable. Here’s how two veteran studio owners handle it.
As dance studios seek the best pointe shoes for their dancers and local dance retailers build their inventories to provide just the right shoe for each customer, here’s a look at how pointe shoe makers are refining existing styles, introducing new models and adopting the latest technology and materials.