On March 17, longtime studio owner Misty Lown hosted a virtual gathering of more than 130 dance industry leaders to discuss COVID-19: State of the Industry. Here are six takeaways from the presentation.
For a dance studio to survive and thrive, having professional accounting help is crucial. Here’s how two owners have benefited from all that their accountants have brought to the table over the last two-plus decades.
Why establishing relationships with outside professionals is crucial to your dance studio’s success
When a studio owner is swamped with a thousand daily operational details, there’s no time for the job a business owner really needs to be doing—planning for the company’s future. Here’s what to do about that.
Noncompete agreements are famously difficult to get upheld in court. Here are five better ways to protect your dance studio.
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.
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.
Tribeca’s Downtown Dance Factory has seen a 491 percent increase in student count over 10 years, becoming one of Manhattan’s largest studios. The owners’ mindful approach to growth has allowed them to create a business where their work/life balance is just right, too.
Taking a customer-service approach with parents of your dance students allows you to let go of frustrations and create a satisfying customer experience that’s good for your business, too. A studio owner and a consultant offer tips.