When a small dance business owns its own space instead of leasing, what it’s really buying is a measure of financial stability. That can be a boon to future growth. Here’s how one dance retailer weighed the pros and cons of purchasing a building and then made it happen.
This longtime dance studio owner radically reimagined her business when she took to heart two simple pieces of advice: Don’t work for free; and let your clients see your success.
Omnichannel selling is not just for the big guys. Here’s how one local dance retailer interweaves three sales channels—in-store, pop-ups and e-commerce—to move her fledgling business forward.
For a local dance retailer, systems and policies are key to mastering the leap to multiple locations, so that everything is to your standards, and you can be present without being present.
Practically every large retailer has some sort of dress code or uniform for its employees. As an independent local storeowner, is there anything to be gained by following suit?
How to get even more local dancers and dance Moms to #ShopSmall (but buy big) with your dance store this November 30 on Small Business Saturday
There’s much more to think about than just adding more of everything. A small-business advisor and two local dance retailers who’ve made multiple storefronts a success offer insights about taking the leap.
Follow these easy instructions to turn your dance store holiday window into a dreamy winter scene with the look and feel of a snow globe.
Dance retailers, check your inventory—three dance teachers share the dancewear and shoe choices that work best in their very different teaching settings.
Community awards bring a business credibility and free publicity—raising your profile with local dancers, helping to attract top talent to your business and boosting employee morale. Three studio owners talk about the positive impact.