Leveraging her visibility as the former artistic director of Houston’s METdance, Marlana Doyle was perfectly poised to open her new school. Then came COVID-19. When…
Even with many of their businesses on hold, dancewear makers, studios and stores are doing what they can to help during COVID-19.
Acquiring a building is no small feat, especially in San Francisco’s ultra-competitive real estate market. Here’s how Smuin Ballet moved mountains to buy their own building in Potrero Hill.
Maybe you’ve heard about this small-business relief program and assumed it was only for companies with employees—or that it was too late to apply? Neither is true. Congress is adding funds to it—and freelancers are welcome to apply. A dancer-turned-finance professional explains how it works.
Like it or not, if you are a freelance dance artist or educator, you own and manage a small business. Here’s how one solopreneur stepped up his game to preserve income when schools closed in March.
Chanel DaSilva and Nigel Campbell’s journey from artist to entrepreneur. How two successful dancers turn their passion for the art into solid business acumen.
Whether it’s to tap new sources of funding or get a break on payments for existing debt, a talk with your banker can help your business get through this cash crunch.
Dance educators have managed adversity with passion and persistence since long before Covid-19 came on the scene.
In the last two weeks, as Congress passed various relief and stimulus bills, you may still be wondering exactly what help you can get. Here’s a summary, including cash for businesses, unemployment payments for gig workers and a new payroll loan program that converts to a grant (and is also open to independent contractors and the self-employed).
We want you to know that we are here for you. We’ll do our best to be a support in the weeks and months to come—bringing you news and business ideas you can use, links to business relief resources, and yes, inspiration and ideas from your fellow dance retailers and studio owners, on how to move forward.