The harsh reality of the real estate market in certain urban centers can limit the growth of dance schools at just the time when customer demand is at its highest. Here’s how one popular Brooklyn community dance center found a solution.
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.
“Leading is hard,” says Rachel Moore, President & CEO of The Music Center in Los Angeles. “It takes thought, intentionality and humility, and sometimes it requires the moral courage to make necessary changes. While those of us who guide arts organizations wake up every day with the goal of contributing to the human spirit, we must step up our efforts as leaders.”
Finding the right space and negotiating the details of a commercial real estate lease is among the most impactful activities a small-business owner can take on. It’s also among the most dreaded. Working with a lease consultant who specializes in your industry (e.g., dance studios or brick-and-mortar dance retailers) can ease the pain.
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?
That’s because this “lean” planning method is a no-fuss tool you’ll want to use to make sure your dance business can adapt and thrive.
Do you have your store’s plan in place? It’s not too late for last-minute marketing moves. Here’s 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
Selling your dance store could be your ticket to moving to a new town, starting a different business—or transitioning to a comfortable retirement. Here’s what you should do now to make sure that exit strategy is open to you.
After nearly two decades of teaching for other studio owners, Jessica Kubat, soon to turn 40, decided “it was time to do something bigger.” Here’s how she pulled it off.
It takes guts to risk time and money to grow your dance studio to seven-figure-level success. For those willing to take the risks, make no mistake— it’s within reach.