Like many artists who eventually choose to transition into nonperforming careers, Robert Hartwell had a dream to coach students. He started a small business with his own savings (and big personality) that within three years was generating $1 million in annual revenue.
Tutu School founder Genevieve Weeks said yes to franchising her studio six years ago—and now there are 34 locations. Here’s how this business growth strategy works.
Don’t keep your studio’s financial information solely in your head—or worse, a secret. That’s just one of the pieces of good advice this former studio owner and a business broker have to offer.
Right from the day you launch your dance studio (or any dance business, for that matter), it’s smart to understand the exit strategies open to you. A business financial expert outlines four options for any small business.
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.
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.
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.
Tutu School’s Genevieve Weeks’ best advice on developing the business owner’s mind-set you’ll need to successfully start your own dance studio.