How Valerie Green set up a surprisingly affordable rental dance studio just a stone’s throw from Manhattan—and created a home for her own dance company, too.
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.
Small-business owners across the country are finding themselves increasingly at odds with commercial landlords over rent and other matters of leasing space. The recent case of a Houston dance community stalwart raises some hard questions.