Most dance businesses are suffering right now. But those owned by BIPOC and women, who have historically been denied access to capital, have been left especially vulnerable by the pandemic. Thankfully, support exists—and we rounded up some of the most promising programs.
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.
Here are six takeaways that should be useful for navigating your way through the rescue package.
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).
Business leader Misty Lown convened (remotely) more than 700 dance studio owners to create an action plan in response to COVID-19 studio closures. ICYMI, here are the takeaways.
Looking for help weathering this business crisis? SCORE is holding a live webinar, “Coronavirus and Your Small Business: Live Q&A with SCORE Mentors,” on April 9.
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.
On March 17, longtime studio owner Misty Lown hosted a virtual gathering of more than 130 dance industry leaders to discuss COVID-19: State of the Industry. Here are six takeaways from the presentation.