Best Studio Practices

The Best-Laid Plans

October 1, 2014 by

Practical planning for your studio’s financial success—it’s not just for start-ups.

If you hear the words “business plan” and feel a chill of fear ripple down your spine, chances are you’re like the majority of studio owners. … Continue reading

Ask the Experts: How Do You Keep Routines Fresh?

October 1, 2014 by
Ask the Experts: How Do You Keep Routines Fresh?

Q: Last year, my kids who compete with the same solo all year long were really sick of their routines by the time Nationals rolled around. I want to make sure that doesn’t happen this year. … Continue reading

I Gave $10,000 and All I Got Was This Lousy T-Shirt

September 1, 2014 by

10 ways to attract and reward donors

If you run a nonprofit studio, you might depend on tuition and performance revenue to keep it going, but your donor base plays a crucial role in its success. Donors … Continue reading

Three Sticky Problems That Can Be Solved

August 1, 2014 by

Savvy studio owners share their solutions.
Most of the time, owning your own studio is a pretty rewarding profession. You didn’t go into it expecting money, fame or great hours. You do it for your love … Continue reading

The Price Is Right—Right?

July 1, 2014 by

How to set and when to raise prices
The art of pricing: It’s a slippery slope for studio owners to navigate. How do my rates compare to other studios in town? How much should I be … Continue reading

Why Noncompetes Rarely Work

June 1, 2014 by

Stop operating out of fear—there are better ways to protect your business.  
If it hasn’t happened to you, it’s definitely happened to a studio owner you know: An employee—someone you trusted, confided in, mentored—suddenly announces … Continue reading