Best Studio Practices

Is Your Tax Bill Too High?

April 1, 2015 by

Don’t miss a single deduction! Here, a checklist of write-offs for studio owners and freelance teachers.

It’s that time again—tax time. (Insert groan here.) You may not be thrilled to sit down and tally up just … Continue reading

From “Ho Hum” to “Aha!”

March 1, 2015 by

Making bold changes to the way you run your studio can pay off big.

Business can hum along for years, but it’s often the “aha” moment—even the crisis—that recharges and changes your business for the better. … Continue reading

5 Mistakes That Could Be Holding Your Studio Back

January 30, 2015 by

And some quick and easy fixes

Running a studio can be a major juggling act. You have to stay on top of the big things, like paying rent on time and chasing after delinquent payments, … Continue reading

7 Tips for Doing Discounts Right

December 29, 2014 by

How to motivate clients to spend more—without giving away the store.
Studio owners have long offered discounts on tuition to attract new clients and encourage existing clients to register for more classes. Laura Sciortino, who has … Continue reading

Same Space, New Revenues

December 1, 2014 by

Get more bang for your studio buck by hosting events and activities outside of regular class time.

When “Dancing with the Stars” debuted on television nearly a decade ago, Corey Burns saw the potential for his … Continue reading

Everything You Wanted to Know About Costumes But Were Afraid to Ask

November 1, 2014 by

Tips, tricks and a timeline
If your year-end studio recital involves costumes, you’re aware of what headaches, hassles and horrors lie beneath every glittery sequin. Year after year, studio owners take on the challenge of making … Continue reading