Best Studio Practices

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

10 Fixes for a More Competitive Website

May 1, 2014 by

A checklist for you (and your website guru) 

When online marketing professional Alison Krejny began supplementing her budding business career with freelance dance teaching—she’d double majored in dance and business management technology in college—she immediately noticed … Continue reading

What’s Best for Your Business?

April 1, 2014 by

The pros and cons of different legal structures for your studio

When Jilissa Cotten decided to open her Corpus Christi, Texas–based studio in a community already saturated with dance schools, she didn’t question her attorney’s advice … Continue reading