Best Studio Practices

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

The Dangers of Too Much DIY

March 1, 2014 by

Is it time to let go so your business can grow?
If you want a job done well, do it yourself. You’d be hard-pressed to find a studio owner who doesn’t voice this opinion—or even adopt … Continue reading

Quit Apologizing for Making Money

February 1, 2014 by
Quit Apologizing for Making Money

A studio owner talks about how she grew the confidence to be business-minded.

I first taught dance at the high school where I worked as an English teacher. I’d danced my entire life and had a degree … Continue reading