Why You Should Streamline Your Dance Studio
May 06, 2020
Multiple times you hear key phrases as to how you should be running your dance studio; streamlining, putting it on auto-pilot, and delegating.
But all you are thinking about is gaining more students to make more money.
It doesn't matter if you have 30 or 3000 students. You will never be able to grow your business if you don't have the proper procedures in place. If you are working non-stop day and night with only 30 students, just think what will happen when that number grows? You lose control very fast and you won't be able to sustain your numbers.
Let's start with the basics of WHY you should streamline your studio and why it is an important factor in your business. If you don't realize the "why" you won't be able to realize the "how"...
Streamlining your dance studio will give you one enormous benefit (I lie, there are many, but this is the one that everyone loves!) FREEDOM!! Yes, freedom from your daily grind at the studio so you can spend quality time with your family, freedom to travel, freedom to sit on your couch and watch reality TV (if that's your sack of potatoes!) or freedom to do whatever your heart desires, you only get one life!
Making sure your studio runs on auto-pilot is the number one process that will make your studio a success!
Everything needs to be done the same way, and your customers will know what to expect.
Why do you think McDonald's is so popular? No matter what city you visit, everyone knows that McDonald's will have the same quality and taste of food.
You want your studio to be like McDonald's. Every time your customers enter your studio, they receive an email, tuition statement, or go to a recital, you want the process to always be the same. Changing your processes on a regular basis makes your business look inconsistent and undependable.
The bottom line... You will lose customers.
Grow Your Business
Most people view auto-pilot as something static, not changing. But when your business is on auto-pilot this allows you to redirect your energy and focus on growth rather than the day to day operations.
It's a known fact that dance studio owners are by large, creative, sometimes eccentric, and a lot of time they think outside the box. What they are, most of the time is not great on the analytical side, the number-crunching office running side of the dance studio owner business.
With your studio streamlined and on auto-pilot, all those mundane tasks of office work, payroll, etc. will be taken care of. That now allows YOU to be the creative force that you imagined when you started your studio.
Imagine having the time to plan studio events, work on retention strategies, new student acquisition ideas, customer appreciation incentives. All these things take a creative mind, and that is something we ALL have in common!
Stop tying yourself down to the daily administrative tasks and move your studio into the one where YOU are in charge and get your creative juices flowing so that you can be the best version of yourself!
You can gain some specific ideas on how to streamline your dance studio by downloading our FREE eBook here:
With some hard work and determination, you can make your business run like a well-oiled machine.
Start by asking yourself some tough questions;
* Are you steering your ship? Or are you the one navigating the course of the ship?
* Are you too busy flying through the waves as it hits the boat hull? Or can you see the upcoming storms, currents, and tides on the horizon?
THIS is the difference between doing everything yourself when concerns arise or having a system where others execute and you can chart your path.
Which path do you choose?