It Takes a Village - How a Team Will Help You Succeed Faster, and Build a Stronger Business

Are you a one woman show?  Do you feel that you have to "do it all"?  You find yourself making the decisions, answering questions and emails and trying to come up with ideas yourself.

We are going to talk about why team is necessary if you ever want to grow your studio.  If you are using the excuse "I can't afford to hire anyone" you should be asking yourself "I can't afford NOT to hire anyone".  

Here is why:

1. One of the first team member you should invest in is your admin/front office staff.  Think of this as the gateway to you!  They can filter easy questions, listen to gossip in the waiting room (so you can nip it in the bud) OR listen to complaints so you can rectify those problems, and help with daily studio tasks.

My office staff is the first ones into the studios, they check bathrooms, make sure the studio is clean, turn up or on air and heat, check phone messages, and so much more!  During the course of classes, they are the...

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Child Protection Clearances and Do You Need Them For Your Studio?

Do your instructors have child protection clearances?  Does your state mandate them?  Even if they don't, it's a good idea to make sure all of your staff have background checks to protect you, your business and to mitigate risk.

My studio is located in Pennsylvania.  Pennsylvania has very strict child protection laws.  Parents can't even volunteer in school without obtaining child abuse and background clearances.  Other states also mandate these checks if anyone over the age of 18 is interacting with anyone under the age of 18, whether it's teaching, volunteering, and/or working.

Even if you state doesn't require these clearances, it is a good idea to make sure all of your instructors have background checks along with child abuse history clearances.  This makes sure you are hiring the best possible staff for your studio and also reassures the parents that they are sending their children to a safe facility.

Because our state mandates these...

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Why You Should Streamline Your Dance Studio

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.
 
Only problem?
 
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"...
 
Freedom
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...
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