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Only You Know Best

Only you know best.  This is what I have to remind myself of sometimes.  Especially today.  Only I know best, and this is why I decided to write this week’s blog post.  I am recovering from a not-so-great day yesterday and I’m working from bed in my favorite pair of sweats, which doesn’t make for…

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Negotiating Operating Costs As Rent

As a ­­­­dance studio tenant, the monthly base rent you pay your landlord for leasing commercial space may not be the only rent you pay! Many dance studio tenants will also pay a secondary amount for property Operating Costs. The good news is that both these rents are often negotiable.   To clarify, Operating Costs…

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9 Tips For A Successful Summer

In the newsletter this month, I gave some tips for  having a profitable summer at your studio.  Last February, I recorded a call with my THRIVE coaching group and I want to share it with you today.  On this recording I review 9 tips for a successful summer, along with a Summer Success Matrix. Click…

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Location, Location, Location

There’s a great deal of truth to the business adage, “Location, Location, Location”. Where you locate can play an important part in your own operations – the commercial space chosen by a dance studio tenant can, in fact, be a deciding factor in the success or failure of the studio.  Figuring out where your dance…

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Negotiating Free Rent

I am so excited to share with you a wonderful article by Jeff Grandfield and Dave Willerton with the Studio Coach on Negotiating Free Rent.  In my newsletter this month, I talked about reviewing your expenses and calling your vendors to ensure you are getting the best price possible to help you cut expenses. Negotiating…

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2018 – The Year of Happiness

2018 – The Year of Happiness 7 Daily Habits of Happy People In an article by Tamara Lechner, with the Chopra Center, she discusses the daily habits of HAPPY people.  I think we are all looking for ways to create more happiness in our lives and to just be an all-around happier person.  What I have…

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How Many Make-Ups Do I Give?

Patti Komara of Patti’s All-American and Tumblebear Connection is an expert in the gymnastics industry.  There are many similarities between gymnastics gyms and music and dance studios, so I wanted to share her blog post with your regarding Make-Up classes.  I know this is a touchy subject for all studio owners, but I love Patti’s…

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No More Stress Over Subs

How much of your time is being taking up to find subs for your teachers when they can’t come to class?  I think this is a problem we can all relate to and I was determined to find a better way.  It seemed the teachers weren’t concerned, while the office staff and I were stressing…

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The 8 Most Important Jobs In Your Studio’s Office

While we think we are most judged on the dance or music education we offer at our studios and the quality of our instructors, don’t forget about the impression your office staff makes on your customers.  They are usually the first and last people they will deal with at your school and the quality of…

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Do You Have a Professional Code of Conduct For Your Teachers?

Just because they were a great student or they have a college degree or have passed a series of exams, doesn’t mean they will be a great teacher or know how to best interact with the students and parents. Teachers who can control their own emotions and feelings for the betterment of the student is…

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