Happy Monday, Dance Execs! The second week of February is here, and you are undoubtedly busy finalizing your summer and next year’s schedule and staffing, brainstorming marketing techniques, preparing for competition season, working on class placements, planning for next year’s competition team, organizing recital, teaching your classes, and, let’s face it, if your to-do list looks anything like mine, then that is only the beginning of the checklist. Whew!

Luckily, if you address ¬†each component of your studio with a systematic approach, you will find calm (and organization) within the chaos. From the moment I opened my studio, I knew I had to approach every detail from a business perspective. When I talk to other studio owners, the number one thing I hear is “I don’t have time to do that.” The truth is you have to make time; otherwise, your business may never reach its highest level of potential success.

One of my favorite components of The Dance Exec are the complimentary guides. The guides are written on a variety of topics and are based on the successes (and, sometimes, failures or learning experiences) that I have experienced as a studio owner. The guides are meant to inspire possibilities, spark collaborations, and prompt discussion.

Our current guides include:

Studio Start-Up Guide

Planning Your Opening Guide

Student Relationship Guide

Parent Management Guide

Staff Management Guide

Web Marketing Guide

Community Integration Guide

Satellite Programming Guide

Competition Team Guide

Recital Planning Guide

Please feel free to look through the guides, recommend them to your studio owner friends, and offer your feedback and suggestions (via comments or an email). We loving hear from our fellow Dance Execs!

Also, be on the lookout over the next couple of months…we will be offering more guides for your use!

Have an amazing week!