Taking Care of Business

Taking Care of Business | Five Steps to Surviving Summer

We all long for the free time and sunshine of summer. Yet summer is a difficult season for most studio owners. Monthly tuition drops off as students hit the beach instead of the studio. As business owners, we must prepare carefully for the seasonal nature of our field. Let’s take a look at five steps…

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Taking Care of Business | Five Steps to Stepping Back

by Teri Mangiaratti “I’m missing too much of my children’s lives.” “I want a more normal life.” “How do I step back?” I hear these questions and complaints from studio owners all the time. Stepping back requires planning and management, but take heart: it is possible to shift roles and have a (somewhat) normal life!…

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Taking Care of Business | Three Steps to an Organized Office

by Teri Mangiaratti When I talk to my fellow studio owners across the country, they tell me that one of their biggest challenges is office organization. Maybe it’s because studio owners are creative, artistic, right-brained people. We don’t want to organize the office! Here’s a suggestion: to get and keep organized, try tackling the job…

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Taking Care of Business | Four Steps to Setting and Reaching Your Goals

by Teri Mangiaratti   Short-term goals, long-term goals, goals, goals, goals! Books, conferences, and seminars advise us how to set and reach goals and measure our progress, yet it’s still difficult. Here are four simple steps that truly will help you set and reach your goals effectively. Cut out this page to use when you’re…

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July 2017 | Taking Care of Business | Three Steps to a Scheduled Season

by Teri Mangiaratti Presenting families with a full season schedule at registration makes a fantastic first impression. Putting all of your season’s dates on a calendar now will help dancers’ families and your staff plan their year, and they will absolutely appreciate it. So pour yourself a cup of coffee, print out a calendar, and…

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