Posts Tagged ‘Teri Mangiaratti’

Words of Wisdom

A 23-columnist salute to 11 years of ideas, insight, and inspiration by Tamsin Nutter Some days you just need a little advice and encouragement—whether on preschoolers, degagés, or taxes—to pin on the staff bulletin board or mull over in the bathtub at night, from a trusted friend who’s been there, done that, and understands exactly…

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Taking Care of Business | Ban the “Can’t Afford It” Blues

by Teri Mangiaratti “I can’t afford it.” We often default to this refrain when deciding whether to buy new equipment, take a vacation, hire staff, sign a new lease, or make any other expensive change. And yes—at times we can’t afford what we want. But other times we can with the help of research and…

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Taking Care of Business | Five Steps to Managing Marketing

by Teri Mangiaratti “Marketing” can be a loaded word—and it means different things to different people. I believe studio marketing should happen year round and take different forms: social media ad campaigns, flyers, postcards, direct email, referral programs, press releases, cross-marketing, community events, and student-retention special events. So let’s make a marketing plan. Last season,…

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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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You’re Out!

How to keep your studio running smoothly when you take time off by Jennifer Rienert Opening a dance studio, being your own boss, and creating your own work schedule is a dream come true for so many dance educators. But being the boss can also mean that the business relies on you to an exorbitant…

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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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