How did you become a dance studio owner? For many studio owners, they were loving teaching dance at a studio before deciding to open their own. Others may have been born into a studio thanks to their parents, or bought someone else’s studio after being involved in the industry as a dancer.
Clint still remembers that day he had the keys handed to him for his first little recreational center before moving into his own premises. He could only fit 10 students in a class, there were no mirrors and he really had no idea what he was doing when it came to running a business.
You’ve been there.
Running your dance studio and feeling like the business (or the parents) are running you. Maybe you’re right in the middle of it now or maybe you just need a few tweaks to really step into the CEO position within your studio. Well, that’s what today’s episode is all about!
In This Podcast
Jump in as Clint shares with you the 5 things that will assist you in moving from the dance teacher to the CEO of your studio this year!
- Work On Business Building Strategy & Vision
Block out two hours a day to work on strategy and the vision of your studio. Spend this time working on a marketing plan , forming strategic partnerships, dreaming up new products and services and also use this time to dream big about where you want the studio to go.
- Build A Public Profile
Now is the perfect time for you to be creating videos and letting people know about the CEO of the studio, not in an arrogant way but in a way that let’s them into your life to demonstrate why your studio is the place to be.
- Cultivate Key Networks & Relationships
If you’re not already part of a group of business owners (online or offline) and are not seeking out mentors, workshops or courses to keep you moving forward, then now is the time. Being part of a network/s with business owners (ideally studio owners) who are going through what you’re doing is going to be the key to your success and sanity!
- Hire Rockstar Players
Thinking WHO instead of WHAT is one of the biggest shifts you make as a studio owner, and when you do, that’s when the magic happens. The office staff and teachers you employ will determine how successful your studio will be.
- Put Money Away
It can sometimes seem impossible to put away money for a rainy day, but those studio owners who do (no matter how small it is) will win in the long run. Unexpected expenses come up in all types of businesses and it’s the ones that have the cash to move forward without affecting the whole operation that succeed.
Once you master these 5 areas of your studio… “LOOK OUT – you will be the go to studio, market leader in your area!”
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The Dance Studio Owners Association is for studio owners who are ready to commit to building their dream studio through taking consistent action while accepting guidance and advice. It’s for new studio owners and experienced studio owners alike. No matter what stage you’re at in your business, you’ll gain valuable information to take your studio to new levels while becoming a go to studio in your area.
DSOA members also have exclusive access to some of the greatest minds in business through our expert masterclasses, one-on-one mentoring through our member makeover experience, and a monthly Q&A session that directly answers all your pressing questions about being a Studio Owner.
Our association is a community. It’s a community of dance studio owners who have seen what Clint has not only produced with his own studio, but his Studio Owner clients and program members over 6 years. They’ve seen the results and they want to be a part of the action!
See you next week for another value-packed episode!