Picture this – you decide to book a family African-safari holiday in November this year.
Not only will you be spending 2 glorious weeks “off the grid” without your laptop and your phone while you explore the world with your partner and your children, but you also decide to take an extra week break at the end to wind-down and gently ease back into the real world.
You’re not worried about jetlag because you’ve got all the time in the world to bounce back into action physically and emotionally.
All the while, your dance studio continues to run, thrive and grow in your absence.
Every class has a teacher and assistant teacher covering it.
Every email is answered.
Every teacher is paid.
Every new enquiry is followed up and booked into their trial classes, and when they DO enrol they are processed seamlessly without your input.
When you arrive back to the studio, you’re simply handed a report that tells you exactly how many student enquiries, student enrollments and cancellations you’ve had as well as your financial breakdown for the last 3 weeks.
Sounds like a fantasy, right? Richard Branson type stuff?
Maybe…but really this doesn’t need to be so far-fetched if you have systems in place that allow your studio to grow and thrive if you were taken out of the equation.
And here’s how you can do it.
1. Studio Software
We talk a lot about implementing dance studio software into your business as a way of automating everything. This includes your accounts payable and receivable, your emails, invoicing, class attendance, SMS, timetabling, teacher wages and more.
It’s a no-brainer and is proven to save studio owners hundreds of hours each and every month when it comes to your studio admin – now that’s hundreds of hours that you can now focus on getting MORE students through the doors so you can afford that family holiday to Africa 😉
If you’re still manually entering data into spreadsheets for each new student, or wondering if Mrs Jones has paid for this semester then you need to drop everything and look into studio software ASAP!
Some options you may want check out include:
While these are among the most popular out there, there are literally hundreds of studio software options available to you so do some googling and book some free trials so that you can find the perfect fit.
2. Systemizing your business
Do you ever feel like “Oh, I’ll just do that – nobody else knows how” when it comes to certain parts of your studio?
Of course you do – timetabling, organizing costumes, setting up for your recital, opening and closing your studio at the beginning and end of each day, generating financial reports…
It’s great to feel valuable and indispensable, but do you know what’s even better?
Replacing yourself in the business so that you can spend your valuable time doing things that really matter (and not sewing sequins on hats at 2am the day of your competition)
Here are some of the systems that will change your studio and you can implement right now:
- Your 11-Step Student Enrollment Checklist
- Your 90 Day Student Retention Plan
- Your 6-week new student onboarding guide
If you want more tips on systemizing your studio so that it can run on autopilot, don’t miss our free Dance Studio RECHARGE training where we will be taking you to Destination Automation this time next week.
Click here to join me and my team of experts for FREE training inside Dance Studio RECHARGE!