8 Tax Tips for Small Businesses


Personal taxes can be complicated. Business taxes can be even more difficult. If you own a small business, tax time can be challenging. The livelihood of any company is at least partially dependent on its ability to minimize its tax liability, while meeting the requirements of the IRS....

Jan 13, 2021

8 Effective Habits for the Successful Entrepreneur


When you ask some of the most successful entrepreneurs in the world the secret ingredient to success, many state it was the habits or rituals they created for themselves...

Dec 30, 2020

Ready to Take on the New Year?! How to Plan So You Achieve Your Goals.

The New Year is the perfect time to start fresh. If there's any aspect of your life that you'd like to improve, set some clear and attainable goals for yourself that will help you get there...

Dec 23, 2020

Goals So Close You Can Taste Them


Whether you realize it or not, every day brings you closer to your goals and dreams. You may feel like you have a long way to go, but you're closer than you think. Avoid giving up or getting...

Dec 16, 2020

Goal Crushing Playlist: Creating A Soundtrack That Motivates You

Much like any great movie, music plays a vital role in your pursuit of success. When you set a goal for yourself, music can help you achieve it. Whether you listen while you work...

Dec 9, 2020

Goal-Setting Traps to 


Avoid This Year

Do you find yourself struggling to achieve your goals? Perhaps your difficulties lie in the way you're setting your goals in the first place. Rather than setting yourself up for success, you may be setting yourself up for failure in your first step!

Nov 9, 2020

Top 6 Excuses That Limit 


Your Success

Everyone wants to have a beach body, but no one wants to diet or workout. Being successful isn’t automatic. It requires concentrated effort and action.  Many of us have a series of excuses that we can pull out of a hat at a moment's notice....

Nov 4, 2020

Is Success Possible in





What is your version of personal success? Some may define success as having a lot of money, others feel successful if they are loved by many. Others define success as being healthy and giving back to the community, while other...

July 23, 2020

People Pay for What They


Value... that Should Include


You and Your Studio!

Have you ever wondered why Starbucks can charge up to $5 (or more, depending on the size) for a coffee drink?  You might say they’re charging for the convenience, or for the quality, or for the experience (when we were allowed to sit with ....

July 16, 2020

Enrolling Instead of Selling


When It Comes to Yourself



As a dance studio owner, you probably are familiar with the concept of enrolling students into classes instead of selling them classes. It’s a subtle, yet powerful, mindset shift.  It’s just as powerful — or even more so — when you apply the concept to yourself...

July 9, 2020

The Stories We Tell


Ourselves About Money


Aren't Always True.

This question of whether the stories we tell ourselves about money are true or false is a tricky one. It all depends on what stories are in your narrative.   We dance studio owners — like every other business owner, and every other person on the planet...

July 2, 2020

Managing Your Dance


Studio Money with the


Profit First System

Money. We need to talk about it. We need to have systems in place to joyfully manage it. Because managing your dance studio money will lead you to have more of it.  I know what you’re thinking … We dance studio owners are creatives. We’re not the numbers type. 

June 25, 2020

Multiple Revenue Streams


are Essential to Safeguard


Your Studio

If this pandemic has taught us anything as studio owners, it’s that multiple revenue streams are essential.  When something happens to shut down one thing that makes us money (in-person, in-studio classes, for example), we need other thing ...

June 18, 2020

5 Key Takeaways from COVID-19 for Studio Owners




This global situation with COVID-19 has taught us all, studio owners and everyone else, some important lessons about ourselves.  It’s given us the opportunity to see what was working in our studios … and what wasn’t.  What was important in our...

June 11, 2020

The Answers are Easy


When You Ask the


Questions First




It’s been said that “when the student is ready, the teacher will appear.” I believe something similar is true when it comes to making decisions about your dance studio … When the questions are asked, the direction becomes clear. ...

June 4, 2020

Studio Owners Need a


Community of Support as


We Start to Reopen from




As we start to reopen from COVID-19, studio owners need their community of support more than ever before. How and when we reopen our studios may be an individual decision, and yet it helps knowing others are in our...

May 28, 2020

Celebrate Success,




Large and Small




Parents celebrate a baby’s single first step. Some people celebrate 10,000 steps walked in a single day. Marathoners celebrate completing 26.2 miles (by the way, that’s anywhere from 55,000 to 63,000 ...

May 21, 2020

Knowing Your Values


Simplifies Decisions



What do you stand for? What do you believe in? What are your non-negotiables?   Knowing your values — and communicating them to your team — simplifies the decision-making process in your business. It makes it easier for you to make ...

May 14, 2020

Fill Your Studio by Going


Outside the Studio



Do you dream of a bustling studio, full classes, perhaps even a waiting list of students eager to sign up for your programs?  Are you ready for the satisfaction and FREEDOM of having a life and a business you love? What if I told you that you could have all of ...

May 8, 2020

We Are In the People





“We are not in the coffee business serving people, but in the people business serving coffee.” — Howard Schultz, Founder and CEO of Starbucks.  We dance studios, too, are in the people business. Instead of serving coffee, however, we deliver....

April 30,  2020

People Pleaser or People


Challenger ... Which Type of


Leader are You?


Making people happy sounds like a good thing, and it is. But sometimes what makes someone happy isn’t really the best thing for them.  Imagine a parent whose only goal is pleasing their child … Cookies for breakfast? Sure! ...

April 16, 2020

Put On Your Own Mask


First as You Lead Through




If you’re like most entrepreneurs I know, you’re strong. You take care of business. You get things done. You rise to the challenge that a crisis presents. You’re there to lead and support your team, your students...

April 3, 2020

Current Crisis Management


Can Become Your Future


Plan B


What you do to keep your studio’s business going amid a situation like we’re currently experiencing is crisis management … creative “making do” until things go back to normal.    Students IN our studios and classes...