Maintaining Income During the Summer

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I own and operate a small piano studio out of my home, and the summertime is always a bit of a financial struggle for me. When I took piano lessons growing up, we always continued our lessons during the summer.  They were a bit more sporadic, since my teacher usually took a vacation and my… Read more »

Four ‘Asks’ To Grow Your Studio

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Now is the time to take active steps to add students for your teachers. Acting now gives you time to implement solutions based on what responses you get to ‘The Four Asks.‘ What are these mysterious questions? 1. Ask teachers if they want more students. It’s possible your teachers would like to expand the number… Read more »

Dress (Your Studio) for Success

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Looks Matter! This is a tough time for the economy and parents are often looking for ways to trim expenses… sometimes that may mean cutting the lessons and classes that support your business.What can you do to retain and add clients, because you “stand out from the crowd?” Let’s think for a moment about how… Read more »

Save Money! Manage Your Inventory

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Inventory is a part of many studio operations. Knowing more about retailing can help your bottom line. In many cases your students need supplies, uniforms or equipment. Let’s  focus on ways to control overhead and maximize use of finances. Outsource entirely It’s ideal to have a local vendor willing to stock items. How can you… Read more »

Want More Students? Fresh Ideas!

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Growing a studio can be challenging This post is the first of two covering creative thoughts to help build your studio. Perhaps they’ll get your own creative juices going on marketing ideas. Studio Helper can help you manage the studio as it grows so all aspects stay under control. Controlled growth is always a good… Read more »