New Feature – Staff Member Payroll

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Studio Helper is pleased to announce Staff Payroll is now available. You can now set Staff Payroll by going to the staff member’s profile and selecting the  “Rate” tab at the top of the profile. From there choose “Flat, Hourly or Monthly” rate. Another screen will open where you can enter the amount. There is… Read more »

Why You Should Join Your Local Teaching Organization

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Owning your own studio can be a bit lonely.  Especially if your studio is small, and you don’t have other employees and aides with whom you interact regularly.  But being a studio owner doesn’t need to be isolating.  There are many professional organizations out there that can provide opportunities for comraderie and collaboration and the reasons… Read more »

Testing the effectiveness of Facebook

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Last blog entry I discussed how I communicate with clients, faculty, and staff at my music school, Brooklyn Music Factory. This entry is going to be a follow up pointing out what seems to have worked and what seems to have failed for us. Assessing regularly your system of communication and outreach is vital, I… 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 »

Tips for Hiring Fantastic Teachers

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Building a better studio is one of the primary goals we each want to do. That’s one reason why Studio Helper was developed in the first place. Here’s an area you might not have explored, one where creative thought and planning can make your studio stand out from the crowd. We all want the best… Read more »

6 Tips for Studio Teacher Assessment

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As you know, quality in your studio depends a lot on the quality of your teachers. One way your studio can rise above the competition: Provide a positive and successful environment for your instructors – help them do their best on your behalf. It’s a fact: Word of mouth referral goes a long way towards… Read more »