Magazine article Dance Teacher

7 Steps to Managing Your Business in Less Time

Magazine article Dance Teacher

7 Steps to Managing Your Business in Less Time

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You can now utilize today's technology to manage your business more effectively and provide better customer service. Here are 7 steps you can start taking today.

Step 1 - Create a website (if you already have one, keep it up to date). Having a website is a basic expectation of today's consumers. Give your potential customers the information they need to separate you from the studio across town. Give your existing customers the answers to common questions to save you and your staff time.

Step 2 - Publish your class calendar on-line. Display which classes have space and which classes are full. Make it easy for your customers to sec if you offer the type of class they want on the days and times that they want.

Step 3 - Let your families and students register online. Have your customers enter in their contact information on your website when registering. Link this into your studio management system; it'll save you time and help ensure that you have accurate information about your customers and prospects.

Step 4 - Provide on-line class enrollment. Offer the ability for students to actually enroll themselves. Paul Henderson from Tiffany's Dance Academy, a dance studio in California with over 1000 students, explains the benefits of on-line enrollment - "Hundreds of students registered for our new season in a little over two hours... with absolutely no administrative effort on our end."

Step 5 - Give your customers more information and more control regarding their own account. …

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