July 25, 2014  
 
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How to Start a Dance Company

Opening a dance company is your ticket to owning a good, stable business as long as you separate yourself from the competition. We offer a friendly, comprehensive guide that can make your business profitable, stable and built to last.

Wondering how to start a dance company? We take you step-by-step from start to success.
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Core Characteristics of Dance Company Business Plans

Ask a dozen people how to write an effective business plan and you'll get a dozen different answers. But despite the diversity of approaches, there are some business plan features that are absolutely essential.

If your plan lacks required elements like an executive summary or marketing plan, it could jeopardize its potential to deliver real benefits to your startup.

But in today's business environment, it's also important to discuss the external factors your dance company is facing. As a rule, we recommend including a PEST (Political, Economic, Social & Technological) analysis in your business plan as a way of addressing potential threats and opportunities at the macro level.

Evaluate the Competition

Long before you open a dance company in your area, it's a smart move to find out what the competition looks like. Try our link below to generate a list of competitors in your city. Just enter your city, state and zip code to get a list of dance companies in your community.

Prior to opening your doors for business, be sure you fully understand the competitive landscape and where your new business will fit in.

Turning Competitors Into Collaborators

As part of your due diligence on opening a dance company, it's essential that you learn from folks who are already in business. It's very unlikely that the local competition will talk to you. What's in it for them?

Fortunately, somebody who runs a dance company in a different city can be a great learning resource for you, provided that you won't be directly competing with them. In fact, they are often very willing to share startup advice with you. If you are persistent, you can find a business mentor who is willing to help you out.

Do you know how to find an entrepreneur who is running a dance company that lives outside of your area?

Here's one way to do it. Just use our link below, find somebody and call them.

Advice for Acquiring a Dance Company

Many entrepreneurs elect to acquire a profitable dance company instead of navigating the challenges of a business startup.

Yet for many entrepreneurs, financing represents a major hurdle to buying a dance company. Business acquisitions are easier to finance than business startups, even though the financing process can still be exhausting.

Even so, before you approach lenders, we strongly recommend you dedicate a few minutes to reviewing our resource on Business Acquisition Financing Tips.

Consider Buying a Franchise

If you want to minimize your chances of failing, you ought to check into going with a franchise network.

Before opening a dance company, you ought to investigate whether there are good franchise opportunities available that might make your life much easier.

The link below gives you access to our franchise directory so you can see if there's a franchise opportunity for you. You might even find something that points you in a completely different direction.

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