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One Interview Question You Should Ask Every Candidate


Today I missed lunch. I frequently do when I write these articles. Sometimes I end up writing through the night despite the fact that I was tired at 11 p.m. I lose track of time. Why? Because writing these articles and helping others with my advice is something I am passionate about. It feeds my purpose. In a world where …continue reading


Creating a Template Simplifies Loading Classes


Philip Niverson is an IT consultant by day and a music center owner by night. Actually, he and his wife Elizabeth own Jennings Music Center just outside of Atlanta. Phil has customized a template that has helped him to tremendously simplify his class loading process in Jackrabbit and it could help you if you find yourself customizing class after class …continue reading


Benefits Make Cloud-Powered SaaS a Game-Changer for Children’s Activity Centers


Software as a Service (SaaS) providers have been around for a few years now but some of the benefits are still no widely known. If you do a Google search, you’ll see lots of information: pros and cons*. For children’s activity centers of all sizes, SaaS just makes sense because of the benefits! This post concentrates on benefits that are …continue reading


Why You Should Make Your Next Company Event a Family Affair


Whenever I hear the name IBM, I get all warm and tingly inside. My father worked there for 18 years when I was young and I still fondly remember IBM’s two annual events. One was a summer picnic with food, games and activities for the parents and children; I’ve even kept a few of the ribbons I won for the …continue reading


Protect Your Business


Wouldn’t it be terrible if someone else opened a studio, gym, school or center with the same – or almost the same – name as yours? If this happened, could you defend yourself against it or would you just have to do damage control and hope for the best? A recent feature in The Cheer Professional shares some views on …continue reading


HR Basics: Changing the Payroll Workweek


Can We Change The Payroll Workweek of Our Employees? Yes, but be careful. The payroll workweek is the fixed seven day, 168-hour period that is used for purposes of determining overtime due for non-exempt employees, and the basis for wage payment and deductions. It does not have to correspond to the calendar week. It can be changed. The only caveat …continue reading


Six Reasons Your Best Employees Quit You


There’s a saying that employees don’t leave companies, they leave managers – and today they are leaving more often than ever. According to recent Department of Labor statics, the average tenure of an employee in the U.S. is now only 1.5 years. What do these numbers mean? Are managers doing that bad of a job engaging and retaining their people. …continue reading


Dance Studio Nation Annual Report – Free Download


Ever wondered what else is going on in the dance industry? After surveying hundreds of dance studios, this report was created for you. WHAT IS THIS REPORT ABOUT? The report was almost an entire year in the making and involved the participation of hundreds of dance studios. You’ll find our top level insights about the industry of dance studios based on …continue reading


How Much Am I Worth? It Depends Who’s Asking…..


“What am I worth?” is an interesting question because it largely depends on who’s asking and why. An insurance advisor is considering your future. A headhunter is examining your track record and potential. But if the IRS is asking, you may need some help with specific expertise determine this answer. Let me explain by taking a step back. As pass-through …continue reading


Learning Secrets of the Classroom Help Studio Instructors


We all know that the dance studio isn’t the classroom but both are teaching/learning environments and there are things that dance instructors can borrow from their classroom counterparts. The biggest difference in the two environments, according to the Dance-Teacher.com article that we used as a resource for this article, is that the students in the dance studio generally want to …continue reading