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First Quarter Review: The Business of Belly Dance


One of my favorite podcasts Entrepreneurs on Fire has a regular episode about the business' progress. While I'm not going to give numbers, I am going to look back at the business goals set in January and look at what I've done and where I'm going!


1. Create a Clear Belly Dance Journey

While I don't have a series of workbooks, I have been able to map out a fairly coherent plan for beginners moving into continuing classes.


I've provided a three-month calendar for everyone and haven't need to make major adjustments even with a major asthma attack that I had during the quarter.


Wins: Three month calendar


Needs Improvement: Continuing Class flow. How to add newbies into the mix while creating interest for returning students


For Quarter Two: Catalog moves and concepts for the future


2. Add More Classes and Workshops

This has happened! I'm now teaching six classes: Three on Tuesday and three Wednesday evening. I've also added a monthly Weekend Workshop to focus on advanced concepts.


Wins: Beginning and Continuing Tuesday morning classes. Props Tuesday evening. Beginning, Continuing Technique, and Continuing Choreography Wednesday evenings


Needs Improvement: Too many workshops! I'm going to cut those down to once a quarter


For Quarter Two: More intentional advertising for each class/workshop


3. Perform More Locally

The cold and rain have hampered this, but I have scheduled a local farmers' market performance in May and a performance in June for the group.


Wins: A beach side performance scheduled!


Needs Improvement: More local performances by me only, not just the troupe.


For Quarter Two: At least two performances in my town and one outside the city limits for me.


4. Build Professional Performance, Private Lessons, and Online Experiences

I had a great professional party experience and a failure at online!


Wins: I performed at a birthday party for a friend's family, and had such a great time with welcoming people.


Needs Improvement: Once again, my online experience was a bust. I had one student, and my good computer died. I had to reimburse the student. I'm waiting to try this again until I have an open, dedicated space to provide lighting and camera equipment. Online may never happen!!!!


For Quarter Two: Book at least two professional performances


5. Collaborations

No collaborations happened!

For quarter two, I will have at least one with the tea company!

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03. 4. 2022

I very much enjoyed reading your post.

Kate McDonald as Becca Katz

https://beccakatzprintabes.com

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Host
02. 4. 2022

Whoa, you've been busy! Sorry to hear about the asthma and the computer crash, hope you're OK on both accounts. I bet the birthday and market performances are fun, as they let you interact with your audience. Tamara https://thethreegerbers.blogspot.com/2022/04/coffee-journey-apron.html

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Host
02. 4. 2022

Six classes is so cool! Congratulations.. I love dancing in general and belly dancing has always been on my list to really learn for myself.

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Host
01. 4. 2022

It sounds like your year is off to a great start. What wonderful work you do in your community! I also subscribed to the Entrepreneurs on Fire podcast because of your report. I haven't done a quarterly wrap up in a long time - I think it is time to start again! THANK YOU!

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Amy Bright
Amy Bright
01. 4. 2022
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You'll love the podcast--it's incredibly practical. Tag me when you do the quarterly!

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Host
01. 4. 2022

i appreciate how you've organized your plan and how aware you are of your 'wins' and 'needs improvements'. These are good tips for growing any type of business! Thanks, Amy! You're giving me lots of ideas. I used to take belly dancing classes, they were such fun and great exercise.

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Amy Bright
Amy Bright
01. 4. 2022
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It's hard to approach something you love as a business, but it's necessary!

I hope you can return to dancing.

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