Many belly dancers in business don't ever consider writing a business plan, mistakingly thinking that the only reason to write a business plan would be to get investors. However, business plans can be useful internal documents to help you analyze where you are and where you want to go.
A Business Plan can function as your roadmap keeping you on track and giving you direction. By spending time before you launch your business (or even after it is launched if you don't have one already) you will be able to figure out how to position yourself in your target market, how to price your services and who your target clients are.
You will leave this class with your own business plan.
I have had 25 years of small business ownership and consulting experience that I will draw upon to help you reach your business goals.
I am the owner of the Belly Dance Business Academy (BDBA). In addition to running the BDBA, I am the Owner of Third Eye Tribal in MN, a Business Consultant for FatChanceBellyDance®, Producer of ATS® Homecoming and the Project Manager for The ATS® Magazine. I am deeply entrenched in the American Tribal Style® and broader belly dance community bringing connections and resources to my consulting relationship with you. I have written two books, produced an instructional DVD, lectured and taught dance extensively and run successful dance businesses in two states.
My professional experience prior to dance includes a Master of Theological Studies in Feminist Theology and nonprofit management including serving as the Executive Director of Rape Crisis, Domestic Violence and Women's Centers in TN, OH, NC and MN. My training and experience in counseling allows me to offer insightful and compassionate guidance to you on your journey.