Dance into Business: A how-to-guide for dance students, teachers and professionals (Paperback)

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Dance into Business is intended as a guide for dance students, teachers and professionals taking up their first teaching post, planning their own business, setting up a freelance career, contemplating a change in career, transitioning from employment to self-employment, returning to the workplace and expanding, buying or selling an existing dance business.

Using insight from working in the dance world, 19 chapters contain helpful tips and practical examples, on topics such as: Employment and self-employment; Business plans, business names and business structures; Costing a business, cash flow analysis, setting fees and employing financial tools; Finding funding and paying taxes; Compliance, operations and marketing. Contracts, engaging freelancers and volunteers; Expanding, buying or selling a business.

Dance into Business breaks down the concepts around employment and self-employment and examines the main stages of getting into business - preparation, planning, setting up and starting out. It explores the principals of business plans, budgets, costing, pricing, cash flow, break-even, finance, operations, and other issues that can be key components to a successful business. Although the book is aimed at a freelance dance teaching career or a dance studio, many of the principles can be applied to other dance businesses such as productions, conferences, workshops, and course provision, or to other products and services.

The types of business and laws described in this book are generally those of the United Kingdom, as similarities exist in most countries, The author assumes readers could be living and working anywhere in the world and therefore the book does not answer specific queries relating to individual cases or jurisdictions.

Readers should treat Dance into Business as a guide or general overview, the examples and exercises illustrative only and readers should always seek appropriate professional advice as formal legal, accounting, or other professional advice has not been given in this book.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781789265422
ISBN-10: 1789265428
Publisher: Independent Publishing Network
Publication Date: November 15th, 2018
Pages: 280
Language: English