First-time small business owners often make decisions that later prove detrimental to their businesses because they do not have a structure on which to base their decisions. The Business Solutions workshop will provide such a framework as a key focus to help aspirant and existing studio owners overcome the hurdles often encountered in getting a business off the ground and building long-term sustainability.
While the workshop content is based on proven business principles, it is “packaged” in a user-friendly format that will allow studio owners to implement the skills they learn in their businesses immediately.
The workshop covers a wide spectrum of topics, for example:
- what form of business entity is most appropriate;
- what documentation is required for a bank loan;
- information on how to structure employment contracts and client agreements;
- awareness of the labour laws and other legislation with which Pilates businesses must comply;
- control of outstanding fees; and
- motivating employees.
The workshop will be examining the whole issue of ‘money in and money out,’ to try and help entrepreneurs feel more at ease with the financial side of business so that they can run their studios more effectively and place them on a more profitable footing.
Sales & Marketing workshop - 24 October (Cape Town) & 7 November (Pretoria) 09h00-13h00
As part of our commitment to assist you in all aspects of being a Pilates Instructor, we are excited about this new Sales & Marketing workshop. Understand all the elements that play a role in selling your service. Make your Sales and Marketing decisions and prioritise your activities. Draw up a Sales and Marketing plan and budget. Get practical information and develop skills in selling your studio's experience. Walk away with a Sales Plan, useful contact numbers and some Sales practice on potential clients - worth a lot in the current economic climate.