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It's the most wonderful time of the year …

Right around this time, Staples always seems to have a commercial with “It’s the most wonderful time of the year” playing in the background.  I tried one year to sing the song while in Staples with my kids.  While they didn’t have frowns on their faces, they certainly didn’t join in.  But, it did seem…

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Staying Focused When You Just Want to Chill …

Back in my early years of teaching, one of my bosses pulled me aside one day and said,  “Rosemarie, I don’t want you to be a great teacher.  I want you to just be a good enough teacher.”  Now, this is not normally what you would expect your boss to say regardless of your profession.…

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Work/Life Balance … Does it actually exist?

How to Create Work-Life Balance

When I first started my business I vastly OVER-estimated my ‘free’ time & vastly UNDER-estimated the time I needed to complete basic administrative & teaching tasks (let alone projects). My twins were going into preschool 3 mornings a week & I thought, “Great! I have all this free time & can take on more students. Easy!” The reality was that I didn’t accurately budget my time. So as you go through registration for your studio, how can you find a semblance of balance?

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To list rates or not list rates. That is the question.

Several weeks ago, I blogged about how I conduct market research in my area to ensure that my tuition rates are reasonable & competitive.  Last week, I began compiling data on the piano studios in my city.  While I haven’t completed my research, it brought up a compelling question for me.