You don't have to be in the dance industry to read this book. The types of business and laws described in this book are generally those of the United Kingdom, but similarities exist in many countries.
The principles in the book are those applicable to the self-employed., and 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.
Whether you are about to take up employment, become an employer, start your own dance business or are already running one and thinking of expanding or selling, and want some guidance, this book is for you.
If you are passionate about dance, teaching, hard work, are driven to succeed, motivated, resilient, committed and disciplined, this book is for you.
Using insight from working in the dance world, Dance into Business is intended as a guide and contains helpful tips and practical examples.
Dance into Business demystifies the concepts surrounding employment and self-employment and looks at the main stages of getting into business: - preparation, planning, setting up and starting out.
It is designed to be accessible and practical. It sets out 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.
It has a Contents listing, Introduction, Chapters, Key Points, Case Studies, Tables and Appendices:
There are chapters on:
Choosing your options
Writing a business plan
Choosing a business name
Choosing a business structure
Using financial tools
Costing your business
Analysing cash flow
Up and running
Complying with the law
Buying (or selling) a business
Because of the complexity of different jurisdictions, Dance into Business can only ever be read 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.