Dance into Business is designed to be accessible and practical. It has a Contents listing, Introduction, Chapters, Key Points, Case Studies, Tables and Appendices:

Chapters

An Introduction is followed by nineteen chapters covering the following topics:

        

  1. Choosing your options

  2. Becoming self-employed 

  3. Writing a business plan 

  4. Choosing a business name 

  5. Choosing a business structure 

  6. Using financial tools 

  7. Costing a  business

  8. Setting fees 

  9. Analysing cash flow 

  10. Funding

  11. Paying taxes 

  12. Up and running 

  13. Operating

  14. Complying with the law 

  15. Attracting customers 

  16. Engaging freelancers

  17. Using volunteers 

  18. Expanding 

  19. Buying (or selling) a business

Contents Listing

The Contents listing shows the Chapter heading, and the main headings and sub-headings in each chapter with the relevant page numbers. For example Chapter I:

 

1 Choosing your options

           Employment status

           Employment rights

     Employee

            Employment contracts

            Non-resident foreign employment contracts

     Worker

             Zero hours contracts

     Self-employed

     Test of employment and self-employment

     Advantages and disadvantages of employment and self-employment

     Employing staff or contracting freelancers

     Portfolio careers

     Entrepreneurship

Chapter content

Each chapter is prefaced with Key Points and a short introduction to the chapter. The Key Points repeat the main headings and sub-headings from the Contents listing. For example Chapter 1:

 

KEY POINTS

Employment status Employment rights Employee Employment contracts Non-resident foreign employment contracts Worker Zero hours contracts Self-employed Test of employment and self-employment Advantages and disadvantages of employment and self-employment Employing staff or contracting freelancers Portfolio careers Entrepreneurship

"Self-employment is more suitable for individuals who are independent and want to offer their services as a freelancer to a number of businesses and institutions, or are more entrepreneurial streak and want to set up their own business.

 

Employment, on the other hand, can be suitable for individuals wishing to supplement studies with part-time, term-time, or seasonal work; simply wishing to gain more experience in a paid position; or returning to the work force after a career break.

 

Employment and self-employment law differs in each country and some rights, benefits and flexibility are greater or less than others. Both can be subject to change as company law and tax legislation is introduced or amended. There is of course a halfway house where financial security or job stability offered by a combination or portfolio of paid employment and self-employment might be more attractive.

 

Chapter 1 examines employment and self-employment; the differences; the advantages and disadvantages and what you might or can expect."

Case Studies

Chapters 7 and 18 use a dance school as a business model for two Case Studies, Case Study 1: Starting Out and Case Study 2: Expansion. These are used as the basis for illustrations in further chapters.

 

Tables

There are forty tables throughout Dance into Business.

 

Appendices

Four appendices provide an international perspective to:

 

Appendix 1 Self-employed names

Appendix 2 Taxpayer identification numbers

Appendix 3 Search registries

Appendix 4 Dance awarding organisations

“Drawing on over twenty-five years’ experience as the international Director of Finance of the Royal Academy of Dance, the author shares his respected professional insights and guidance on how to successfully progress a career and enterprise in the performing arts’ industry. Indeed, the book is a valuable resource for all those who want to advance the art of ‘dance into business.”

Glyndwr Jones, Director, Council for Dance, Drama and Musical Theatre (CDMT)

 

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