Have you been considering opening a barre studio? Let me ask you why…
- Do you want to leave a job?
- Do you want to stay home with your kids, but still run a business and contribute to the family’s finances?
- Do you want to build wealth for your family?
- Do you want a career that allows you the freedom to travel and create your own schedule?
- Do you want a business that has a fairly low barrier to entry and allows you to launch without hundreds of thousands of dollars?
Today I want to talk to you about something that is just huge on my mind this year. I am about five years into opening my barre studio and at this point, I’ve now gotten to the point where the barre studio kind of runs itself. I have a really great staff, wonderful instructors and everything tends to run fairly smoothly.
So, this year I have had one of the biggest things happen since I’ve opened. I’m on pace to have between eighty and ninety vacation days this year! So far, both my family and my husband’s family have come out for visits here to San Diego.
I’ve been back to Indiana, took a trip to Las Vegas, and staycationed in Palm Springs and Palm Desert. I did a 10 day trip to Cabo, did 10 days in Dallas. And after 15 years together, the barre studio has finally given Mike and I the freedom to kind of come and go as we please.
But, it is something that took a while.
So, when someone is considering opening a barre studio, often people wonder if they will be able to do that too. I will tell you this: the first six months to a year of opening your barre studio you are going to work really hard. Taking a ton of vacation time right from the start of your studio, probably won’t be possible.
I think that I probably ran my barre studio for about nine months before I ever really took my first extended vacation. In that time, I actually opened two studios. So, had I not been opening the second one, I probably would have been doing it after about five months.
Opening your own business takes a lot of work. I want to make that very clear. But, if you are looking for a career that allows you more freedom, more time with your family, and for you to be able to live the life you really want to live, then maybe your own barres studio is right for you!