10 Lessons Nate Learned Opening a New Location (Part 1) [7FMS Ep. #71]

by Daniel Patterson


Over the past 13 years, Nate has opened 3 different Brooklyn Music Factory locations…

Including their newest location, which was opened back in January of this year (2023).

As Nate reflected on these various openings…

He realized that he learned 10 important lessons about how to open a location successfully.

He did things differently this time.

And in this episode, we are going to cover the first half of that list.

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Here’s what we cover in the episode:

  • Lesson 1: Creating a wish list for your new location
  • Lesson 2: How to set your intentions for a new location
  • Lesson 3: Leaning on your team, taking your time
  • Lesson 4: Decisions you need to make before you even begin
  • Lesson 5: How to enlist the help you need to open a new location
  • Lesson 6: How to know how much $$$ you’ll spend

We’d love to hear from you… what was your big takeaway this episode? What questions do you have?

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Daniel Patterson is a private teacher, writer, and marketing consultant for music schools. He began teaching in 2004. He co-founded and led marketing operations for a summer music camp that sees over 200 children each summer.

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