Your School: Sell or Scale? [7FMS Ep. #78]

by Daniel Patterson


Should you sell your studio or school?

Would it even be possible?

What questions should you ask?

This is the topic that we are covering today… and whether you want to sell or think it would be possible to sell… You should listen to this episode!

There are so many possible outcomes to your life’s work and career…

And this impacts your income, your retirement, and your legacy.

You do not want to leave this up to chance…

Therefore we offer 4 questions you should ask yourself about your studio business.

Answer these questions and you will have a lot more clarity about your future.

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Here’s what we cover in the episode:

  • Exploring vital questions prior to selling your studio.
  • Identifying the ultimate purpose of growing vs. selling your studio
  • Determining the duration of your role
  • Considering the stakeholders and their wants & needs
  • Setting financial goals for your desired outcome
  • Recognizing the benefits and takeaways from answering these questions
  • Strategies for creating lasting value beyond your ownership
  • Maintaining commitment towards achieving your desired outcomes

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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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