Dear PPA Member,
What's your idea of making it to the "big time"? For some of you, it's having a retail studio and all the fixings (employees, cool gadgets, cappuccino machine). This may be your dream, but the reality is often different if you aren't being financially savvy. The first time I read PPA's Financial Benchmark Survey, I was surprised to learn that participating retail studio owners didn't hit the important goals as often as the home studio owners.
While there are benefits to being a retail studio owner, if it's not helping you reach your financial goals, you've got some decisions to make. This week's Vital Signs can help you with those, including some ideas for keeping your head above water in a retail space. As for what kind of cappuccino maker to buy? Well, you're on your own there.
Director of Member Value & Experience