Interested in starting your own entrepreneurial journey in dance training but unsure what to expect? Then read up on our interview with Tenacity Bricher-Wade, Owner of Passion For Dance, Inc. DBA En Avant Dance, located in Cheyenne, WY, USA.

What's your business, and who are your customers?

En Avant Dance is a non-competitive dance studio in downtown Cheyenne, WY. We strive to be a place where students of every age, shape, size, and condition may explore their passion and learn to dance. Students feel empowered, comfortable, and free to explore their interests, creativity, individuality, and self-expression in a positive, constructive environment and experience. Our customers are anyone with an interest in learning to dance.

Tell us about yourself

I am one of the current owners and had my first dance class with En Avant in 1988. I discovered my passion for dance and am fortunate to have pursued and embraced it my whole life. It has been a lifelong dream to own the studio I started at, and when that dream became a reality, it was amazing. The people who come through the studio doors are what motivates me; it's such a wonderful feeling to see how happy dance makes them.

What's your biggest accomplishment as a business owner?

Coming up with new ideas that improve the business overall.

What's one of the hardest things that come with being a business owner?

Being the boss. Being the boss is one of the main reasons people want to own a business, but being in the hot seat presents some key challenges.

What are the top tips you'd give to anyone looking to start, run and grow a business today?

To stay organized, motivated, and have fun within the business — don't focus on the negative.

Where can people find you and your business?


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