Interested in starting your own entrepreneurial journey but unsure what to expect? Then read up on our interview with Lucy Herrera, founder of Lucy Dance Fit Studio, located in Arlington, TX, USA.
What's your business, and who are your customers?
Lucy Dance Fit Studio, established in 2016, has been serving the Arlington community for approximately eight years. The studio currently emphasizes and promotes health and well-being through the art of dance and music. Our primary focus is teaching children within the community ranging from the ages of 4 through 18 years old, offering Ballet, Pointe, Tap, Hip Hop, and Contemporary dance.
Lucy Dance Studio is currently located within the area of Arlington, a predominantly Hispanic blue-collar community where the opportunity exists for children can develop their artistic dance skills.
Tell us about yourself
Since the age of 5 years old, I’ve been involved with the art of dance by joining local schools within my community; throughout the years and plenty of hard work and dedication, in 1991 graduated with a master’s degree in dance from Jersey City State University. During this time, I also participated in multiple dance competitions worldwide, in which I furthered my knowledge and passion for the art of Dance.
What's your biggest accomplishment as a business owner?
Witnessing the growth and reputation of my dance studio within the community throughout the years despite many hardships as well.
What's one of the hardest things that come with being a business owner?
As with many commercial businesses, the high cost of utilities in relation to what the studio relies upon for the cost of teaching services within this community can always present many challenges. Lucy Dance Fit Studio will always strive to be competitive with maintaining low costs in relation to its surrounding market community.
What are the top tips you'd give to anyone looking to start, run and grow a business today?
- Develop a plan.
- Always have a contingency plan for the unexpected.
- Be consistent, creative, and patient.
Where can people find you and your business?
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