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24
Dec

Stay Visible with Search Engine Optimization

  Once upon a time we used the phone book and the classified ads to find local businesses. They’ve gone digital, and so should you. Add your studio to the Yellow Pages online, your local Chamber of Commerce or Board of Trade listing. Also, check for other local business directories in your area. These registries …

23
Dec

A Flurry of Updates!

While many people are winding down this time of year in preparation for the holiday season, the My Music Staff elves (aka our awesome developers) have been working ’round the clock! You may not notice any major differences at first glance, but this flurry of behind-the-scenes updates will keep MMS running smoothly while you’re celebrating …

9
Dec

Define Your Competitive Advantage

  Your competitive advantage helps you differentiate yourself from the crowd, while highlighting your value. What unique value do you provide to your clients? What cool skill or service do you offer that makes your studio stand out above the rest? It’s important to keep in mind that a competitive advantage must be difficult for …

3
Dec

Ready for Delivery!

‘Tis the season for some new feature updates! We’ve been keeping our ears open for your feedback around email deliverability and have been continuously monitoring everything we can to make sure your studio emails are being successfully received by your families. This week’s update focuses on our new Deliverability Report, which can be found in the …

25
Nov

Stay Connected: Getting Started with Social Media

  It’s estimated that there are over 3 billion social media users all around the world. Obviously, it’s become a very powerful tool, but social media for personal use is quite different from your business use. In order for it to work for your business, you need to have a plan. Determine your goals Take …

21
Nov

Introducing: Our New Student Portal!

It’s a big day in the My Music Staff office! Today we’re launching an opt-in beta version of our new Student Portal – complete with an updated and modern interface. The new Student Portal is functionally identical to the current Student Portal, but is rebuilt using significantly newer technology that opens the door to exciting …

11
Nov

Get Paid Online and Save Your Time

  Did you know that choosing to accept online payments means that you’ll receive payments 2x faster? Many music teachers still only accept cash and check, but fewer people carry cash or have a checkbook at all. If your clients usually carry credit cards instead, you should offer more convenient payment options. Families have far …

28
Oct

Automate, Automate, Automate!

    When you’re running a business, one of the most precious commodities of all is your time. Psychology Today defines time management as “the ability to plan and control how someone spends the hours in a day to effectively accomplish their goals.” Notice the words plan and control. How many times have you said …

16
Oct

Laundry List of Changes!

This week, we’ve got loads of little improvements to help you during this busy fall season (and yes, that is a laundry pun). The bulk of this week’s improvements are aimed at enhancing the user experience and making life a little easier by saving you some clicks. We made several changes throughout the app that …

14
Oct

Simplify Your Billing

  Do you have a collection of students that all pay different rates? Are some families invoiced at different intervals? Just the thought of this sounds stressful and time-consuming juggling act. It sounds like it might be time to simplify your billing practices. When you first start out, it may be simple to manage multiple …

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