Posted on October 1, 2013 by Poornima in BizeeBee, Solutions

As a owner of a studio it’s easy to think that you know what is best for your studio, your customers, and your instructors. You might have a way of running things, or a certain vision for your business. If an outsider gives you feedback, you might dismiss it thinking, “What do they know about running a studio?” or “Ugh, I don’t have time for this!” Or you might just perceive it as a complaint rather than a suggestion. Having an attitude of I-know-what’s-best-for-my-studio is exactly the kind of attitude that often times holds studio owners back from having a flourishing business. At BizeeBee, we often see this as one of the signs that a studio is going to be closing down their business soon. Successful studios have learned to blend and balance feedback from their community. However, we understand that as an owner you cannot listen to everyone! Here

Posted on September 20, 2013 by Poornima in BizeeBee, Features, Solutions

Last week I had the pleasure of meeting up with one of our BizeeBee customers Michele, who owns a Zumba business. Michele operates as a studioless business, in which she and a group of Zumba instructors whom she manages, teach out of a community center in North Carolina. Michele has been operating her Zumba business for a little over 6 months. However, running businesses isn’t new to Michele. She’s built up a number of them, and has been able to do so successfully, because she understands the importance of having a system in place! When she discovered BizeeBee 6 months ago, she was searching for a solution that would help get her business off the group. What drew her to BizeeBee was that it was simple solution that met the needs her small but growing Zumba business. Since joining BizeeBee, Michele and I have been exchanging emails for awhile, and

Posted on August 28, 2013 by Poornima in BizeeBee, Interview

  While working in the yoga industry in various capacities since 2008,  Kara and Mel noticed that though the yoga industry in US is propelling to a $10B industry, yoga teachers barely make ends meet each month.  A large number of seasoned teachers who put in a lot of extra effort to make classes and trainings fantastic, but aren’t being compensated for their efforts.  This was the problem that inspired the birth of: The Yoga Recipe, the goal being to foster the teacher-teacher relationship.   The Yoga Recipe started with a mission to create an energy and monetary exchange between seasoned and new teachers that elevates both the yoga community and most importantly the students.  Unlike most of the resources available,  The Yoga Recipe is based on teacher resource and focus on teacher-teacher relationship.   The Yoga recipe was launched in May 2013 and is currently in beta phase.  The

Posted on August 21, 2013 by Poornima in BizeeBee, Solutions, Sustainable Studio

Welcome back to another episode of Sustainable studio series! I’m Poornima the CEO & Founder of BizeeBee, I know you’re passionate about your business, but you need to balance pursuing your passion with some business intelligence. Since many of you are bizee building I’ve come up with this sustainable studio series. In this video series we will explore 1 suggestion every week to help you build a sustainable studio business! Even if you’re a private instructor and don’t have a studio you can make use of these suggestions to build a sustainable business. In the past few episodes we covered systems you need to put in place to create a sustainable business like marketing and financial tracking systems. In this next set of episodes we’re going to cover some of the touchy subjects that are holding your business back from becoming a sustainable business! One of the main issues I

Posted on August 19, 2013 by Poornima in BizeeBee, Features, Solutions

You have been hooked to yoga for years, practicing consistently, and now you wish to share your knowledge of the practice with others by becoming a yoga instructor!  As you embark on this new journey, you might decide to work at a yoga studio, and teach private lessons as well.  If you have even the slightest interest in turning your teaching practice into a business then you’ll need to think about how you’re going to keep track of your students.  Your students will become your initial client base. Given that you’re operating with limited time and resources, we came up with a solution to help private instructors such as yourself focus on what you love to do, teach!  By incorporating a BizeeBee online store into your website you’ll get paid and keep track of students easily.  No need to go through an enter data each time you each.  Or worry