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APA_TalkShop Video Advice from a young entrepreneur

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A bright stage light. A group of young girls in leotards, with their hair pulled up in buns, wave long ribbons from wands.

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I'm Stacy Tuschl. And my business journey starts a little bit differently than most.

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Text, Stacy Tuschl, The Academy of Performing Arts.

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When I was 18, I started teaching dance classes in my parents' backyard. We started that year with 17 kids.

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Dancers move around a studio

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Within three years, we ended up with 100 students. It completely changed my life, because today, I now run a dance studio.

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A group of older girls wearing black leotards dance in straight rows. A pink dance bag says hashtag Talk Shop in silver glitter.

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We're trying to create a very well-rounded student. So we really do encourage them to volunteer to give back, to be a part of something bigger. We're really trying to create great kids.

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Dancers smile and interact with one another. Chalkboard, Come for class, stay for community.

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My business really took off when I actually treated it like a business and answered the phone with our studio name and things like that. There comes a time when the hobby stops and the business starts. And there needs to be that transition.

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Dancers lay on the floor in leotards. A row of feet clad in pink ballet slippers extend forward.

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I think you have to be constantly looking at building your team, having a great vision that your team can help you carry out. Being surrounded by people that are doing bigger and better things than you will inspire you to continue to do what you love.

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Dancers stretching. A hand plays a piano. The dance studio logo is shown.

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One of the things that I always tell people is, owning your own business, it's not always rainbows and sunshine. But that's just a part of business. And you will learn from those lessons. And you will make your business better every year.

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A dancer spinning in circles on one leg.

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Talkshop: Advice from a young entrepreneur

Stacy Tuschl transitioned her hobby into a thriving business at an early age.

Tags: Best practices, Business loans, Goals, Loans, Planning
Published: November 08, 2019

Stacy started as a dance instructor in her parent's backyard. Now, she owns a dance studio with two locations and nearly 1,000 students. Hear her talk about having a vision, building a team, how her business really took off, and what inspires her to continue doing what she loves.

 

Read Stacy’s 5 tips to help you open a business of your own.