Episode 038 – David Barnard on Business Planning and Forming a Music Co-Operative

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Today is part two of my conversation with David Barnard. Last week, in Episode 037, David joined us to talk about the music cooperative as a business model that is helping teachers build sustainable studios by joining together.

Today David’s talking about how to form a cooperative. Some of our discussion applies specifically to coops, but a lot of our discussion centers around how to write a business plan, which is a great exercise for any teacher no matter what business model you’re using.


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