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.
The Association of Independent Music Services: AIMS
Gloucestershire Music Co-Operative
Co-Operatives UK provides template documents to form a limited company
Legal Structure: The Difference Between LLCs And LLPs (United States)
SMART Goals (Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Realistic, Time-Bound)
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- 031 – Ken Thompson on Building a Music School that Pays Sustainable Wages
- 037 – David Barnard on Music Co-Operatives in the UK
Business Plan Outline
SWOT Analysis Worksheet
- The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: Powerful Lessons in Personal Change by Stephen R. Covey
- Altogether Now: A Guide to Forming Music Teacher Co-Operatives by The Musicians’ Union (UK)
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