Client Corner- Oceans Dance Studio
1. Branden began teaching dance in the area in 2012 and Oceans Dance Studio was founded in 2013. Inspiration, combined with Branden’s back-ground in entrepreneurship having run a family farm and his own brewery and carpentry businesses led them to open the studio in downtown Daytona Beach. The reason they chose downtown Daytona is because of the significant foot traffic Branden realized while attending Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University Daytona Beach Campus as a student. The company has 2 full-time and 2 part-time employees.
2. Oceans Dance Studio has been working with George Tewari and his team of consultants at the FSBDC at Daytona State College since May 2016 after Stephanie did a Google search for “business assistance.” The FSBDC Daytona has helped Branden and Stephanie manage through a significant internal challenge, re-brand the company, pivot the business model and determine growth opportunities. Both Branden and Stephanie are very happy that George has been able to help point things out that they couldn’t see. They recommend other entrepreneurs contact FSBDC Daytona because you get to leverage someone who has already been there and done it.
3. Branden and Stephanie’s encouragement for other business owners is to design your business model around the activities that fulfill you and make a profit. Don’t let the customers completely drive your business otherwise you’ll always do that instead of what is really meaningful to you. In addition, be willing to give back because you’ll always receive more than you can imagine in return.