As the founder of VoiceWorks, Ryan Guth is an enthusiastic Public School Choir Director who’s rocking it as a sidepreneur and teaching others to do the same through his brand new podcast, Find Your Forte. Besides managing a massive musical education program and directing several vocal and Handbell ensemble, he owns a performing arts school for young actors, singers and Handbell musicians, his projects have been featured by BuzzFeed, The Huffington Post, MSNBC and the Today Show as well as gained attention from radio stations across the US and Canada.
Get burned first and realize how to fix it later – Ryan Guth
In building VoiceWorks, once he had enough registered students, Ryan formed a unique niche in Handbell ensemble, which branched out to voice and musical theater. All this started by borrowing space and equipment.
Ryan’s One Idea
Ryan noticed that there was a gap in the public school music education system that he was teaching in. After 5 years into the system, his former students were coming to him missing the programs he had in his school. Ryan then decided to open VoiceWorks in the basement of a church.
Voiceworks provides unique experiences in the world of voice and musical theater and Handbells. Using music as the medium, they teach children to be great human beings emphasizing camaraderie and humility in all of their programs. VoiceWorks has been a side job for Ryan for 5 years but he will be doing this full-time by June 30th. The other revenue stream is his podcast since April 1st.
• Create a studio policy between you and your customers in order for you deliver your best service. http://ryanguth.com/policy
♦ Rundown of value
♦ Expectations of the students & parents
♦ Materials needed
♦ Liability waiver
♦ Exchange of money – how you’ll collect
♦ Cancellation policy – The most important part of running a service
♦ Leaving the studio – the proper way to exit
♦ Electronic communications policy
♦ Financial paperwork
5 Moves To Start A New Business
If they were to start another business today, they would concentrate on this key factor:
- Read the E-Myth Revisited book.
- Talk to an accountant and lawyer.
- Have talks with people with similar business to yours.
- Start helping people for free – give value away, make friends.
- Just do it – take action – don’t wait for the perfect circumstance.
The Success Principles by Jack Canfield
Secret To Success
Write in a 5-minute journal every day; affirmations, things that he’s grateful for, acknowledge great thing that happen.