There are many ways you can use meetup.com to promotoe your school! In addition to holding parenting meetups as we talk about below, you can go to meetups for toddlers and their parents to advertise your young age classes! Bring materials and information to parents to let them know why your programs are beneficial for their children. The video below will help you use meetup.com effectively!
One thing that I’ve noticed when talking to school owners is that we're all so busy running classes and managing students, that we don’t even have TIME to run our business or even have a life.
This month, I decided to change that pattern- of working 14 hour days, 6 or more days a week- to take a break (and a breath for myself) and understand what I needed to do for myself to have a LIFE. Perhaps by stepping away, I would enrich my life and at the same time grow our business... or so I thought. As a single mom of a college-age daughter, I really needed to regain my social life. By now you must be wondering how this blog is going to help you grow your business. Well, in searching for life outside of work, I discovered this little website called MEETUP.com (NOT SO LITTLE anymore!) I knew about meetup for many years, and it was started (as so many highly funded, rapid growth technologies are) by a guy in his mid 20′s.
Well, I went to a Meetup on a rainy May Sunday, where I met about 9 other singles from the ages 0f 28 – 70 and an idea was born– born for my schools. I thought, "Why NOT have KINDER MUSIK MEETUPS, or PRE-SCHOOL MEETUPS, or what EVER type of SCHOOL you are, offer MEETUPS at a fee, for your parents with young children?" For example, if you are a KINDER MUSIK SCHOOL, you can have a Child's Music Meetup. or how about Rainy Day Music Class? These can be any type of classes and can be planned in a week’s time or less, once you curate a group following.
If you think this is an idea for you, let us know and we'll help you get started! When you get the new clients, we can help you manage your school!