- Nov 7, 2017
- Reaction score
- Southeast U.S.
Skribs,That was the idea. Of course, there are a few cons...
- Reduced potential student body size
- Difficulty balancing wildly different electives in terms of what a credit is
- Difficulty balancing electives in terms of likely participation (I'm guessing the forms class would be very low participation)
I still think you are looking at the business model wrong.
Ask yourself: "how can I make enough money to support my hobby/passion". If we are all being honest this is what training in the MA's is. Right? Converting this hobby/passion into a profitable venture is very, very tough. Unless you fully look at it as a business venture and Fully leverage this approach it just doesn't happen, unless you are a trust fund kid. Often times 'going big' is the best move, which is what I have tried to describe.
You have been given a ton of very good information. There is a LOT of work to do when moving into a new, unknown business area and I feel this increases the risk of failure. Source out the local Chamber of Commerce or whatever economic resources are available in the area for business data. Unabashedly meet with business & building owners to determine expense stats. Go to the local schools. See what they are doing. Find out what they charge and how they are structured on payment. Learn.
I get the feeling you are still confined in the box of your current school. Reach, expand, grow. Get out and see what the rest of the MA world is doing.
This does Not mean leaving your current school as a student. This in now way means there is anything wrong with your current school; clearly it is a large school so something is working. That said, what can you learn from your current school, OFF the mat? Get in the office and learn what is going on behind the scenes.
Make a plan. Plan the plan. Execute the plan. This is always fluid and I am certain there is much you can already do. You say you are a spreadsheet so get to work. If you are willing it would be great to share this as a talking point.