How To Break Into Schools

September 6, 2016 by Geoff Carlisle

So you may have thought about getting into the school dance market. Or you might have tried… but ran into a dead end making the connection? You may even question whether providing entertainment to schools is even worth the effort.

173-6-7I’m here to say, YES it is!

I have a passion for providing entertainment for the school market because that’s where I started over 33 years ago. I’ve had the opportunity to speak at several DJ expos about my experi- ence including Mobile Beat.

Let look at five specific areas that will help you break into the market or pave the way toward business with schools.

1. Determine what type of events the schools in your area have. Are there dances around football games or holidays? Are there homecomings, back to school dainces, good behavior rewards, band banquets, proms, etc.?

Each school is different and may have many—or none—of the above mentioned events. The best way to find out is to do a little bit of investigative work. Look online (Google schools in your area) and/or see if your state has a directory of schools for the entire state. Keep in mind the list is typically organized by the school system for each school (city, county, etc.).

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