PREVIEW: Finance & Economics

In the next few weeks, I will be taking on the discussion of finances and economics of Square Dancing. The first article will be the economics of square dance calling. If you think this article isn’t important to the average dancer, think again. Clubs must bring in enough cash to remain viable, and callers must do the same. If clubs fail economically, we all lose. If callers fail economically, we all lose.

If financial things put you to sleep, I understand. I will do my best to keep it interesting. Finance & Accounting is what I do. I’ve done it for 45 years. For the last ten years, I been the Chief Financial Officer of regional homebuilding companies. Prior to that, I was the President of a regional Entrepreneurial Accounting Firm. I understand finance, and I can explain it in simple terms.

The data I will present is certain to turn heads. The conclusions I draw, and the recommendations that I make will certainly be controversial. I can’t help it. It needs to be said if we truly want to right the SD ship. I will put the data out there, and I will be happy to debate it with anyone knowledgeable of SD.

Stay tuned…