The Company You Keep

Tamworth City Dance Academy

Kellie and Paul Singh are teenage sweethearts who double as the Principal and Studio Manager of Tamworth City Dance Academy. Kellie's the creative and Paul is the strategic mind, and together they make quite the pair.

They've made the most in a rural town by understanding the importance of community engagement. Tune in to this episode to find out why going bush can lead to professional and personal success, and how to keep things fun even in the face of adversity.

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Tamworth City Dance Academy on community engagement

One of the big questions many business owners have is how to deal with a business partner – but what happens when that partner is your spouse? That’s what Kellie and Paul Singh discuss, and more, in this episode of The Company You Keep.

Kellie and Paul Singh took a big leap in moving to Tamworth, but it’s paid off. After a while, the two realised the chaos of raising a family was getting a little overwhelming, and the move was a much needed change of pace.

Immediately, Kellie spotted an opportunity to give back to the artistic community by opening Tamworth City Dance Academy. But starting a business with your spouse can be tough – how did the pair pull through? 

“Well one of the main things is the keyword we use is just respect. We just need to respect each other's skills and each other's feelings and opinions as well,” says Paul.

“There is no boss here, neither of us has the power of veto over the other one.”

The pair have tried to implement that plan in their own physical space as well. Paul points out that in the pair’s home, separating the work and home life has reaped dividends. 

“It's something that we didn't have back in our old house and it was feeling like we couldn't really disengage so much. Whereas here, we've sort of built that structure whereby physically we're able to do that as well as mentally.”

Of course, using My Business resources has helped the pair as well. Particularly when it comes to attending meetings and events. “The regional manager has been a fantastic resource for us as well. We've been able to pick up the phone and ask his advice on a few different things in terms of our business planning.”

Disclaimer: Our guests are real business owners and their experiences are their true stories. The guests express views and opinions that are from their own learnings and insights.

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