Re: Poll: How important is running an aikido dojo as a business?
I think people are confusing the terms "business" and "profit".
Even non-profits are "businesses". any organisation which includes the exchange of currency or like value is a "business". Somebody has to keep track of where the money is and pay the bills, regardless of any personal compensation.
If the dojo is the instructor's only source of income, one would hope to be making agreater profit than if one were teaching for love and has another source of income outside the dojo.