Why You Should Start Your Business With Confidence!

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Teacher Entrepreneur Profile: Mary Larsen of Riverbend Golf Course

This week’s Teacher Entrepreneur profile is Mary Larsen of Riverbend Golf Course.  Mary is a former colleague of mine from Ft. Wayne Community Schools.  She is not the typical Teacher Entrepreneur.  She didn’t want to be an Entrepreneur but was thrust into the role when her husband passed away unexpectedly.  At that point Mary found herself in charge of the golf course that her husband operated.

In our interview Mary said that in business it is important to play to your strengths and hire others to do the things that you are not so good at.  She said that she can [...]

TE Tips. You Could Become a Millionaire!

How’s that for a TE Tip!  That’s right, you could become a millionaire!  I know your immediate response is no, but wait…hear me out.  I know a lot of Teachers think they could never be a millionaire but I know some that are, and you could be one too…if you play your cards right!

Years ago I read the book The Millionaire Next Door.  Recently as I was preparing for a presentation the book came to mind.   Let me share a little info from the book before you completely discount the idea that you could someday be a millionaire.  I think [...]

Start a Teacher Side Job

I want to talk to all the aspiring Teacher Entrepreneurs out there that want to start a business that would be a side job for them. I know fear is stopping many of you from starting a Teacher Side Job business! I'm here to tell you that you can achieve your financial dreams and more!  How do I know?  I know because I've done it, and I know many, many other Teacher Entrepreneurs that have done it as well.  They all say you can do it too!  Don't let the fear stop you!

I believe so strongly that you can do [...]

Teacher Entrepreneur Profile: Janelle McLaughlin of Innovative Education Solutions

This week's Teacher Entrepreneur profile is Janelle McLaughlin of Innovative Education Solutions.  Janelle has been an educator for over 15 years and has had a wide range of experiences from the classroom to the district level.  Her passion for students and their education is evident in her work and her speech.  I recently had the pleasure of speaking with Janelle to learn more about her business.

CS:       How long have you been an educator and what positions have you held?

JM:      I have been an educator since 1998, most of that time was spent in the primary grades.  I taught [...]

Don’t Go It Alone, Find a Mentor!

Don't Go It Alone, Find a Mentor!

Do you struggle with asking for help?  I sure do.  I don’t want people to know that I can’t do something.  It's hard to ask for help, but no one can do everything.

I’m slowly learning that lesson.  As I work to grow the readership for my blog and the membership for my site I feel like I am fighting an uphill battle.  When I started the site I thought I knew what I needed to know but the farther along I get in the journey I’m finding out all the things I didn’t know [...]

Quick Favor

I've been at this blogging thing for almost a year now and I'm very thankful for everyone who stops by my site every day.  In order to continue to improve the site and its usefulness to you I am in the process of trying to nail down the demographics of who you are as a Teacher Entrepreneur.  I have designed a brief survey to help gather some info.   The survey will literally only take you 2 minutes.  I'm just looking for basic info about age, gender, what info would be helpful to you, etc.  I'm hoping you'll take the time [...]

Great Advice From Teacher Entrepreneurs

Today we are taking a break from our regular Teacher Entrepreneur Profiles to take a look at some of the best advice from Teacher Entrepreneurs over the past year.   Today we'll look at some great answers to the question "What advice would you give to other Teacher Entrepreneurs?"

"Stick to your core beliefs and grow your business for as long as possible before you leave the classroom."   Jeremy Spartz, Lyrics 2 Learn 

"Two things.  Number one, teachers think that all they can do in life is teach.  Broaden your horizon.  Teaching never stops.  Whatever field you are in, there is [...]

TE Tips: Be Thankful

Happy Canadian Thanksgiving!  Okay, so I’m a day late.  Yesterday was Canadian Thanksgiving.  My point is that we have much to be Thankful for.  I love Thanksgiving for a lot of reasons but especially because it gives me the opportunity to pause and think about all the things I am thankful for.  I also love it because our family gets to celebrate it two times every year.  We celebrate Canadian Thanksgiving (the second Monday in October and yes, it’s the same thing with the Turkey and Pumpkin Pie) with my family in October and American Thanksgiving with my wife’s family [...]

Teacher Entrepreneur Profile: David Dean of Mr. Sandman

This week's Teacher Entrepreneur Profile is David Dean of Mr. Sandman.  I first met David years ago when I did my administrative practicum at his school.  He was a beloved educator and is a popular figure in the community.  You can always count on him to give it his best.
CS: How long have you been an educator and what positions have you held?

DD:  32.5 years.  Taught history only, then included English as well as history for 10.5 years , then English only the next ten, then English and drama [which eventually became a [...]