Happy New Year!

Happy New Year From TeacherEntrepreneur.com!

TE Tips: Take Time To Reflect

The end of the year is a great time to reflect on the past year and do some goal setting for the new year.  As many of you know I love quotes...so I wanted to share some quotes that I hope will both help you reflect and look toward the future.
Excellence is the gradual result of always striving to do better.  Pat Riley
If you are not willing to risk the unusual, you will have to settle for the ordinary.  Jim Rohn
Don't be afraid to give up the good to go for the great.  John D. Rockefeller
Only put off until tomorrow [...]

A Look Ahead

A Look Ahead

Today I wanted to take a moment to look ahead and share some changes that will be coming to the site so you aren't caught off guard.

I won't be posting Teacher Entrepreneur Profiles on 12/24/15 or 12/31/15.  These days are very busy and the number of visitors to the site is usually way down.  In fairness to the people that have taken the time to participate in Teacher Entrepreneur Profiles I want their profiles to run at a time when they will gain maximum exposure.  The Teacher Entrepreneur Profiles will return on 1/7/16.

I've created a series of short video [...]

Merry Christmas

Thanks for taking the time to read my blog over the past year.  Have a Very Merry Christmas!

TE Tips: Great Deals on Great Reads!

Today's Tip is short and simple.  I recently came across a site that helps you find great deals on all kinds of books.  The site is called BookBub.com.  They will notify you of great deals on eBooks from the major book sellers.

Here's how it works.  Each day some of the major book sellers (Barnes and Noble, Amazon, etc) have a significant sale (prices range from Free to $2.99) on a limited number of titles.  You enter your email at BookBub.com, select the genre (my English Teacher wife will be so proud of me for using this word) or categories of [...]

Teacher Entrepreneur Profile: Becky Oliver and Kristyn Davidson of Oliver’s Twist

This week’s Teacher Entrepreneur profile is the mother daughter team of Becky Oliver and Kristyn Davidson.  I first met Becky many years ago when we taught together at Huntington North High School.  Becky and Kristyn joined forces to create Oliver’s Twist (http://oliverstwistpaper.com/ ) when they saw an opportunity in the market while planning Kristyn’s wedding.  They’re a great team with a unique business.

CS:       What is the name of your business and where is it located?

OT:      Our business is called Oliver’s Twist and we are located at 14390 Clay Terrace Blvd. Ste. 170
Carmel, Indiana.  We can be reached by phone at [...]

TE Tips: I Missed It!

If you’re like me, and I’m guessing you are, you’re driven.  Most Teacher Entrepreneurs are.  You have a long list of things you want to accomplish over Christmas Break.  There are things in your business you’ve been putting off, and you can’t wait to get them done.  I was the same way.

I remember one Christmas a few years ago that I was so driven I didn’t make time to celebrate the holidays.  Once school got out, it was work, work, work for the whole break.  When break was over I went right back to school.  A few weeks later as [...]

TE Tips: Great Resource For Retirement Savings

How confident are you in your ability to build a quality stock portfolio for your retirement account?  If you are like most Teachers, me included you wish you knew more.  I know it is intimidating and it seems there is sooooo much to learn you don’t know where to start.  This past weekend while strolling through our local library I found the place to start.  The Shortest Book Ever on Saving for Retirement by James O’Donnell is my new go to book for retirement savings advice.

I value this book because I know the author and he is a brilliant, gracious [...]

Don’t Have A Stroke…Enjoy The Blessings

I have been blessed by many of you this week and I wanted to take a moment to say thank you.  Last week I had the pleasure of working with consulting clients, meeting new Teacher Entrepreneurs and spending time with good friends I hadn’t seen in way too long.  Each of these experiences was its own special blessing.

In years past I wouldn’t have taken the time to enjoy the blessing that I received from each of those interactions.  I often rushed through my days, jumping from task to task, finishing one task only to start another.  I didn’t take time [...]

Teacher Entrepreneur Profile: Andrea Brown of Gifted Media

Andrea Brown of Gifted Media

This week’s Teacher Entrepreneur Profile is Andrea Brown of Gifted Media.  I met Andrea through Vernetta Freeney, who was the focus of a Teacher Entrepreneur Profile a few weeks ago.  Andrea is fairly new to the Teaching profession but has a significant background as a digital entrepreneur.  She has worked as an independent blogger covering high profile events around the world.  Despite living an exciting life traveling the world, Andrea felt something was missing.  She felt that she wanted to give back, to make the world a better place, so like many of us, she became [...]