Teacher Entrepreneur Profile: Fred Fields of Coach’s Angle Charters

Teacher Entrepreneur Profile: Fred Fields of Coach's Angle Charters

This week’s Teacher Entrepreneur profile is Fred Fields of Coach’s Angle Charters www.coachscharters.com.  Fred was a career educator and outstanding basketball coach.  During his 10 year tenure at Huntington North High School in Huntington, IN he led the Lady Vikings to two State Championships, three State Finals appearances, six regional championships & 10 sectional championships!  He was inducted into Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame in 2011 for coaching.

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

FF:       My business is called Coach’s Angle Charters.  I’m a fishing guide in [...]

TE Tips: Kudo’s To These Great Educators

Today's post isn't so much a tip as a thanks to the great educators in the stories below.  I assume by now you have heard about the heroic teachers from North Carolina that were arrested trying to improve the conditions in their schools.  In today's post I want to draw attention to their cause by linking to the two stories below.  This first link shares the circumstances surrounding their arrest.


The following link discusses legislation that may silence teachers that speak out in protest.


Thank you to all educators who work to serve and support our students every day!

Teacher Entrepreneur Profile: Yul Craig Martin of Biggby Coffee

 This week’s Teacher Entrepreneur profile is Yul Craig Martin of Biggby Coffee in Ft. Wayne, Indiana.  I first met Yul when we were both administrators for Fort Wayne Community Schools.  Yul’s heart for service made him a great administrator and it also makes him a great business owner.  I recently had the chance to sit down with Yul at his store to find out a little more about his business.  Next time you are in the Georgetown area and want a great cup of coffee in a fun atmosphere, stop by Biggby Coffee.  You won’t be disappointed.

CS:      What [...]

TE Tips: Help Needed!


You know that I have been working on building a national directory of Teacher Owned Businesses.  It’s my vision to create a directory that can be used by all educators to support Teacher Entrepreneurs.  Currently there are 52 businesses from 12 states in the Directory.  It is my vision to have at least 100 Teacher Owned Businesses from every state in the Directory.  Obviously this is a large undertaking for one person.  That's where you come in.  If you know of a Teacher that has a business that could be included in the Directory I'd love to hear from [...]

Teacher Entrepreneur Profile: Brady Smekens of Smekens Education Solutions

This week’s Teacher Entrepreneur profile is Brady Smekens of Smekens Education Solutions located in Warren, Indiana.  Recently, I was fortunate enough to sit down with Brady over lunch.  I met Brady over 10 years ago when we were both working for Huntington County Community Schools. I have also had the pleasure of knowing his wife Kristina for about the same amount of time.  They are great entrepreneurs, outstanding educators and wonderful people.   I hope you have the opportunity to take advantage of their services in the near future!

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

BS:       [...]

Teacher Entrepreneur Profile: Spring Recap

Today we are taking a break from our regular Teacher Entrepreneur Profiles to give you a chance to catch up on any Profiles that you've missed in the last few months.  The Profiles below are some of the most popular we've ever had.  I hope you enjoy them.

If you or someone you know wants to be featured on an upcoming Teacher Entrepreneur Profile please contact me at Craig@TeacherEntrepreneur.com.

Julie Rupp of ACN - Julie spent several years as a music teacher before she joined ACN to start growing her own online business.  In this conversation she shares her experiences in education and business. [...]

TE Tips: Embrace The Discomfort

Embrace The Discomfort

I’m currently reading The Excellence Habit: How Small Changes Can Make a Big Difference.  One of the insights I have gained from the book is how often discomfort keeps us from moving toward our dreams.  Achieving our dreams requires growth, and growth is often uncomfortable, so we choose comfort over our dreams.  This may not be a conscious choice but it is a choice that we make.

Author Vlad Zachary gives some inspiring examples of people who embraced discomfort in pursuit of their dreams.  Their examples made me realize how many times I have chosen the easy path, forsaking [...]

Teacher Entrepreneur Profile: Joe Santa of TCP

Teacher Entrepreneur Profile: Joe Santa of TCP
This week we are doing a little TBT!  This is a re-post of the first ever Teacher Entrepreneur Profile.  Joe is a sharp guy with a great business. Enjoy the interview!

Welcome to our first Teacher Entrepreneur profile. Each week I will be posting an interview with a Teacher Entrepreneur. My hope is that these profiles are helpful in a couple of ways. I hope they are educational and that you learn valuable tips and insights from the Teacher Entrepreneurs. I also hope that the next time you need a service or product you seek [...]