Teacher Entrepreneur Profile: Joshua Waldron of Studio JWAL

This week's Teacher Entrepreneur profile is Joshua Waldron of Studio JWAL.  I contacted Josh after I read an article about his business online.  He started working in web design during college and continued to grow to the point that he started his own design firm and now works with numerous businesses, churches, schools and non-profits.  Check out his website at www.StudioJWAL.com

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

JW:      The name of my business is Studio JWAL and it is located in Waynesboro, Virginia, a small city in the Blue Ridge Mountains area of Virginia.

CS:       [...]

TE Tips: An LLC is Easy To Form

TE Tips: An LLC is Easy To Form

Too many Teacher Entrepreneurs risk their personal assets by not forming a business entity.  A Limited Liability Company (LLC) is a great entity for most Teacher Owned Businesses and it takes only a few minutes and a little planning to form.   The info below is needed to form an LLC in Indiana.  I chose Indiana because it is my home state and I have been through the process several times.  The process is similar in most other states.  For more specific info on filing an LLC in your state, see your state’s Secretary [...]

Teacher Entrepreneur Profile: Katie Ford of Katie Ford Photography

This week’s Teacher Entrepreneur profile is Katie Ford of Katie Ford Photography www.katiefordphotography.com .  I was introduced to Katie by Josh Waldron of Studio JWAL.  Katie has been a Teacher for ten years and has officially been in business for four years, although she has been selling photos for much longer.  Katie has a passion for photography and it shows in her work.  Take a moment to check out her site and I think you’ll agree.

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

KF:      The name of my business is Katie Ford Photography.  It is located [...]

TE Tips: Understand The Downside

TE Tips: Understand The Downside

Today I have the unenviable task of evicting a family from their home.  This is the downside of being in the rental business.  In any business, there will be tasks you don't want to do, but often your ability to perform those tasks will determine the success of your business.  I'm not looking forward to going to court this morning, but I entered into a contract with another party and I have fulfilled my obligations...they have not.  I could continue to allow them to live in our unit for free, but that would be counter-productive to [...]

Teacher Entrepreneur Profile: Mitch Weathers of Organized Binder

This week’s Teacher Entrepreneur Profile is Mitch Weathers of Organized Binder www.organizedbinder.com .  I contacted Mitch after finding out about his company online.  As we spoke, it soon became obvious that Mitch is passionate about helping students be successful.  He developed Organized Binder for use in his own classroom.  Once other Teachers saw it, they wanted to use it too.  Organized Binder now has a presence in 25 states and a growing International presence.

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

MW:    My business is called Organized Binder.  We started in San Francisco and [...]

TE Tips: Remember the Iceberg Principle

TE Tips: Remember the Iceberg Principle

Welcome to a new school year.  This summer I took a bit of a hiatus from my blog.  The truth is, I was getting a little frustrated with this blogging thing.  Sometimes I seems like I am just talking to myself.  I needed to be reminded about the Iceberg Principle.  My most loyal readers (okay, my mom) noticed that many of my posts this summer were actually re-posts of previous content.  In one of my last posts before my break I mentioned I was reading The Excellence Habit.  This is an excellent book and I [...]

Teacher Entrepreneur Profile: Beth Wrobel of The Blissful Teacher

Teacher Entrepreneur Profile: Beth Wrobel of The Blissful Teacher

This week’s Teacher Entrepreneur profile is Beth Wrobel of the Blissful Teacher in Colchester, Connecticut.  I first met Beth when I contacted her after I had seen a tweet about her business.  Beth is a long time Educator who developed a line of essential oil mists she markets through her business, The Blissful Teacher LLC.  She is passionate about helping her students and her colleagues.

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

BW:     The Blissful Teacher is based at our home workshop in Colchester, Connecticut.

CS:       [...]

Teacher Entrepreneur Profile: John Zurcher of New York Life

Teacher Entrepreneur Profile: John Zurcher of New York Life

Today’s Teacher Entrepreneur profile is John Zurcher of New York Life.  I met John a few months ago at Biggby Coffee at Georgetown.  I was there interviewing Yul Martin for a Teacher Entrepreneur profile.  John and Yul and I all started talking as Yul prepared the coffee.  It turned out that John was also a Teacher Entrepreneur that had worked in Ft. Wayne Community Schools.  I had the pleasure of sitting down with John recently to hear more about his journey as a Teacher Entrepreneur.

CS:       What is the name of your business [...]

TE Tips: Be Proactive

Be Proactive
Have you ever had a day where you got a ton of things done?  Right from the moment you got up you started accomplishing things that mattered.  You were able to accomplish all of that because you were proactive.

Be proactive is the first habit in Stephen Covey’s The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People.  Proactive people are empowered.  They believe they have control over their lives based on the choices they make.  According to Covey being proactive “means that as human beings, we are responsible for our own lives.  Our behavior is a function of our decisions, not our [...]

Teacher Entrepreneur Profile: Kyle Ganton of Reecer Properties

 
This week's Teacher Entrepreneur Profile is Kyle Ganton of Reecer Properties.  I first met Kyle several years ago when we played on the same church softball team.  Kyle is a great guy with a heart for service which is why he has found the same success in business that he has achieved in the classroom.  For more info you can check him out at http://reecerproperties.com/agents/kyle-ganton .

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

KG:      I am a real estate agent for Ft. Wayne based Reecer Properties.

CS:       How long have you been an educator, and what positions have [...]