Upgrade Your Education Business

20 From The Classroom To Business With Louise Purvis

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Episode notes

Are you a classroom teacher thinking of stepping into your own business?  Maybe you have something else in mind.  Perhaps, you have no idea what's next for you.

Listen up as Louise and I share our insights and reflections from our own experiences.

A little snapshot: Louise left the classroom to be a receptionist, so she could decompress.  She then set up  her tuition business and now, is a productivity mentor for small business owners.

Here's what I asked her:

  1. What helped you decide whether being a business owner was right for you?
  2. How did you prepare for the transition from employed to self-employed?
  3. Which teaching skills (or experience) have helped you as a business owner?
  4. Which have held you back?
  5. What advice would you give someone unsure how to approach leaving to start a business?
  6. If you could do anything differently, what would it be?

 What you can do next:

  1. Book a free call with me if you'd like to see how I can help you
  2. If you're a tutor, check out The Tutors' Mastermind

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👋🏽 Hello! I'm Sumantha McMahon, a qualified business trainer with over 15 years' experience, and a former teacher turned tutor.

I specialise in supporting education business owners launch, grow and scale on their terms.

Here are three ways to work with me:

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