Several of my students have expressed an interest in starting their own business.
In the past, I’ve worked a side-job (a home-based computer consulting) to earn extra money to supplement my teaching. I helped small businesses create/ maintain their websites and trained employees one-on-one in their offices. It was challenging because I was still teaching full time, but computer consulting was rewarding , and it allowed me to do networking.
My advice to anyone thinking about starting his or her own business:
- do your homework (read up-to-date books, articles, etc. on starting a business)
- talk to others who have their own business for advice
- take advantage of the **free** training and resources available via the Small Business Administration website. (www.sba.gov)
The (Small Business Administration) (SBA )website usually has a newsletter that you can subscribe to and get e-mail alerts of upcoming webinars and workshops. ~ Payne