Tuesday, 15 April 2008

Art Teaching Business - A Book Review

Has anyone out there thought of starting a teaching business? Start & Run an Art Teaching Business is a great book for those of you who are thinking of starting a business. It is full of great exercises to determine if you have what it takes to start a business and forms you will need. It has information on creating a business plan, goal setting and organization. The legal and tax considerations mentioned in the book are for either Canadian or American readers.

I followed some of the exercises and found that it would be better for all concerned that I not start my own art teaching business. The book talked about taking public speaking classes—my stomach won’t take it. I would need to learn time management—did I mention that I was once late for a time management class? I would have to prioritize stuff—I once bought a book on procrastination and put it away to read later!

Seriously though, the book is worth the read for anyone interested. Just following the suggestions and heeding the information provided should help you determine your chances of succeeding as an entrepreneur.

Start & Run an Art Teaching Business
Tanya Freedman, Copyright 2007
International Self-Counsel Press Ltd.
ISBN 978-1-55180-734-8
CDN $22.95 (US $18.95)

3 comments:

Lucy said...

Thanks for the recommendation. I'm going to check it out soon. I don't necessarily want to start a business. I'd rather buy a business that is, of course, art related, like one of those ceramic painting places. I just don't know where to look. Franchise or not, would you have any suggestions? Thanks.

paint1chris said...

Hi Lucy. Thanks for your comments. I made a search on the internet using the key words
Art teaching + franchise and came up with quite a lot of hits. Below are some of the one’s I found. There are also some others where I searched for ceramic art teaching + franchise. I also got some hits but they were more specific as per location.

http://www.yourownartbusiness.com/franchise_opportunity_oh_my_1.html
http://www.abrakadoodle.com/programs/teachopps.htm
http://www.smartexplorers.net/art-franchise.html
http://makemoneyteaching.com/index.html

Lucy said...

Thanks for the recommendations! I looked around a bit as well and found a good site called biztrader.com. It had a good selection of businesses for sale, or just any small business on the Internet.