• 14 November 2019
Launching a small business in education (it’s easier than you think!)

Launching a small business in education (it’s easier than you think!)

May 17, 2019

If you’re an educator struggling to make ends meet, you’re not alone. The pay gap for teachers in the US is only widening, with educators making just 79 cents on the dollar compared to other professionals with similar levels of education and experience. But you don’t need to walk away from teaching to be financially secure, and a rewarding career path as an educator is still open to you.

At Clark, we work with teachers transitioning out of the classroom and into the role of full-time tutoring business owner. Running your own tutoring business means you can continue working with students, putting your teaching expertise to use and making a difference by providing personalized, one-on-one tutoring for the kids who need it most. But you can also boost your income potential and take your teaching career in a new direction.

Running a tutoring company gives you the option of hiring more tutors as your business grows, serving more clients and increasing revenue-earning opportunities. It gives you the flexibility to manage your own schedule, getting the work/life balance that’s so often lacking for over-worked classroom teachers. And—critically—it lets you keep doing what you do best, which is working with kids.

It’s an ideal choice for educators ready to grow their career to the next level, whether you’re struggling to juggle family commitments around a traditional classroom teaching schedule, retiring from a teaching career and considering what comes next, or are already working as a tutor but are feeling limited by your own time constraints.

So how do you actually get started? The good news is, it’s easier than you think, and there are plenty of resources at your fingertips. Leaving the classroom and doing your own thing can seem scary, but it doesn’t need to be. With the right tools and training, you can keep the business side of things streamlined and simple, so the time you spend working is spent where it’s going to be most impactful—on students.

If you’re ready to be your own boss, step up your career, and make more money as an educator, then you have what it takes to launch your own tutoring business. Why wait?

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