Your Accountant Can Count On You

This blog post is about everyone’s least favorite time of year: tax season. Do you or your accountant get overwhelmed when you show up with a box full of expense receipts for the year? Keeping your bookkeeping organized throughout the year has many benefits beyond being ready for tax season. We're always within arms reach [...]

2020-09-22T15:09:05-04:00March 2nd, 2020|Tutoring Business Tips|

Embracing the Tech of the 21st Century

You’ve probably noticed that today’s students are digital natives; they grew up using screens instead of paper. Instead of sticking to old school methods that may turn them off of tutoring, speak their language and make technology part of your teaching style! Technology is a great resource for education, and the clever use of tech [...]

2020-09-22T15:09:05-04:00February 3rd, 2020|Tutoring Business Tips|

What’s the Forecast?

The future is clear… at least, the future of your business should be. Planning ahead to where you want your business to go is crucial for its sustainability. Where do you see your business this time next year? How do you plan your prospects and projections?  Maybe you would like to add more students; hire [...]

2020-09-22T15:09:05-04:00January 22nd, 2020|Tutoring Business Tips|

Define Your Competitive Advantage

Your competitive advantage helps you differentiate yourself from the crowd, while highlighting your value. What unique value do you provide to your clients? What cool skill or service do you offer that makes your tutoring business stand out above the rest? It’s important to keep in mind that a competitive advantage must be difficult for [...]

2020-09-22T15:09:06-04:00December 9th, 2019|Tutoring Business Tips|

Stay Visible with Search Engine Optimization

Once upon a time we used the phone book and the classified ads to find local businesses. They’ve gone digital, and so should you. Add your business to the Yellow Pages online, your local Chamber of Commerce or Board of Trade listing. Also, check for other local business directories in your area. These registries make [...]

2020-01-08T11:23:33-05:00December 4th, 2019|Tutoring Business Tips|

Get Paid Online and Save Your Time

Did you know that choosing to accept online payments means that you'll receive payments 2x faster? Many tutors still only accept cash and check, but fewer people carry cash or have a checkbook at all. If your clients usually carry credit cards instead, you should offer more convenient payment options. Families have far fewer reasons [...]

2020-09-22T15:09:06-04:00November 12th, 2019|Tutoring Business Tips|

Automate, Automate, Automate!

When you’re running a business, one of the most precious commodities of all is your time. Psychology Today defines time management as “the ability to plan and control how someone spends the hours in a day to effectively accomplish their goals.” Notice the words plan and control. How many times have you said “I don’t [...]

2020-09-22T15:09:06-04:00October 23rd, 2019|Tutoring Business Tips|

Simplify Your Billing

Do you have a collection of students that all pay different rates? Are some families invoiced at different intervals? Just the thought of this sounds stressful and time-consuming juggling act. It sounds like it might be time to simplify your billing practices. When you first start out, it may be simple to manage multiple rates. [...]

2020-09-22T15:09:07-04:00October 14th, 2019|Tutoring Business Tips|