Interested in starting your own entrepreneurial journey in music education but unsure what to expect? Then read up on our interview with Chris Phelps, Owner of Chris Phelps Guitar Lessons, located in Spokane, WA, USA.

What's your business, and who are your customers?

I teach music lessons to students of all ages and skill levels.

Tell us about yourself

Feeding my students' passion for learning about music motivates me every day.

What's your biggest accomplishment as a business owner?

My biggest accomplishment as a business owner is teaching my students how to build a lifelong passion for music that enriches their lives.

What's one of the hardest things that come with being a business owner?

One of the hardest things in my business is scheduling around the seasonal nature of music lessons. To succeed, you have to plan way ahead for when new students will start, seasonal schedule changes, and school holidays.

What are the top tips you'd give to anyone looking to start, run and grow a business today?

  1. Be Patient. Building a successful business takes time.
  2. Get feedback. Ask your customers what is working and what needs improvement.
  3. Improve. Take the feedback to heart, and work to improve your business daily.

Where can people find you and your business?


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