Interested in starting your own entrepreneurial journey in training and education but unsure what to expect? Then read up on our interview with Dr. Heather Schrage, Instructional Coach and Teacherprenuer, located in Quincy, IL, USA.

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

I have a digital course for teachers to transform their classrooms into their dream classes and digital Morning Meeting products that build relationships on

Tell us about yourself

I started my TeachersPayTeachers store in 2014, but I did not do much with it. After the pandemic hit us all, I started to make digital products for my students. I became reenergized to start on my store again and one day reach financial freedom for my family.

What's your biggest accomplishment as a business owner?

My biggest accomplishment so far is learning how to run an online business in two years and not giving up.

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

One of the hardest things about being a business owner is time management and utilizing time wisely with a kid.

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

  1. Get up early and work out and take care of yourself.
  2. Find periods of time to work on your business throughout the day or evening. (I am a full-time teacher).
  3. If a launch fails, try again.

Where can people find you and your business?


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