Interested in starting your own entrepreneurial journey in education but unsure what to expect? Then read up on our interview with Terrie McKee, Owner of Homeschooling One Child, located in Gastonia, NC, USA.

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

Homeschooling One Child serves parents who homeschool each child individually, due to either being a single child, children with special needs, or children who are learning individually, because homeschooling is the ultimate individualized educational program. I provide online conferences, books, resources, blog post articles, podcasts, and individualized assistance to homeschooling families.

Tell us about yourself

I started homeschooling my daughter, who has dyslexia, ADHD, and chronic migraines, and found a severe lack of resources for parents homeschooling just one child or a child with special needs, so I created Homeschooling One Child to fill in those gaps.

What's your biggest accomplishment as a business owner?

Speaking about being an overwhelmed homeschooler at the Pigeon Forge Teach Them Diligently homeschool convention to a packed audience—then helping a mom with her three special needs children gain resources and encouragement.

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

Financing—getting people to purchase products and online conferences to fund the business so I can make more books, products, and online conferences to help and encourage parents.

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

  1. Be in it for the long run. You will have great days, and you'll have bad days in which you just want to quit. Keep pushing, and don't give up.
  2. Have dedicated office time, and try to have a dedicated office space.
  3. Don't neglect your family for your business.

Is there anything else you'd like to share?

I consider my business to be more of a ministry, and I give all the glory to God for my successes. I hope to grow this coming year to be able to implement an in-person homeschool rally family weekend.

Where can people find you and your business?


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