Interested in starting your own entrepreneurial journey in language education but unsure what to expect? Then read up on our interview with Kyra Sage, Founder of Kyra Sage, LLC, located in Santa Clara, CA, USA.
What's your business, and who are your customers?
I'm an educational consultant and corporate language coach. My customers are relocated immigrant families who come on short-term working visas. It's your English, your way. Let's hack some English!
Tell us about yourself
Everything really began for me while I was studying in Osaka, Japan. I added myself on a few tutoring websites and was, thankfully, contacted by a small handful of adults ranging from 38-68 years old. Since then, I've steadily grown my client base. My biggest motivation has been my students. My students encouraged me to start this business, after all.
What's your biggest accomplishment as a business owner?
Through the skills I learned as an entrepreneur, I was fortunate to be asked on the Board of Educators Worldwide, a nonprofit that provides accessible development for teachers. My biggest accomplishment was the opportunity to present at the TESOL International conference, as a business owner and as a teacher who gives back to her community.
What's one of the hardest things that come with being a business owner?
The hardest things were choosing my tech stack and becoming organized enough to be prepared to scale.
What are the top tips you'd give to anyone looking to start, run and grow a business today?
Be consistent, be generous, and be resilient.
Where can people find you and your business?
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