Interested in starting your own entrepreneurial journey but unsure what to expect? Then read up on our interview with Miles McMahon, Founder of Theatre of the Imagination, located in Kansas City, MO, USA.

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

We offer drama classes for kids in the Overland Park and Kansas City areas. We also do DJ, Photobooth, MC/Auctioneer, and Trivia Night services.

Tell us about yourself

I started Theatre of the Imagination in 1998 with the goal of providing fun and engaging drama programs for kids. I write all of the plays myself, giving every student an equal-sized role. Watching kids on stage every day, having fun, and building their self-confidence is why I love my job.

What's your biggest accomplishment as a business owner?

Teaching thousands of kids over the past 24 years to believe in their own voice.

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

Keeping all of the plates spinning! Managing staff, students, and social media is a lot of work.

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

  1. Pick an area that you know well.
  2. Make sure you LOVE your job! You will be doing it for 100 hours as well.
  3. Be kind and fair to everyone, even if they are not to you.

Is there anything else you'd like to share?

Best of luck to all out there!

Where can people find you and your business?


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