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CPTP132: Launching a New Business on the Side with Janna Carlson

By Tim Topham | Piano Teaching

Jun 22

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Not all piano teachers want to teach piano full-time. If you’ve ever thought of starting a new business in a related (or completely different) area to your studio – then today’s episode will provide great inspiration for you.

88CKP with Jana Carlson

There’s nothing wrong with loving piano teaching…but not loving the idea of doing it 50 hours a week. Sometimes even though we enjoy our teaching businesses, we want to do more, or we want more variety.

That’s how Janna felt when she decided to start her new business: Studio Rocket Web Design. Janna still teaches in her thriving studio, but she’s someone who likes to be pushed and take on new challenges.

If that sounds like you, I hope you’ll get something out of listening in on this coaching call.

Transcript

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In this episode, you’ll learn

  • Why you might like to consider a side-hustle alongside your piano teaching
  • Pricing considerations for a new business
  • How to launch a new project or business
  • Methods of managing projects between multiple people
  • The pitfalls to watch out for in a new business
  • What to track and what to do with metrics
  • How the Inner Circle Roadmap could help you with exploring a new business

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Have you thought about starting a new business on the side?

What other passions do you have besides teaching piano? What’s holding you back from starting or moving forward with a side-hustle business?

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About the Author

Best-known for his blogging and teaching, Tim is also a well-respected presenter, performer and accompanist based in Melbourne, Australia. You can check him out on Google+, Facebook and Twitter.