In the last few years the tutoring business has exploded! With teachers overwhelmed and overburdened by all their duties inside and outside of the classroom, parents and students have turned to the help of private tutors and supplemental education. Some parents do this as a way for their child to get ahead or just stay current with their studies.
Students are also overwhelmed with not only their academic responsibilities but trying to balance extracurricular activities and their home and social lives as well. As a result of busy schedules but still needing to fit in time with a tutor for additional assistance, the rise of online tutoring is overwhelming!
Parents are finding it easy and effective for their student to meet in an online classroom and have a personal tutor work with them from the convenience of their own home. By meeting â€˜onlineâ€™ parents save on time, running around and fuel without having to sacrifice their studentâ€™s learning.
Students feel much less intimidated and comfortable working online with a tutor. It also is a time saver for them and allows them to focus right on the help they need. Because they are meeting from their own home, the likelihood of having to cancel or running late for a session almost never happen.
As hiremyparents is all about offering parents choice and flexibility this seems like an ideal service to add for our members. We are currently talking to 3rd party providers about discounts for our members and will soon be adding an option for tutors to offer their services directly to parents who post requests, just as businesses currently do to our parent members.
To get funding for your initiative, youâ€™ll need to convince the reader that your effort will be worthwhile and worthy of funding, and at the same time youâ€™ll need to format and craft your grant proposal in the way organisations expect.
The success or failure of your search for funding often rests on the quality of the grant proposal itself. A skilled provider can effectively communicate your mission, your goals, your short- and long-range plans, and how your project will make a real impact.
There are many small and home businesses out there that know the advantages of outsourcing. You can’t be a master of all things, although I’ve found most entrepreneurs to be as good as many so called ‘experts’ in their field. So you decide that accounting or customer service isn’t your strong suit and you decide to hand it over to one of our lovely parents. But how do you outsource? How do you put across what you need? What are your procedures and expectations? How do you communicate? How do you find the best service at the best price? What can you outsource?
Personally I use video to show prospective outsourcees what I’m looking for. I show them the procedures I want them to go through and the kind of service I expect and want them to show my customers. As for what I outsource – well anything I’m not good at or hate doing – basically anything that involves numbers. I’ve been outsourcing to my ‘beta’ parents for months to get this site off the ground and I have a great relationship with them but that’s because we’re all aware of the goal and have a sense of belief and righteousness about the project. It’s a nice feeling.
However, in the past I’ve come across some right numpties when I outsourced, we’ve all been there, and learning how to do it right is an expensive learning curve. My best advice is to pay the extra bucks if necessary to get someone with a track record or you just have a good vibe about – don’t let the price guide you, it’ll cost you.
Some people have turned outsourcing into an art form and if you’re interested in learning how outsourcing really can revolutionise your business and family life then I’d recommend www.outsourcemethod.com – they’re in to the whole freedom from your business thing which is great for some and they’re definitely the leaders in their field, but I like to keep close to the ground with my business. Maybe with a few more grey hairs I’ll outsource the lot but for right now I’m all about the Supporting Parents In Business campaign which you need to join today.
I’m not sure if I can spell it out anymore but SPIB allows businesses to post jobs and projects for FREE (no there isn’t a catch) and parents looking for flexible or outsourcing work then apply for those jobs for FREE. That’s it. If your a business or a parent sign up today and you can post jobs and apply for them with a free lifetime membership. Do it now.
How much is your business worth? What is your return on investment on recent projects? Are there seasonal swings you can take advantage of? Or best of all, does outsourcing your financial analysis make good financial sense?
Skilled financial specialists can wade through complex data and financial statements and make recommendations that can improve your bottom line.
The financial repercussions of some decisions are often not clear unless you can really crunch the numbers; if you donâ€™t have that kind of skill, donâ€™t worry â€“ thereâ€™s help available.