This week is National Small Business Week in Canada. As a small business ourselves, we wanted to take a minute to congratulate everyone who has taken that entrepreneurial leap into starting their own business. We know how hard this year has been for many Canadian small businesses, but we have been so impressed to see the ways in which many language schools have stepped up to the challenges, gotten creative, and adapted to this wild and crazy year.
One of the most common adaptations for language school small businesses this year has been making the switch to online education. Online language learning can be a little daunting to those who have always been working in physical classroom environments, but there are a lot of great ways to really lean into the experience if you have the right tools.
If your small business has the right tools to keep your school connected to your students and your students connected to their language goals, there's no stopping you!
That's why we created a business all about helping you have the tools you need for your language school to thrive online or outside. We like to think of ourselves as the language school toolbox. Happily here to help you out!
Need help moving your school online? Check out our free language school management software! Need help finding new students? Add your school to our language school marketplace! Want advice on maintaining a happy team of teachers? Explore our language school blog!
At Demiks, our mission is to bring people together through language learning. As we like to say:
You can see a lot if you walk a mile in someone else’s shoes, but you can live a lot if you learn their language.
This belief is what created this business. Working in the name of this belief keeps us motivated, inspires us, and brings a little bit of love into everything we do. Cheesy, we know, but it's true. What drove you to start your school? When did you know it was exactly what you wanted to do?
This week and all the rest, congratulations to you! Running a small business, or running a school is no easy thing to do, but you were bold, brave, and here you are!
If you're still thinking about converting your teaching practice into a language school and wondering how to build your own small business out of your freelance work, don't worry! We haven't forgotten you! One of the first steps is getting organized, and we are experts in that. If you have any questions about how to make the move from private teacher to small business owner, drop us a line, we're happy to talk to you about how we can help you get there.
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