Article – 5 Tips for Teachers Starting a Business

By Susan Johnston


Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do.

-Steve Jobs


At Heliosphere, we take great pride in assisting start-up businesses. The thrill and anticipation involved in the creation of an entirely new branding identity is truly exhilarating. However, it doesn’t come without its own set of difficulties, as any entrepreneur would readily admit.

This phenomenon is especially true for teachers, who have to juggle being a figurehead of education with the stresses and financial trials involved when forming a new source of income. Luckily for all of us (clients and designers alike) Susan Johnston from Intuit has compiled a list of the top 5 pieces of advice for teachers who want to start a business.





An English teacher in Boston by the name of Lillie Marshall runs two travel blogs in her spare time, and she says operating and gaining revenue from the sites has given her “an understanding of another career, entrepreneurship, which I’m able to share with students. Plus, I can tell them how important it is to have good spelling and grammar.”