Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Wishful Wednesday: Entrepreneur

Wishful Wednesday

Kelsey, at The Seattle Smith’s, topic for Wishful Wednesday is:
‘I wish’... I had the startup funds to build that company I have always dreamt about, and it would be _____!

Hmm... this is a good one, and it reminds me of my dad because he’s always encouraging me to do random things like take singing lessons (I can take a hint!), learn another language, and start my own business. And when do you think I’d have time do all this, Dad??! Any way... I would probably start my own swim lesson business. I’m a certified Water Safety Instructor, as well as a lifeguard. I have worked as a lifeguard every summer since I was sixteen, and have been teaching private swim lessons since I was seventeen. I’ve taught as young as nine months, up to eight years. I also coached kids for swim team. Before I moved this year, I was teaching at the summer camp I attended as a kid! In addition to teaching at the camp, I taught private lessons on the side. I realized that’s where the money’s at! At the camp, I only made a fraction of the price parent’s paid for the lesson, whereas when I worked on the side, I made all the money. It was great, too, because the parents would tell their friends and I’d receive more clients. I was actually starting to turn people down because I just didn’t have enough time!

Who knows, maybe when I’m a little older, I’ll own a house with a (heated) pool and start my own swim lesson business. Having a little underwater fun—I love my underwater camera! Once the child knew how to swim safely and comfortably, I would take pictures of him or her for the parents as a little “End of the Lesson” gift: What company would you want to start?

If you want in on the Wishful Wednesdays fun, hop on over to Kelsey's blog at The Seattle Smith’s.

8 comments:

  1. Omigosh, that is soo great Katie! :-D What a wonderful idea! There will never be a shortage of parents who will fork over the dough for private lessons!! Such a sweet idea to give a picture of their kids as a present too. Your business sounds so fabulous, great choice! :-)

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  2. This is really great! Swim lessons are always needed. :D

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  3. Found your blog at Seattle Smiths! I live in FL too, and love the idea of swim lessons!

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  4. That's a great idea! Something that is necessary for children (and also would be nice for some adults I know!).
    Happy Wednesday!

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  5. I agree that you should totally do this since you can!!! How wonderful!

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  6. what a fun career this would be!! i'm from florida too girl! plant city! cute blog! xoxo

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  7. That's a really good business idea and very creative! You should do it, it sounds like you have all the credentials!!

    xo

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  8. Just found your blog! I love that idea--I have such good memories of all my swimming lessons and swim teachers. And I think it's so important, too, that kids learn how to swim. You should totally do it! :) I bet the overhead costs would be pretty low.

    If I had money to start any company I wanted, it'd probably be some combination of a bookstore/candy shop/bakery/Anthropologie/vintage store/coffeehouse. That would be awesome. (My husband actually does work for a start-up ... but it has to do with genetics. Not quite my ideal.)

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