Interested in starting your own entrepreneurial journey in training and education but unsure what to expect? Then read up on our interview with Teacher Adventure Team, located in Taipei, Taiwan.

What's your business, and who are your customers?

TEFL Adventure leads the way in providing the best online TEFL certification for ESL (English as a Second Language) teachers who are destined for success abroad. We created our fully-accredited online course with those new to teaching in mind. The course is split into six all-encompassing sections that provide our students with everything they need to become elite ESL teachers.

Tell us about yourself

TEFL Adventure was started by a group of friends who love living and teaching abroad and have been doing so for many years. We genuinely believe it is one of the best things a person can do. Living abroad comes with so many rewards and expands your worldview in ways nothing else can. We wanted to make it easy for people to learn to teach abroad without sacrificing the quality of education they received. Thus, TEFL Adventure was born.

What's your biggest accomplishment as a business owner?

TEFL Adventure is still in its early stages of development, but it has already gotten attention from interested customers all over the world, with minimal marketing. Several students have also successfully already completed our online course and received their certifications.

What's one of the hardest things that come with being a business owner?

Getting your product in front of the right audience. Even if you believe in your business and product, and even if you are certain you are providing the best service on the market, it can be difficult to get noticed by the right people. Beyond that, you also need to be able to cut through the noise — particularly in more saturated or competitive markets.

What are the top tips you'd give to anyone looking to start, run and grow a business today?

  1. Make sure you build a solid team. You need to make sure you pick the right, proactive people to execute the things that need to be done. In the beginning, you need more leaders than followers, so don't build a team of people who aren't problem solvers.
  2. Don't get arrogant and grow too fast. Always make sure you have contingency plans and a financial buffer for a rainy day.
  3. Make sure the people you hire also fit the work culture you're developing. Morale is important for a business, especially in the start-up stages. You'll find more success with people who actually want to be there and work together.

Where can people find you and your business?


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