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Re: Starting Your Own English School in Japan.

Unread post by MacGyver » Fri Sep 30, 2011 3:09 pm

sirwanksalot wrote:Mac, I'm willing to franchise. You can quit your day job as this will sell itself.
Oh yeah I can totally see that. Let me have a bit of a think first.... :bye:
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Re: Starting Your Own English School in Japan.

Unread post by Mogura » Mon Oct 10, 2011 3:04 pm

How do you deal with kids that constantly want to touch your cock, punching, grabbing, etc.? (Yes, this is a serious question.)

Back in the day when I was running my own English school, I had several youchien (kindergarten) contracts. Having endured enough of being "fondled" whilst working in the employ of an Eikaiwa previously, I decided to head any potential situations off at the pass by laying down some "ground rules" when I agreed to provide teaching services for my clients.

The most applicable ground rule in this case was that I (or any teachers in my employ) not be touched (i.e., no unwanted physical contact), plain and simple. The encho senseis (principals) thought this was reasonable, and communicated it to all of the teachers with whom I would be working, who would in turn, communicate it to their students.

For the most part this rule worked, but I had one class in one kindergarten for one reason or another didn't get the message. I complained to the teachers, I complained to the principal, but to no avail. Finally one day, a kid came up an whomped me in the balls pretty hard (caught me off guard). I wanted to knock the shit out of the kid, but instead I picked him up carried him over to the door, opened the door, put him down, and then shut the door. In effect, I booted him out of the class. I went back to my lesson. The interruption didn't seem to phase the kids.

The kid started beating on the door and crying up a storm. In reality there was only about 10 minutes left in the lesson, so I was fine to have him stay there for the rest of the lesson. At some point he ran off. I really didn't care.

So, after the class I get a message from the encho sensei that he wants to speak with me. There wasn't any doubt in my mind as to what he wanted to speak about. So, I went to his office and he proceeded to yell at me, telling me what I did was wrong, how the kid is "scarred for life", blah blah (remember, I didn't hit the kid or anything like that). So, I stood my ground, and explained to him that I had previously reported several behavioral problems to him, requesting his intervention, yet he had failed to implement any discernable corrective action. Further, I reminded him of the ground rules I had set down when I took him on as a client (to which he agreed). He just went on about how what I did was "wrong".

Long story short, I lost the contract. It wasn't a total loss, as I was already overcommitted to other clients, and the timeslot coincided with a course in advanced Japanese I wanted to take. But still, I kinda wondered if there was a way I could have better handled that situation, a way that would have been win-win for my company and my client. I thought I had done my best by being clear and unequivocal with regards to my ground rules (I didn't have many, as I didn't want the signal to get lost in the noise), and by making repeated efforts through communication when the ground rule system failed.

A lot of males that I have known that taught Eikaiwa had to endure the onslaught of being felt up on a continual basis. It's one thing if you're working for Nova, where the loss of a bad student just means one less headache to deal with, but it's a different thing if it dents your cashflow and/or reputation.

Mind you, I didn't study childhood education or anything for that matter, so I just had to "wing it" when it came to classroom management. I've seen a few Eikaiwa teachers whomp their students, and I've seen Japanese teachers do worse. But not being a fan of physical violence, etc., I figured the tactic of "you can't play if you can't mind the rules" wasn't too unreasonable...
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Re: Starting Your Own English School in Japan.

Unread post by SamhainP8 » Sun Oct 16, 2011 12:30 pm

Mogura wrote:How do you deal with kids that constantly want to touch your cock, punching, grabbing, etc.? (Yes, this is a serious question.)
In my experience, Japanese kids by and large are FAR more well behaved in general and directly related to your question than the kids I taught in Australian kindergartens.

I got asked to be Santa on the first year at a kindy where I worked, to which I immediately and emphatically refused, much to my Director's dismay. On the big day while enjoying my sausage sizzle I gleefully watched an unfortunate dad cop blow after blow to his 'Frank and Beans'! Ho-Ho-HOOOOOOOoooOOoooOooOoo! :rotfl: The next year the female Director was Santa. :rotfl:

But in all seriousness it rarely happens to me here and if it does I make it immediately clear in a stern but calm manner using tone of voice, facial expressions and body language that it's not on.

It's also one of the reasons why I insist that a family member attend and observe every lesson with kids up to age 5 and highly encourage the same for Elementary School kids in Grades 1 to 3.
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Re: Starting Your Own English School in Japan.

Unread post by SamhainP8 » Sun Oct 16, 2011 12:37 pm

I was invited to be a panellist for a panel discussion on starting and running a language school that was recently organised in Nags. As a result I put together a bunch of notes based on stuff I have posted here already and stuff I was planning to post. I might repeat myself in some sections but I'll copy and paste my notes following, which might hopefully be of use to someone.
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Re: Starting Your Own English School in Japan.

Unread post by SamhainP8 » Sun Oct 16, 2011 12:40 pm

My School
• Idea conceived in early 2010.
• Officially opened in April 2011.
• A small, family owned, family operated and family focused English language education business.
• Our aim is to create fun, customised learning programmes designed to stimulate and support the learning of English language students of all ages in and around our city.
• We have 2 staff and no plans to hire additional staff.
• I am a co-owner, the school manager and teacher.
• My wife is a co-owner, secretary, accountant and general manager.
• We have 1 x 10 tatami mat sized classroom at the entrance to the house (maximum of 6 students).
• We currently have 64 contracted students which looks certain (based on current negotiations and recent demo lessons) to increase to at least 80 by the end of 2011.
• Approximately 75% of our students take lessons outside of our classroom.
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Re: Starting Your Own English School in Japan.

Unread post by SamhainP8 » Sun Oct 16, 2011 12:43 pm

Making a Business Plan
Who do you want to teach?
• As a qualified early childhood educator, I focus on Pre-Kindergarten to Elementary School children.
• My school name, logo, website, advertising and everything related to my business reflects this.
What do you want to teach them?
• It can be quite overwhelming trying to find a curriculum. (I spent over 8 hours in book shops).
Where are you willing to teach?
• Renting a property? In your home? In a café? In a student’s home? In a public hall? In a rentable space?
When do you want to work?
• We are open 6 days a week (closed Sunday).
• Opening hours are between 10:00am and 9:00pm.
• Most of our work is after 3:00pm.
• We are open for most ‘single day’ public holidays.
• We close for Golden Week, Obon, Christmas and New year (about 5 weeks a year).
How much do you want to charge?
• Find out what’s already available in your area.
• Set income goals that look towards the future.
• I decided on a minimum figure of ¥3,500/hr.
• It sounds low but I hardly do any lessons for that (get 2-10 students/class and the /hr rate goes way up!)
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Re: Starting Your Own English School in Japan.

Unread post by SamhainP8 » Sun Oct 16, 2011 12:44 pm

Starting Up
Why?
• Eikaiwa / ALT salaries are stagnant if not declining.
• Wanted my income to be limited only by my efforts.
• Reduced working hours and increased income.
• To teach who, what, where, when and how I wanted.
How?
• School opened as a Sole Proprietorship.
• Notified the local city hall and tax office.
‘Time-line’
• Started thinking about returning to Japan.
• Researched what would be involved in starting my own school.
• Decided on our target market, school name and school logo etc.
• Developed a business plan.
• Purchased a domain name, website and email.
• Started building our website and blog.
• Moved to Japan.
• Continued building website and blog and began researching curriculum and setting up classroom.
• Registered with city hall and the tax office.
• Started writing lesson plans and continued to gather resources and set up our classroom.
• Published website and blog and contacted all of our friends, family and aquantinces in our target areas.
• Singed up our first students and began lessons.
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Re: Starting Your Own English School in Japan.

Unread post by SamhainP8 » Sun Oct 16, 2011 12:47 pm

Finance
In everything I did prior to opening our school I always had the following mantra in mind:
“Low Cost = Low Risk”

A very basic list of what our start-up costs is attached and shown in this thread (¥254,000).

We had all those initial costs recovered by the end of our second month.
• Of course if I had to pay for a rental property for my school I could have easily trippled that and more.

When considering your financial position it is essential that you keep in mind the reduced income that you will likely recieve in your startup months. Unless you continue to work part-time for somebody else (I recommend).
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Unread post by SamhainP8 » Sun Oct 16, 2011 12:49 pm

Marketing
Chirashi / Junk Mail Flyers
• My massive efforts produced 0 students.
Verdict = Don’t bother.
Word of Mouth
• So far produced about 20 students.
Verdict = pump all of your contacts hard.
Website and Blog
• Internet searches have produced about 10 students.
Verdict = Absolutely essential to be online.
“Find a Teacher” Websites
• One contact has currently produced 20+ students (likely to increase to over 40!).
Verdict =A pain in the butt but useful.
Print Advertisements
• Two ads have produced about 10 students.
Verdict = A good way to get some quick students.
Signage
• No students produced solely from our signage.
Verdict = Essential to get knowledge of your school out in the local community.
Discounts
• We offer a number of discounts designed to encourage students to find us additional students.

Conclusion: Try everything but keep your costs and therefore your risks to a minimum.
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Re: Starting Your Own English School in Japan.

Unread post by SamhainP8 » Sun Oct 16, 2011 12:50 pm

Operating My School
• We encourage students to study with people they know (family and/or friends).
• We encourage parental participation and/or observation during every lesson for young children.
• I work around 16 hours a week, spread out over 6 days a week (includes 4 hours on lesson plans etc.).
• My goal is to increase this to a total maximum of 20 working hours a week.
• For me becoming self-employed was about the ability to spend as much time at home with my wife and kid (soon to be kids), without reducing my income.
• We have no plans to expand beyond me being the only teacher, as we only plan to live in Japan for the next ten years.
• When creating my business plan, my goal was to have 50 students by the end of our first year in April 2012. I’m very proud of the fact that we surpased this within 6 months of opening.
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Courses
We offer 9 courses for 6month olds and up.
1: Baby Course (6 – 18 months old).
- Play based, 30 minutes.

2: Toddler Course (12 months – 3 years old).
- Play based, 30 minutes.

3: Kindergarten Course (3 – 6 years old).
- Basic vocab and drills, 40 minutes.

4: Elementary School Course 1 (Grades 1 – 3).
- Basic vocab, drills and conversation, 45 minutes.

5: Elementary School Course 2 (Grades 4 – 6).
- Vocab, drills and conversation, 45 minutes.

6: General Eikaiwa Course (Junior High and up).
- Vocab, grammar and conversation, 50 minutes.

7: Conversation Course (ability dependent), 60 mins.

8: Test Preperation Course (no restrictions), 60 mins.

9: Business Course (15 years old and over), 60 mins.
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Curriculum
• For children’s lessons your number one priority should be that your lessons are fun!
• Be flexible and choose lesson materials and teach lessons based on what the students want to learn and not just on what you would prefer to teach.
• We work with students and parents to custom design a curriculum using materials and texts that they may have already purchased, in conjunction with our own carefully selected materials and texts based on the students interests and learning desires.
• I use a number of purchased texts and materials but write all of my own lesson plans and create my own activity and homework sheets etc.
• Students get regular (approx. every 2 months) progress reports that show their strengths, their weaknesses and what my goals as their teacher will be for them in their upcomming lessons.
• We also hand out ‘Certificates of Completion’ to classes that complete a textbook and end exam (handing out the first ones next week).
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Unread post by SamhainP8 » Sun Oct 16, 2011 12:54 pm

Hindsight
• I would have persued a number of part-time employment jobs that I could have gradually let go as my own schedule was filling up, in order to increase my income in the early months.

• I would have advertised in print just prior to our school opening, instead of waiting a month to enquire about advertising in the local rag and then having to wait almost another month before our ad was actual distributed.

• I wouldn’t have wasted money buying all of the additional resources you can get to accompany texts, as the CDs are utter crap and so are the teacher texts.

• Although it may have been good for my health, I would not have wasted the time and money creating hundreds of Chirashi Flyers and then spending weeks handing them out and letterbox dropping.
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Usefull Links
Songs
http://www.supersimplesongs.com

Student Contracts
http://keiyaku.but.jp/ 090-7304-0444

Uniforms
http://www.mbprints.com/

Blog
http://www.blogspot.com/

Domain - Website – Email
www.godaddy.com/

‘Find a Teacher’ Websites
http://www.enjoy-lesson.com
http://eigolab.com
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Re: Starting Your Own English School in Japan.

Unread post by SamhainP8 » Sun Oct 16, 2011 12:58 pm

OK so that’s basically everything and anything I’ve got to say on the subject and I’ll leave it at that unless someone has any other specific questions.

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Unread post by Mogura » Sun Oct 16, 2011 3:40 pm

SamhainP8 wrote:It's also one of the reasons why I insist that a family member attend and observe every lesson with kids up to age 5 and highly encourage the same for Elementary School kids in Grades 1 to 3.
A sensible and effective policy.

I did this once, as the juku I contracted with for a class decided to put 15 or so kids in the 5 - 8 age range all in one class. The older girls were fine, but the boys around 5 - 6 were out of control (as was the class). When I raised hell, insisting that the mothers drop by and observe their "little darlings" in action, they were shocked. From then on, they came to the lesson, which really helped me out in terms of maintaining classroom decorum--and they got a free English lesson to boot (well, they got to learn the names of animals from A to Z). In the end, it turned out to be one of my best classes ever. (Later, the mothers were all in tears when they learned that I got fired.)

I don't think this woud have worked with the youchien classes; the youchiens would probably have insisted that "everything is fine", they have things "under control", etc.

Observation: Troublemakers are always the ones to show up to class early--sometimes way too early.
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Unread post by BergKatse » Sun Oct 16, 2011 4:59 pm

Excellent write-up. Very informative. Thanks. :thumbsup:

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Re: Starting Your Own English School in Japan.

Unread post by Raelene » Sun Oct 30, 2011 6:08 am

I agree, excellent! I would debate the assertion that "lessons should be fun" (except for pre-schoolers). In my experience, lessons should produce results. I've never understood all this Japanese emphasis on English being "fun," when nobody expects science or maths to be particularly enjoyable. Fortunately parents are starting to catch on to this. My parents really appreciate that I'm strict and have very high standards, they know that they are getting their money's worth.

I might also suggest, especially if you are musical, that you hold an annual concert to showcase the progress that the students have made. It doesn't need to be a big deal, just a few Christmas songs sung in English and a couple of skits, but parents really love it! Kids learn a lot from preparing for it, too.

About grabby or touchy kids: raise the issue immediately with the boss or parent, and be sure to use the term "sexual harassment" as sternly as you can (yes, even if you are a male and the perpetrator is a small child). For some reason, this term scares the bejesus out of them. I'm not sure why.

I used to hit and slap my kids, but I've gotten really lazy and now I just throw stuff at them. A few years ago, I had one particularly annoying boy who kept scribbling on the whiteboard without my permission. After the fifth time, I lost my temper, grabbed his hair and dragged him halfway across the room. The next week he showed up with a shaved head! Another time I smacked a kid angrily on the top of his head in full view of some mothers, and later on my boss delicately asked me not to hit kids on the head or face at all, but rather on the legs (if I have to, that is). By the way, that kid's mother showed up the next day with a box of cookies for me, and she forced her son to bow and apologise for his behaviour. Don't you just love Japan?
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Re: Starting Your Own English School in Japan.

Unread post by SamhainP8 » Tue Nov 01, 2011 12:27 pm

Raelene wrote:I would debate the assertion that "lessons should be fun" (except for pre-schoolers). In my experience, lessons should produce results. I've never understood all this Japanese emphasis on English being "fun," when nobody expects science or maths to be particularly enjoyable. Fortunately parents are starting to catch on to this. My parents really appreciate that I'm strict and have very high standards, they know that they are getting their money's worth.
Lessons can be fun and still produce results and in my experience the results come a lot more naturally for all parties involved.
Raelene wrote:I might also suggest, especially if you are musical, that you hold an annual concert to showcase the progress that the students have made. It doesn't need to be a big deal, just a few Christmas songs sung in English and a couple of skits, but parents really love it! Kids learn a lot from preparing for it, too.
A parent or guardian of every child has to be in the room to observe every lesson I do with kids under 6 and I highly encourage the same for 6-10 year olds so that isn't relevant for me but would be good if you didn’t do likewise.
Raelene wrote:About grabby or touchy kids: raise the issue immediately with the boss or parent, and be sure to use the term "sexual harassment" as sternly as you can (yes, even if you are a male and the perpetrator is a small child). For some reason, this term scares the bejesus out of them. I'm not sure why.

I used to hit and slap my kids, but I've gotten really lazy and now I just throw stuff at them. A few years ago, I had one particularly annoying boy who kept scribbling on the whiteboard without my permission. After the fifth time, I lost my temper, grabbed his hair and dragged him halfway across the room. The next week he showed up with a shaved head! Another time I smacked a kid angrily on the top of his head in full view of some mothers, and later on my boss delicately asked me not to hit kids on the head or face at all, but rather on the legs (if I have to, that is). By the way, that kid's mother showed up the next day with a box of cookies for me, and she forced her son to bow and apologise for his behaviour.
Well you sure are a fine piece of work aren’t you! You deserve to have your face smashed into the whiteboard and if I was that kid’s parent, you and your boss would at the very least be in for the greatest four letter word earbashing shitstorm of your lives. If your lessons were fun and engaging you wouldn’t have discipline problems.
Raelene wrote:Don't you just love Japan?
Results through intimidation…….. Congratulations you’re a self-confessed bully of young children. Count your lucky stars it was in Japan because if you tried any of that shit just about anywhere else your career would be over and your name would be smeared all over the news.

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Re: Starting Your Own English School in Japan.

Unread post by Wage Slave » Wed Nov 02, 2011 12:18 am

Don't beat about the bush! Tell her what you really think. :P

Couldn't agree more. Hitting children on the head is not only completely wrong but dangerous with it. Do some reading if you don't believe it. It's completely forbidden in this house as one of the few things I will not under any circumstances tolerate.
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Re: Starting Your Own English School in Japan.

Unread post by Mogura » Wed Nov 02, 2011 5:40 pm

Actually, Raelene indirectly brings up a very good point.

Many parents do a shit poor job of teaching their kids proper manners, behavior, etc. with many having the expectation that such issues will be resolved "at school" (i.e., it's the teacher's job to correct bad behavior). It is my opinion that the teacher should never be forced into the role of disciplinarian. However, the aforementioned circumstances, plus classroom overcrowding, lack of support from administrators, idiotic school policies (e.g., refusal to suspend or expel the worst offenders) often result in (frustrated) teachers having to take matters into their own hands (no pun intended). Not that I condone it, just that it helps to understand how such situations arise...
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Re: Starting Your Own English School in Japan.

Unread post by SamhainP8 » Wed Nov 02, 2011 10:56 pm

Mogura wrote:Actually, Raelene indirectly brings up a very good point.

Many parents do a shit poor job of teaching their kids proper manners, behavior, etc. with many having the expectation that such issues will be resolved "at school" (i.e., it's the teacher's job to correct bad behavior). It is my opinion that the teacher should never be forced into the role of disciplinarian. However, the aforementioned circumstances, plus classroom overcrowding, lack of support from administrators, idiotic school policies (e.g., refusal to suspend or expel the worst offenders) often result in (frustrated) teachers having to take matters into their own hands (no pun intended). Not that I condone it, just that it helps to understand how such situations arise...
That should read "often result in poorly educated teachers having to take matters into their own hands".

Go and Google the subject lists and subject descriptions for good courses in childhood education and you'll see what I mean. :?
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Re: Starting Your Own English School in Japan.

Unread post by Mogura » Wed Nov 02, 2011 11:01 pm

I'll settle for "often result in poorly trained teachers having to take matters into their own hands"...
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Re: Starting Your Own English School in Japan.

Unread post by SamhainP8 » Thu Nov 03, 2011 12:22 am

That's putting the cart before the horse though isnt it? In any decent teacher course the training comes after a substantial amount of appropriate educating and thus giving the teacher the practical skills necessary to compliment and implement their knowledge. In any event what's lacking here with the catalyst of this particular sidetrack we're on is obviously a serious lack in both of those departments!
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Re: Starting Your Own English School in Japan.

Unread post by sirwanksalot » Sat Nov 19, 2011 8:24 pm

Just had my first trial lesson today and have four more next week. Two kids who are moving to the US in April that want private lessons twice a week each on Tuesday. One returnee JHS student that lived abroad for two years that wants private lessons and also a TOEIC student on Saturday.

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Re: Starting Your Own English School in Japan.

Unread post by SamhainP8 » Sat Nov 19, 2011 10:13 pm

sirwanksalot wrote:Just had my first trial lesson today and have four more next week. Two kids who are moving to the US in April that want private lessons twice a week each on Tuesday. One returnee JHS student that lived abroad for two years that wants private lessons and also a TOEIC student on Saturday.
Good stuff! The first of many I'm sure :clap:
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Re: Starting Your Own English School in Japan.

Unread post by sirwanksalot » Wed Nov 23, 2011 1:40 am

Just signed the kids and their mom for private lessons each!!!! Twice a week!!!! Cash up front too! Will pay off my small business loan from the MIL with that. No cash in pocket but that's quite ok! Next cash injection is my shipping container/surfboard factory.

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Re: Starting Your Own English School in Japan.

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sirwanksalot wrote:Just signed the kids and their mom for private lessons each!!!! Twice a week!!!! Cash up front too! Will pay off my small business loan from the MIL with that. No cash in pocket but that's quite ok! Next cash injection is my shipping container/surfboard factory.
So what are you doing to name your growing enterprise? Little Wanks?
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Re: Starting Your Own English School in Japan.

Unread post by angryboy » Wed Nov 23, 2011 10:42 pm

Mogura wrote:
sirwanksalot wrote:Just signed the kids and their mom for private lessons each!!!! Twice a week!!!! Cash up front too! Will pay off my small business loan from the MIL with that. No cash in pocket but that's quite ok! Next cash injection is my shipping container/surfboard factory.
So what are you doing to name your growing enterprise? Little Wanks?
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Re: Starting Your Own English School in Japan.

Unread post by Mogura » Wed Nov 23, 2011 11:58 pm

angryboy wrote:
Mogura wrote:
sirwanksalot wrote:Just signed the kids and their mom for private lessons each!!!! Twice a week!!!! Cash up front too! Will pay off my small business loan from the MIL with that. No cash in pocket but that's quite ok! Next cash injection is my shipping container/surfboard factory.
So what are you doing to name your growing enterprise? Little Wanks?
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