At the helpful insistence of a family member out in Nevada, I spent some time in-between One World Karate business plan research rebuilding my website to include, among other changes, a blog.
Well one reason is that I have a lot of information to get out there, but not all of it will be of interest to everyone who comes here. So a blog format seems to make more sense than a static “News” page – which is what I had before.
Another reason is that I have strong opinions about special needs rights, treatment, and education. Not all of those opinions are popular, either. So rather than post articles that clutter up my website while simultaneously causing arguments, I decided that the blog format is better suited to what are essentially Op-Ed pieces rather than scientific papers. This gives readers the opportunity to tell me how wrong I am…
I also plan on giving out information about myself, and for some reason every time I’ve tried to make a thorough “About Me” page, I wind up writing in the third person…ugghhhh!!!
The last reason is this: In 64 days, my fundraiser will be over. Until that time I will be writing about it’s progress several times a week, then once it’s done, I’ll never mention it again. That’s a lot of work coding for a traditional website. I’d rather spend my time working on the business and teaching my students.
I talked to Alyson and Donna , co-owners of Little Tesoros, about the advantages of opening One World Karate within their facilities. To say they were excited by the prospect is an understatement. We left with the understanding that One World Karate was welcome and wanted at their facilities.
One of the fantastic things about Little Tesoros is that they have an open communication policy there. Donna and Alyson will make no unilateral decisions about the business without consulting and discussing it with their therapists and employees. So the official word will not come down until February 3rd, but unless the staff have a serious problem with it, One World Karate has found a home!
What does this mean? Well, it means three very important things:
- One World Karate will have the support of the largest OT and PT center in Texas
- One World Karate will have the opportunity to work with the clients and parents of clients of Little Tesoros in a complimentary role.
- One World Karate will move into a space that is already perfectly suited to work with the special needs of its students!
The last point has tremendous impact on the financial ability of One World Karate to get off the ground and begin teaching.
By moving into a ready space, One World Karate will be able to slash it’s required start up costs from $45,000 to a little less than $27,000 – that’s over 40%!!!
Plus, One world Karate will be able to build a class list of waiting students before opening, which, depending on the number, could reduce opening costs by even more!
I’ll close with a reminder to visit the link to IndieGoGo on the right side of this page to donate your next 2 Lattes or Frappucinos to the cause. $10 can change a life forever!
I am so excited to be making this huge step forward in my dreams, and I want to thank all of you, and especially Donna and Alyson of Little Tesoros for helping me move forward!
This Tuesday, 1/24/2012 I am going to Little Tesoros to wrap up the discussion about utilizing some of their space for my school. As I stated before, Little Tesoros is the largest private PT and OT provider in Austin, and they seem very excited to offer me this opportunity. Provided we can work out all the little details, this is looking like a really great development!
Little Tesoros Therapy Services
This Thursday, 1/12/2012 I am going to Little Tesoros to discuss using some of their space for my school. Little Tesoros is the largest private PT and OT provider in Austin.
Little Tesoros Therapy Services
Mark your calendars now for March, 7 2012. 10 AM Eastern time
I will be talking with Elise Ronan of Special Needs Talk Radio
We will discuss my approach to teaching Martial Arts, my history as a sibling of a sister with ASD and my time as a Special Education teacher.