Hi all, I've posted before because I'm trying to think of small business ideas to help teachers. Would you guys use any services like these? Someone who will come in periodically to update bulletin boards and centers (therefore freeing up hours of before/after school time). Not sure if as a business we'd provide the bulletin boards/centers for your use, or if you'd provide materials and we just set it up. Perhaps we could offer both options and charge accordingly--a little bit more if we provide the materials, less if you provide your own and we just have to come in and put everything together? Someone who would manage your calendar (schedule parent meetings or other meetings, follow up with parents on your behalf to confirm attendance, etc). For something like this, to ensure confidentiality non-disclosure agreements would be signed by the external party who is the helper/assistant. This would be an outsourced assistant (someone who works remotely, off site). Someone who would do research/find resources for you for curriculum development (I know this can be very time consuming when textbooks are outdated or not aligned to common core, so then on our own time we have to find articles, activities, etc.). Also an off site job. This could actually probably be combined with the scheduling assistant job and be called "educational assistant"--like a hybrid of admin/exec assistant for teachers. Grade levels could share a dedicated assistant who works with all team members. Streamlined IEP processes - for example, rather than everyone having to physically appear for IEP meetings, use Google Hangouts and DocuSign to take care of everything. That way parents don't have to find transportation to get to school--a very real issue at schools I have worked at. Or, in wealthier districts, parents could conference in from work and save the drive in/time spent. Use screenshare and the like to go over all the documentation. Also, for district personnel who split their time between multiple buildings, it would eliminate constraints on meetings such as "the occupational therapist is only available for IEP meetings on Tuesdays" or whatever since those faculty members could conference in from any location. So basically, a consulting business on how schools can improve the processes to save everyone time that can then be re-focused onto the students instead of on paperwork and chasing people down. I wasted hours upon hours on IEP processes when I was in the classroom, and now that I work for an online, heavily tech-based company, I am seeing so many ways in which technology could speed it up and benefit everyone. My former schools are so behind the times it's ridiculous! Thanks for any honest feedback!