1. Decide on the language(s) you will teach and develop curriculum based on the language(s).
2. Develop a business plan to determine start-up costs, potential revenue streams, competition, and long-term goals of your business.
3. Register your business with the appropriate state and local agencies.
4. Obtain the necessary licenses and permits to operate a language instruction business.
5. Secure workspace for conducting lessons or determine if online instruction is more suitable for your needs.
6. Invest in quality teaching materials such as textbooks, software, audio recordings, etc.
7. Create a website to promote your business and market your services.
8. Develop an advertising and marketing strategy to attract potential students and clients.
9. Set competitive rates for lessons and other services you provide.
10. Stay current with the latest language teaching trends, technology, and resources available in order to maximize the effectiveness of your instruction.
11. Evaluate and refine your business plan and operations as needed to ensure success.