About The Business Teacher
My name is Mary Schmitt (also known as The Business Teacher).
I’m so glad you’re here! The best thing about being an entrepreneur is the possibility that we get to create the lives we have always imagined for ourselves. Could there be anything more important?
Many of us have thought about starting a business for years. Some of you may have even taken those first steps, maybe over and over, only to get stuck at the point where you don’t know what to do next.
Well, let’s just address this head on. I do! I create step-by-step educational tools that will help you get your business Open and Thriving. Keep reading to find out how I can help you to strategically plan your business, open and grow your business, and understand your financial information.

I’m Mary and I’m The Business Teacher.

My interest in being my own boss probably came from my Dad (a lifelong employee of the electric company). He became a real estate developer when he came home at the end of the day. I followed him around to job sites and meetings whenever I could. It was fun! His passion was creating something interesting that also gave him extra income. There were 5 of us kids, so we were expensive to raise! Mom is a retired college professor who demonstrated overwhelming affection for her students. She has always shared her satisfaction about when that “light bulb” goes on and the student has learned something they can build upon.

That’s why I started my career by earning a Bachelor’s degree in Finance and then an MBA and developing businesses of my own in real estate and construction. Then, during the near collapse of the economy in 2009 – 2010, I realized that teaching what I know would be a great way to prepare others to develop their own businesses (their own security).


After all, Who better to control your future than YOU!
I’ve been developing resources and teaching entrepreneurs, like you, ever since. Today everything I do is about helping small business owners get started, achieve results and make money. In fact, why don’t you sign up and start receiving my emails with tips and tools. It’s the first step!