Business Profile: Omagh Music Academy

Name: Claire Bowes
Business: Omagh Music Academy
T: (028) 8226 9361
Social Media: Facebook | Twitter

Business Profile: Omagh Music Academy

Can you describe your business?

We offer music lessons to people of all ages and abilities.

Why did you start your own business?

I have always been passionate about music and wanted to share this passion with others. I always wanted to open somewhere where students felt they were part of something.

What are the best things about running your own business?

It’s a great sense of achievement and I’m getting to do something I love. It’s also great as I can get my children involved and I have a certain level of flexibility around my children’s school activities.

What are the main challenges facing the business?

Making sure all the tutors I employ are as passionate and committed as myself and also making sure that all students get the same standard of teaching. A challenge for me is running the business and also tutoring, which itself involves planning, so managing to balance everything.

What advice would you give to someone starting a business?

Be prepared and do your research before starting. Meeting with business advisors in Omagh Enterprise made me think of all areas to consider and also being realistic that it takes a lot of hard work, especially at the beginning.

Can you describe your experience of running a business in three words or less?

Reward and exciting!