It all started a few months ago when I told my wife that she should become an instructor so she could teach her friends how to shoot. The idea was, that a lot of women are afraid of shooting, or intimidated by a male instructor. Basically the same reason there are Curves gyms in almost every strip mall in the US of A. At first she refuted my idea, and rather bluntly, too. She is a good shot, and because of her stature and demeanor most people don't even look at her twice- let alone understand all the training and experience she's had in her lifetime. Despite that, for some reason she didn't think about teaching others. I was shocked when she told me she signed up and paid for the NRA BIT course. Wow, did she actually listen to me? She went around to people she knew from work and from daily life, and asked them if they would like to take a class to learn how to shoot a pistol. Most of them said yes, they would like to. Mrs. Gunbunny recently finished the class and easily earned her Instructor's certification. It turns out that she not only took the ball and ran with it, but knocked over the opposing team while she was at it! Her groups were a little over an inch at fifteen yards, with only three holes for the last ten rounds needed. I wish I had a picture of it, it's a thing of beauty. Especially since she was using an old police trade in gen II Glock 21 in .45acp. Yup, she likes a .45. Go figure. Now she is talking about taking the instructor rifle course in a few months from now. I will never tell her training isn't worth it. Although she may not be to the ultimate level of training as some of her coworkers (police pistol instructors), I think she is going to try to fill a niche that they often overlook, and may be a larger market share of shooters. While she is waiting for her paperwork to go through, we've been going over some options. Business cards, ways to advertise, to supply the pistols and ammunition or not, what range to use, etc. I've told her she needs to get a smart and snappy paint suit or business dress so she looks professional, but not intimidating. I believe the industry standard of 5.11 paints and a polo shirt may look too... tactical? Remember, her target market is women who may find tactical type people too serious. She will have to smile and be cute (not too hard for her to do) and let her experience be her credentials. The other thing is, if someone is paying to take a class, they not only want instruction, but they don't want to be bored while doing it. She's going to have to learn that instructing a class is not like the captive audience that our children are while cyber-schooling. She's going to have to add some humor and/or interesting life stories to keep people's attention. I'm also toying with the idea of using the projector/SIRT laser pistol/hit scoring software that I've been playing around with. Possibly the use of this equipment before using live fire to see how safety oriented the students are, basic sight picture, trigger squeeze, stance, etc. Should she start an LLC, and possibly get a small business loan to cover the equipment (pistols, projector, range time, etc). She's not trying to make a ton of money, and this will not be a full time gig; she wants to do it just to do it. Anybody have any advice for us?