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Hi Sir Lee!

   Sir I want to build my own chess clinic. And to be honest I'm new in this field. So I want to ask you sir how can I start my business properly to gain my success? I really want to create my own clinic because for now I'm a varsity of my university in chess and there's a lot of people especially the kids that want me to become their trainor, so i decided to create my own clinic to manage it. Thank you to your reponse sir in advance!

This is one of the areas where you can start slow.  It is also a situation where it will be difficult to make money from your exploits.

There are a number of things that you can do to start your business:

1) Make up a training course on a function within playing chess.  You can start slow on a site such as Udemy.

2) Write an ebook on the subject of playing chess - you can sell on sites such as Fiverr and Kindle.

3) Write a book on playing chess.

4) Set up chess playing seminars for a small price and upsell your courses and books from the back of the room.

5) Advertise chess playing courses and lessons on a regular or ad hoc basis.

6) Lastly set up your clinic offering to provide solutions and answers to questions.

I wish you luck but remember to plan out your strategy and then work from there.

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