Sun Serial : A Mother’s Journey | Part 2 — The Playbook

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Editor’s note: In the coming weeks and months, Worcester Sun will chronicle the trials, tribulations and triumphs of Sun contributor — and aspiring small business owner — Giselle Rivera-Flores as she explores ways to help her daughter and other Worcester families find affordable educational support and assistance. This is the second in an occasional series in which we plan to illuminate the acute struggles of families with limited resources, and how families and entrepreneurs alike can navigate the political landmines and red tape to start their own business — and make a difference.

 How hard can it be, I thought?

Businesses are opened every day across the globe, each one catering to a specific market and supplying a product or service that fills a void. To me, the concept of starting a tutoring service was simply a logical next step.

I had not only identified the void in the Worcester Public Schools system but I’d also experienced this void first-hand. This should be a walk in the park, I mumbled to myself as I started to gather notebooks to document my journey.

If you remember from last week, my devotion to my daughter’s education has sent me on a spiraling journey of unpredictability as I attempt to launch a tutoring service. Not a new business concept, to be sure, but a concept nonetheless that is scarcely accessible to folks of limited means in the city of Worcester.

As anyone building a business would do, I started my research.


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