Sun Serial: A Mother’s Journey | Part 18 — The new direction

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Editor’s note: Since September, Worcester Sun has chronicled the trials, tribulations and triumphs of Sun contributor Giselle Rivera-Flores as she explores ways to help her daughter and other Worcester families find affordable educational support and assistance. We used to describe her as an aspiring business owner; now, she’s an inspiring one, a full-fledged director of a Pleasant Street tutoring center that opened in late January. Her journey, though, is far from over.

“Bootstrapping? Like supporting the business on your own?”

The Learning Hub is ready to grow, but how will it reach its lofty goals?

Giselle Rivera-Flores / For Worcester Sun

The Learning Hub is ready to grow, but how will it reach its lofty goals?

That is the reaction and those are the type of questions I normally receive when explaining the business model for The Learning Hub. People stare and tilt their heads to each side, as if deciding my level of sanity.

And always the same response: “Doesn’t it take a gazillion dollars to manage a business?”

“Yes!” I want to blurt out! “It takes a gazillion dollars and I thought I had the money stashed under my bed.

“But as it turns out – well, it’s empty under there.”


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