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 third 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.
As soon as I walked into the commercial space on Pleasant Street with Peter Dunn, I knew the size and location were perfect. The space was private, equipped with its own entrance, approximately 450 square feet and had two separate offices. I immediately started to map out the layout for the students in my mind’s eye: a desk here, computers on this side, a small reading corner over there … and my office here.
It all made sense. The space was a gem, made ideal by its location near the student bus stop on Pleasant Street, and located directly across from an apartment community. This location may be able to serve my mission.
I was excited about the space. Actually, I was more than excited, I was finally starting to feel positive about my startup.
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