Sun Serial: A Mother’s Journey | Part 20 — The way forward

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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.

I heard somewhere that “momentum demands movement.” The phrase should be used as a staple in the career of every entrepreneur.

The notion of moving forward after failure is frightening for many – deadly, almost – but when an entrepreneur is aware of their product or service and the quality of value it can create for consumers, failure is but a stepping stone on the path to greatness.

Giselle's going to need some more books soon if momentum keeps up at The Learning Hub.

Giselle Rivera-Flores / For Worcester Sun

Giselle’s going to need some more books soon if momentum keeps up at The Learning Hub.

Six months, one week and four days ago, I started The Learning Hub. While the odds were stacked against me because of what turned out to be an oversaturated market and a higher need for free student programs than paid programs, I remained focused.

With a tunnel vision of the end goal – assisting low-income students to gain the academic competitive advantage needed to succeed – I continued to push.

While many other articles in my journey have been predominantly regarding the levels of frustrations and obstacles associated with building a business, this is not one of those. I wasn’t kidding about the momentum thing!

Read Giselle’s most recent chapter, Part 19 — The social club, or scroll down to catch up from the beginning

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