Maria worked as a teacher of children with special needs; however, she had to quit due to family demands. Needing to find a way to supplement her income, she decided to start a business selling gifts, ribbons, and packaging. She is a single mother and also takes care of her elderly parents.
Her situation was becoming very difficult because her small shop wasn’t making enough to provide for her family. Also, she hadn’t gained enough customer support as a new business.
She is grateful for her MENTOR, who helped her overcome her fears and glimpse a better future.
Maria’s business is located near a school. Her MENTOR suggested that she get a photocopier and sell candy and other products that students might need or want.
Implementing the lessons from her MENTOR, she is starting to save for a photocopier. She has learned how to invest back into her business. Her customer service skills have improved as she has learned to ask her customers what they need so that she can get ideas on what to start selling at her little shop.
Maria has started to see positive results; her sales are increasing little by little.