April 3, 2012 by sdyer
The Old Chapter done
a new dream in tough times
Old Dog learns New Tricks
A lot of times in life we find ourselves doing what we have to do instead of doing what we want to do. Coming out of school Taniqua decided that she was going to become a teacher instead of chasing her dream of starting her own restaurant. She was loaded up with debt and wanted to get a job right away to start paying her bills. Starting a business seemed to costly.
The economy has taken a turn for the worse and city and state budgets have tightened. As a result the city has to start laying people off. When it comes to firing teachers the newbies are the first ones to go. Even though Taniqua has been teaching three years, she has no seniority and is considered expendable even though she is very good at her job.
The news is devastating and Taniqua has no idea how she is going to make things happen. A few weeks pass and she reads in the newspaper that the Queens Chamber of Commerce is giving workshops on how to start a new business in the food industry and how to do it in a inexpensive way, bypassing all of the burdensome red tape.
Taniqua is excited but hesitant, she decides to give it a shot because she always wanted to open her own restaurant. While attending the workshop she imagines all of the possibilities and soaks up all of the information being given.
Taniqua came up with an amazing business plan and was able to get a loan to help her start her business. Coming by small business loans is tough in this environment and she understands how fortunate she is. Taniqua’s business has been doing well and she enjoys the freedom of working for herself.
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