Friday, June 30, 2017

Working mom/budding entrepreneur

Posted By on Fri, Jun 30, 2017 at 12:00 PM

About five years ago I was a single mother on assistance having a bad day after having my caseworker tell me they would not support my daycare expenses or provide me with any personal financial support if I chose to go back to school instead of working at a minimum wage job. So, I took my frustrations to LTWWB and was surprised at how many people gave me a pat on the back, some words of encouragement and told me to keep pushing. I went back to school using high interest bank loans, graduated with honours, won two awards related to contributing to my community, got two job offers the day I graduated and have worked every day since in a wonderful and rewarding career. I've just paid off the last of my loans and now want to test myself again, I want to build a business of my own.

Unfortunately I've never had the opportunity to buy a real computer because it falls into the "frivolous expenditure" column of my financial situation, so I'm posting this hoping that maybe this community can be my lifeline—that maybe some like-minded soul who also clawed their way into a normal, prosperous existence has an old laptop or desktop that is obsolete for their uses but could be a lifeline to me in creating a thriving business. I would be more than happy to repay the cost of the computer in administrative or clerical work.

Thank you for taking the time to read this. —Aspiring business owner

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