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Black Girl Tutors LLC

Name: Georgia Swan-Ambrose

Location: brooklyn, NY 

Type of Business:
Tutoring Company


What does your business do?
Black Girl Tutors provides services such as consultations, diagnostic assessments/ comprehensive review, assessment testing, special education services, speech and language related services and one‐on‐ one or small group tutoring sessions, test reviews, study skills, and assistance with NYS Common Core and Regents testing preparation.

When and why did you start the biz?
January 2018 in order to provide affordable tutoring services to families in high need communities.

How Many People are in your Company?
4

Where's your office?
we meet at a co-owners home in a living room

What's the toughest part of running your biz?
hiring qualifies staff. We have a waitlist of families we are competing with tutoring companies that pay more.

What's the most fun part?
working with our students and watching them succeed academically

Anything you would have done differently?
Would have spent more time looking for staff during the summer and not waiting so long.

What's next on the horizon for your biz?
Securing an office space where we can host group tutoring. Securing a City Contract to provide tutoring services

What advice do you have for others?
Try to Boot Strap your business! Its so much easier to have the initial capital to start a business with out worrying about loans or investors

How do you use Idea Cafe to help your biz?
My co owners and I need to find a great business mentor and we are looking for help with finances. We don't know the ins and outs of tax codes or book keeping. We are hoping to secure a small business grant in order to help get an accountant for 1 year of work.

School (where, still in school, degree)?
Union College

Prior jobs or business?
Teaching for 8 years special education

Favorite Food?
Chocolate

What are your pets' names?
none

Do any of these pets help with your biz?
n/a

Is there any one person or event in your life that led you to go into business for yourself?
My students! Seeing them progress or being able to help their families with educational support.

Anyone you publicly want to thank?
My Co Oweners, Shauna Flowers, Sharon Maynard, Raisa Turner

Contact Info:
Georgia Swan-Ambrose
1433 E 85th street
brooklyn, NY 11236
6468205356
blackgirltutors@gmail.com

Website:
http://www.blackgirltutors.com


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