Interested in starting your own entrepreneurial journey in training and education but unsure what to expect? Then read up on our interview with Alicia Narcisse, Founder and CEO of GetThere Tutoring, located in Clearwater, FL, USA.

What's your business, and who are your customers?

My business is GetThere Tutoring - a world-class education center that provides personalized, holistic, educational support. We connect students with their best-fit tutors, help them identify weak areas or gaps in their understanding of a concept, teach content in a way that is relatable and understandable and give them the tools/skills to be able to do it all on their own. Our customers are students or parents of learners of all ages, but mostly from about age 7 to age 22.

Tell us about yourself

I started tutoring as a way to make some extra money as I headed to medical school. I found that I loved teaching, and it never felt like work to me.

What's your biggest accomplishment as a business owner?

My biggest accomplishment as a business owner has been building/developing a reputation for the consistent delivery of a world-class product to my clients and the significant growth of my team to a league of people who are committed to excellence and working towards the same goals, the success of our students.

What's one of the hardest things that come with being a business owner?

It is a huge Responsibility! To make sure your business looks, sounds and acts as you imagine it should. At the end of the day, keeping each aspect running as it should is your responsibility.

What are the top tips you'd give to anyone looking to start, run and grow a business today?

  1. Believe in your dream and put all of your efforts and energy into doing what you must to make it work. There are plenty of people waiting to tell you why it won't work, so believe in your idea and manifest that it will work.
  2. Don't cut corners. If you can do it better, do it better, do it big, make a difference, come with something different that people didn't even know they needed until you provided it.
  3. Value and nurture your professional relationships with people. You never know who may be the adviser or mentor that gives you a seriously great idea and helps propel you forwards.

Is there anything else you'd like to share?

Do what you love, then it will never feel like work. The work will be worth it, and you'll be great at what you do.

Where can people find you and your business?


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