Why Small Businesses Matter
Shop small, do big things for your community
Why Small Businesses Matter puts a spotlight on the local merchants who donate their time, talent, goods, and services for the betterment of our community. The shop local movement spreads virally as local businesses who are “tagged” have the opportunity to share their story!
You're IT Learning Streams!
Three questions with Adrianne Roberts, founder of Learning Streams.
Why did you start your business?
Opting to homeschool my son from 5th grade on, I felt that I spent my life in the car driving him to various classes and wanted to create a space where a group of children could learn and socialize together and still have plenty of time to homeschool. As a homeschooled student myself, I wanted to address some of the issues that I and other families faced by offering a cohesive program and abundant services to benefit families.
I also wanted to offer classes to children that are in a more traditional school setting but would benefit from a creative, yet academic class but aren’t able to be homeschooled full time.
What is your best-selling product/service?
This year we launched our day program. Students are with us two days a week from 9:30-2:30. This allows students to be with the same group of friends and learn together. This offers parents a chance to continue to work, run errands, or spend quality time homeschooling/being with their other children.
How many local businesses do you use to support your business (products and services) and can you name them?
We are re-launching the Multiverse Expo in September. This family-friendly comic-con type event features local businesses as they provide loads of entertainment and fun for the entire family! The Learning Steams community hosts this event to pull the area communities together.
Byrd’s Books is going to have book signings, the library is going to host some amazing local artists, and we are providing an educational component along with the Norwalk Gamers Orchestra to educate children about music and instruments!
Adrianne would like to nominate Robin at Daily Fare to be featured next!
HamletHub thanks Fairfield County Bank for making our Why Small Businesses Matter series possible!