Mallon, 53, opened Lumana Café in Pawtucket last February. Business is very slow and she's pulling out $3,000 a month from her 401(k) to keep Lumana alive and to cover the mortgage payments on her house.
You're hoping every day it will turn a corner. Before you hoped for a good week. Now you just hope for a good day.
My issue is this has not been what I envisioned.
We don't have the money to advertise, so I'm basically going door to door, passing out menus.