ROCHESTER, N.Y. If you want to start a business in Rochester, Franchise Roc is here to support you.
During Wednesday’s event on Jefferson Avenue, the organization explained how franchising is a way to access money, mentors, and support.
Starting a business can be intimidating, and that’s where Franchise Roc comes in. The group of local business leaders says franchising is a good option for people looking to launch a new career.
The focus is not just on fast food chains. The workshop was all about expanding local businesses and helping fight poverty and crime by giving new franchise owners an opportunity to change their lives.
“Unfortunately a lot of them are involved in businesses, but not the kind of businesses we like them to be involved in,” Roc business owner Randy Henderson said. “We want them to be involved in a positive way.”
“You know, franchising my barber shop, opportunities that could be for things of that nature,” Rochester City Councilman Willie Lightfoot said. “So it’s people who have ideas and alternatives, people who have existing businesses and people who may want to go in business and never thought of franchising as an opportunity.”
On Wednesday, Oct. 19, Franchise ROC will be hosting another event just like this one. It will be from 6 to 8 p.m. at Prayer House Church of God by Faith.