Rochester entrepreneurs praise Business Opportunity Program

ROCHESTER, N.Y. — ​After weeks of learning, training, seminars and working with mentors, some business owners in the Rochester area are finally receiving their certificate of completion.

“It’s been a huge learning process, this course has helped me tremendously,” Haliegh Brown, owner of In & Out Painting and Cleaning Services LLC, said.

Brown started her business in the heart of the pandemic after being laid off.

“When I first started my business, I did it solely based off of Craigslist ads and trying to build my business from the ground up literally,” she said.

The Business Opportunities Program has aided a lot in the growth of the business. The program, started by the Rochester Joint Schools Construction Board, has a goal of creating better entrepreneurs and innovators to full transform their business.

“I had to focus on trying to do things more efficiently, trying to re-plan, focus on some of the things we were not doing right…

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