Rochester rated number 10 in America for female entrepreneurs- five reasons I agree

Rochester rated number 10 in America for female entrepreneurs- five reasons I agree.

A small business lending group, Merchant Cash USA, ranked Rochester a great city for female small business owners, sharing the top ten with Portland, San Antonio, Atlanta, Houston and Raleigh. For many of us women- owned Rochester businesses, this is no secret. Let me share some of the reasons my business lives this fact every day.

  1. There are so many resources to help small businesses right here in Rochester. We have world-class talent at our doorstep. Whatever you need, I’ll bet you’ll find it here in town.
  2. We are lucky to have strong business coaching services and groups like TAB and Vistage. I did not know what a business coach was or that I could benefit from one until a colleague convinced me to give it a try. Now I couldn’t imagine facing business challenges without the help of other business owners and a professional coach.
  3.  There is support for female business leaders. If you are good at what you do, there is opportunity. Being female won’t hold you back.
  4. There are strong networking and professional groups waiting for your involvement. These are not just places to potentially get business, they are places to meet like-minded individuals and people you can call on when you face a particularly difficult challenge or when you want to run an idea past someone to check your sanity.
  5. There is room for women and businesses of all sizes and shapes. I genuinely mean that you can be successful just for being good at what you do- no need for pretense; you can work from home or have a virtual business and be as successful as businesses with brick and mortar storefronts. You can look like someone who just left the salon or be a middle-aged mother and still attract business because of your skills.


If you have been considering starting a business, there is no time like the present. Hey, if you need help, give me a call. Been there. Done that.




            Tracy_Jong About Tracy Jong

Tracy Jong has been an attorney for more than 20 years,      representing restaurants, bars, and craft beverage manufacturers in a wide array of legal matters. She is also a licensed patent attorney.

Her book Everything You Need To Know About Obtaining and Maintaining a New York Retail Liquor License: The Definitive Guide to Navigating the State Liquor Authority will be available next month on as a softcover and Kindle e-book.

Her legal column is available in The Equipped Brewer, a publication giving business advice, trends, and vendor reviews to help craft breweries, cideries, distilleries and wineries build brands and succeed financially.

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