Rosie, the Small Business Fairy Godmother wants help other small businesses thrive in any way she can, whether she’s simply answering questions or helping to completely launch a new venture.
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Rosie has been working on and for small businesses for more than 12 years. She has held positions in management, marketing, public relations, and bookkeeping, as well as owning her own brick-and-mortar business and working as a freelance musician and photographer.
In 2010, she graduated Syracuse University with a Bachelor of Music and a Minor in Entrepreneurship and Emerging Enterprises. While there, she completed marketing and public relations internships for The Syracuse Symphony and The Society for New Music, a contemporary classical music organization based in Syracuse. She was also the first student from the Visual and Performing Arts college to participate in the prestigious D’Aniello Internship Program at Syracuse University’s Whitman School of Management, the #2 management school in the country at the time.
After graduating, she started as the general manager at the renowned Hudson Valley music venue, The Falcon, where she was responsible for helping to design new systems for the budding venue; starting with pencil-and-paper bookkeeping and payroll and bringing it all the way to fully computerized in-house bookkeeping. After The Falcon, she was hired as the general manager at New York School of Music in Walden, NY where she was responsible for staff management, client scheduling, collections, marketing, event planning, programming design, and daily bookkeeping tasks. She later bought this business with her husband, Tim Porco, in 2017. In her years as co-owner, she worked with her husband to set up new software, streamline student on-boarding, launch a new website, add new programming, and do a complete rebrand of all the school’s marketing materials, among other projects.
Rosie feels strongly that small businesses and entrepreneurship are crucial to building strong communities and giving ambitious professionals the quality of life they deserve. She wants to use what she’s learned and help other small businesses thrive in any way she can, whether she’s simply answering questions or helping to completely launch a new venture. She believes that creative entrepreneurs can change the world!