The BCN in highlighting National Black Business Month will provide suggestions to focus on our Black-owned businesses.
This week consider taking your clothes to a neighborhood dry cleaner.
A Buffalo Profile:
If young black entrepreneurs in Buffalo, NY wanted an inspiring and successful example of what it is to build a business legacy, they only have to look in their own backyard. Mr. Walter Hobson, the owner of Hobsons One Hour Dry Cleaning & Tailoring, exemplifies the spirit of entrepreneurship. His story provides a glimpse of what is required to build a successful business legacy. In 2005, the BCN interviewed Mr. Hobson for our Economic Empowerment Conference Magazine. Walter Hobson Business Q&A
I also recall a 2003 Buffalo News article featuring the BCN Economic Empowerment Conference. The following was written about Mr. Hobson’s views on the importance of hard work and perseverance.
In his early years with his Laundromat and dry-cleaning businesses, he’d work from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m., seven days a week, as he built a thriving business. “My grandfather taught me, if you need help, roll up your sleeve,” he said. “If you need more help, roll up your other sleeve.”
The Buffalo News Archives
THE COLOR OF MONEY
Published on November 2, 2003
Author: GENE WARNER – News Staff Reporter
This week please visit a Community Dry Cleaner.
Hobsons One Hour Dry Cleaning & Tailoring
874 E Delavan Ave
Buffalo, NY 14215
Brooks Central Park Cleaners
140 Holden St
Buffalo, NY 14214
Jim Bell Cleaners
1379 Jefferson Ave.
Buffalo, NY 14208