Aprell May Munford
WWR Article Summary (tl;dr) In order to launch “Rozki Rides”, Jessica Rozki turned to the Holyoke EforAll entrepreneurship program to follow her dream. The EforAll “ecosystem” supports entrepreneurs with business coaching, consultancy and connection to professional networks.
Jessika Rozki’s story begins 15 years ago as a Chicopee school bus driver. Rozki loved everything about her career in transportation, especially the children and their parents.
However, after her last child was born, she needed more flexibility. Rozki said she went into prayer, which provided her an answer.
“I had been saved for six years. I asked God what did he want me to do. And I dreamed about it. I saw the van,” Rozki said.
Rozki resolved in 2019 to launch Rozki Rides, which today is a professional transportation service for families in Greater Springfield. The company employs three people and has four vehicles.
“The company kind of just made itself work on its own. I was a driver. I had three boys already, I was having a girl and I wanted to be with her,” Rozki said. “After taking a year off, because I loved being in transportation, being with the kids and schools, I wanted to start driving again. I asked myself how I could do both. There was nothing out there like that. How could I help myself with all my certifications? I felt if I was struggling there must be others.”