Young entrepreneurs turn parties into profits
Nearly seven years ago when two young friends got together to throw a party, they never imagined that bash would be the launch of a business. Larry Franklin and Quentin Harris, both 2002 Rosa Fort High School graduates, were college students looking for fun in 2007 when they pooled money from their personal funds and incidentally hosted the first event organized by S&G/Fly Boy Entertainment.
“We were roommates at the time,” Harris said. “We actually thought about just having a little party.”
That little party turned into a big eye opener for the two and eventually steered them in the path of entrepreneurship. It steered them for several reasons, including the fact that they didn’t profit a dime that night, they said.