After working several temporary jobs, Rondelle Griffin was angry. “I didn’t want to start looking for a job again. I wanted a career. I wanted to start my own business,” he says.
Even though he worked for his aunt in her business while he was growing up,Rondelle realized that he needed to learn more about how to start and run a business. He saw a poster advertising Gateway Technical College and enrolled in the Business Management program.
While attending Gateway, Rondelle started R Style, a Racine-based car washing and detailing business serving private car owners and auto dealerships. Using skills he learned in the program, Rondelle made the business even better.
“I did some of the projects for school on my business. That helped a lot, because I learned a lot from it. For example, I wrote a better business plan,” he recalls.
“I am at the top of my game, business-wise. I owe a lot to Gateway.”