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Dr. Franchesca Ross-Jones: Common Cents Champion of Financial Literacy and Entrepreneurship

Dr. Franchesca Ross-Jones is a passionate advocate for financial literacy and entrepreneurship, believing firmly that success can be achieved while maintaining a balanced and fulfilling life. With a mission to embrace, empower, educate, and elevate individuals of all ages and backgrounds, she is dedicated to helping them attain financial independence and overcome personal obstacles through leveraging their inherent resources. She assists consumers, aspiring entrepreneurs, entrepreneurs, corporate professionals, and non-profits to realize their personal and professional aspirations. As a public speaker, author, philanthropist, mentor, and educator, she strives to bridge the gaps in financial and business literacy.

Having experienced the challenges of teenage parenthood at 16, Dr. Ross-Jones defied the odds and was conferred a Bachelor of Science in Business and Psychology and later a Doctorate Degree of Philosophy in Business Administration and Entrepreneurship. Her 15-year tenure in the financial services industry ignited her passion for financial and business literacy, leading her to become a serial entrepreneur.

After becoming an AFSP credentialed tax professional, a board-certified credit consultant, and a member of the Credit Consultants Association, in 2015, she founded Common Cents Solutions, a dynamic firm offering a comprehensive suite of services, including but not limited to financial literacy, tax consultancy, preparation, planning, resolution, bookkeeping, credit consultancy, notary loan-signing, and business consultancy. Under her leadership, the company has thrived, boasting consistent six-figure annual sales and acquiring over 600 new customer accounts in the past four years, predominantly through referrals.

Driven by her commitment to lifelong learning, Dr. Ross-Jones continuously enriches her expertise through workshops, seminars, and ongoing education, ensuring her clients, colleagues, and mentees receive the highest level of guidance and support.

Her dedication to education extends to the creation of Common Cents Academy, a platform for financial and business literacy education, as well as mentorship programs tailored to tax, credit, and business professionals.

In 2023, Dr. Ross-Jones launched the “Making Common Cents of Business: The Real Cost of Entrepreneurship Mentorship Program,” addressing the multifaceted challenges of
entrepreneurship that so many entrepreneurs including herself has experienced and guiding participants towards sustainable success. The real cost (mentally, physically, spiritually, financially, socially, personally, and professionally) of being in business is immeasurable. Through this program, entrepreneurs gain invaluable insights on enduring the highs and lows of entrepreneurship.

Expanding her entrepreneurial ventures, she established Common Cents Tax Pro Software in 2024, offering user-friendly, affordable tax software solutions with omprehensive support and mentorship opportunities. Common Cents Tax Pro Software understands the value of an ERO’s vision. The software’s unique features, including customizable fees and residual and post-season revenue-generating options, empower ERO’s to maximize their business potential.

Beyond her business endeavors, Dr. Ross-Jones is deeply committed to philanthropy, founding Common Cents Outreach to promote financial health and stability within her
community. As a published author, entrepreneur, and mentor, she inspires others through her writings and her diverse array of businesses including Jones Transport and Delivery Services, and the 1 on 1 Technical College of Montgomery.

An active member of her community, Dr. Ross-Jones serves as the Chief Financial Officer of Tau Rho Mu Christian Sorority Incorporated, empowering women to be S.H.E. (Saved, Healed and Empowered) through education and mentorship. Her remarkable achievements have been recognized with the Presidential Lifetime Achievement Award, the highest award in the country, from our 46th President Joe Biden, a testament to her unwavering dedication to service and leadership. Despite her myriad accomplishments, Dr. Ross-Jones remains grounded in her faith and family, cherishing her roles as a wife, mother, grandmother, daughter, sister, and friend. Residing in the city of natural beauty, Wetumpka, AL, she finds joy in reading, writing, vacationing, and pursuing her passion for acting, with an upcoming debut in the film and mini-series “Trial of Injustice” slated for 2024.

For booking Dr. Franchesca Ross-Jones, please send all inquiries to: support@commoncentssolutions.org

Last modified: March 26, 2024