To boost entrepreneurs, SCORE needs more volunteers
When Stephen and Jessica Arends were launching their small business, B.A.B.S. Artisan Meats, they relied on some free and valuable help. The husband-and-wife team reached out to the Buffalo Niagara chapter of SCORE, the all-volunteer group of business mentors, in 2021 and were connected with Michael Sendor.
"He just slowly helped us with our business plan, we ran ideas by him and he helped keep us motivated to keep going," Stephen Arends said. Over the next year and a half, they got feedback from Sendor and subject matter experts he brought in to talk to the Arends.
Stephen Arends said the advice made a big difference for their business, which moving to Derby from Holland, N.Y.
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