For the past five years, Wayne County Business Builders (WCBB) has been honing their efforts to help foster the growth of small businesses in the Wayne County area. As an affiliate of SCORE, they uphold the mission of equipping small business owners with the tools they need to drive success by providing free mentoring services and low cost educational workshops.
On July 15, the Wayne County Board of Supervisors presented a proclamation to WCBB in recognition of their fifth year anniversary. The Proclamation acknowledged the thousands of dollars donated in volunteer time and services provided by WCBB since they formed in 2009.
To date, WCBB has counseled approximately 300 clients, some currently in business and some in the process of starting one. Counselors have helped many business owners with planning, marketing, inventory management, process development and other strategies relevant to a growing business.
"Using the tools we learned from WCBB, we are keeping better track of our costs of production, and getting more accurate estimates of our profit margins. We've also developed business and marketing plans" comments Luke DeFisher, Operations Assistant with Apple Country Spirits in Williamson NY.