Turning a passion into a business during a pandemic

Posted at 7:38 AM, Sep 03, 2020

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — Taking her passion for creating charcuterie boards and turning it into a business. Miranda Rozek from Lancaster created Board in Buffalo.

“I started this when I was super bored in the house and there’s something between b-o-r-e-d and board like a cheeseboard so I just created the name board in Buffalo," Rozek said.

Back in March, Rozek was working in Connecticut but moved back to Buffalo to be closer to family. Just a month ago, sitting at the kitchen table, she decided to take the jump and start her business.

Her boards range in all shapes and sizes.

“I always like to have a variety of different things on the board a soft kind of cheese something spicy, something crunchy and different meats,” Rozek said.

The pandemic has sparked many people to take their hobbies and turn them into moneymakers. Etsy-- the E-commerce site focused on selling homemade products -- hit record sales this quarter. The company says they have gained 11.5 million new buyers since the pandemic started.

“It really got me thinking that I needed to do something else besides my actual job and put my energy into something that would make me really happy,” Rozek said.

With her family helping her every step of the way, Rozek is happy to provide aesthetically pleasing cheese boards for people's events and family gatherings.

“You can dream all you want but think of that dream as actually being possible and take the little steps to start going there and then anything is possible.”