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Fastsigns

Developing a winning business plan was just the beginning of Shane's relationship with SCORE. Read more

Shane Beard
Fastsigns
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Wildflower Linen

Young remembered hearing about SCORE several years earlier during the launch of another business venture, and decided to give them a call. Read more

Youngsong Martin
Wildflower Linen
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ButterflyCraze (formerly Heart to Heart Gifts)

“Suddenly I was feeling more empowered and had more faith in myself and my abilities,” she says.  “I not only got valuable knowledge and business skills from SCORE, but also emotio Read more

Yi Ping Lai
ButterflyCraze (formerly Heart to Heart Gifts)
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Beverly Designs

Beverly Bartel heard about SCORE and enrolled in the Milwaukee Chapter's four-part seminar on business start-ups. Read more

Beverly Bartel
Beverly Designs
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Jelly Belly Candy Co. Becomes More Efficient With Help From SCORE

"I have many fond memories of Mr. McDaniel, and we were so fortunate to have his help and support," Herm says. Read more

Herm Rowland
Jelly Belly Candy Co.
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Vera Bradley

The Vera Bradley team contacted Ft. Wayne SCORE and were matched with volunteer mentor George Cook. Read more

Barbara Bradley Baekgaard and Patricia Miller
Vera Bradley
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FoxTale Book Shoppe

SCORE will shine helping people who wouldn’t go into business without a strong support base. Read more

Ellen Ward, Jackie Tanase, Karen Schwettman
FoxTale Book Shoppe
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Mountain Glory Creations Scenic Photography

Seale and Brandenburger discovered that the local chapter of SCORE offered a series of low-cost seminars for new and prospective entrepreneurs.  While the formal presentations gave Read more

Mountain Glory Creations
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Fast Bags Corporation

I wasn’t a neophyte when it came to starting a business, but everybody needs to think outside the box. Read more

Jack Licata
Fast Bags Corporation

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