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Nurtured By Design

After seeing a flyer about a Houston SCORE-sponsored seminar on business start-ups, Yamile attended thinking it’d be a “one-shot” experience. Read more

Yamile Jackson
Nurtured By Design
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Sylvan Learning Center Franchise

The Johnson’s still call on SCORE occasionally when a question arises about management or finances. Howard is also pleased that his search for a new business advisor reconnected hi Read more

Howard and Jo Jean Johnson
Sylvan Learning Center Franchise
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ATC International

Despite having a tailor-made educational and professional background for this kind of business, Frey knew that even the most successful entrepreneur occasionally needs advice. Read more

Amy Frey
ATC International
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Native Ground Books and Music

Although Native Ground Music was making good progress as a part-time enterprise, Erbsen knew that in order to take that proverbial "next step," he would need help expanding his dis Read more

Wayne Erbsen
Native Ground Books and Music
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Junior Baseball

Just as baseball players frequently call on their old coaches for advice, Dave and Dayna often contact their SCORE mentors via phone and email for business tips that will help keep Read more

Dave and Dayna Destler
Junior Baseball
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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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