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Culinary Kids

Of SCORE Sherri says, “We sought SCORE support just as we opened our business, knowing that we needed assistance to make it work, but would not be able to afford a hired coach. Read more

Sherri and Larry Hansen
Culinary Kids
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Wonder Works

Christine Osborne
Wonder Works
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ChristyAl Plaques & Engraving

Starting out, Christy and Al found it nearly impossible to secure a loan due to their lack of current income.  Their mentor, Peter Fong, helped them to write a business plan that w Read more

Christy and Al Kroell
ChristyAl Plaques & Engraving
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Dog is Good

The Kurtz’s attended several workshops at the local Orange County chapter of SCORE.  After attending one such seminar by SCORE mentor Tom Patty called “Marketing Without Money,” th Read more

Jon and Gila Kurtz
Dog is Good
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Constitution Quest

"We have built our small business with tons of blood, sweat and tears," the Barrets recall. "It’s been nice to have listening ears and a guiding hand along the way. Read more

David and Pamela Barret
Constitution Quest
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The Peacock Room

Before starting the Peacock Room, Rachel Lutz worked for a luxury home store and Nordstroms. She had spent years working for others. Eventually Ms. Read more

Rachel Lutz
Owner, The Peacock Room
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Baby K'tan

Chesal met with three SCORE mentors, all of whom had extensive experience in the garment industry. Read more

Michal Chesal
Baby K'tan
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USA Gypsum

Mentor Lou Davenport assisted the USA Gypsum team in conducting research and development for new products for recycled gypsum board that could generate a gross profit margin of sal Read more

Terry L. Weaver
USA Gypsum
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Creative Jewelry by Bridgeja'

Through SCORE's email mentoring program, Baker was paired with a seasoned business expert who helped propel her venture to new heights. Mentor Veronica Johnson corresponded via ema Read more

Bridgeja' Baker
Founder, Creative Jewelry by Bridgeja'
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SCORE Workshops Give Great Advice to Green Grocer Chicago

Cassie attended the Simple Steps for Starting workshop series hosted by SCORE Chicago and found the sessions to not only be full of useful information but also a fantastic opportun Read more

Cassie Green
Green Grocer Chicago
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Janegee

Gee attended two SCORE workshops at her local Seacoast chapter that focused on how to start a business and how to use the internet for business success. Read more

Jane Gee
Janegee

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