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Port City Pottery & Fine Crafts

Pat Holleman, President
Port City Pottery & Fine Crafts Succeeds By Using Advice From SCORE Mentor
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Kim's Animal House

“The biggest obstacles we had were organization, bookkeeping and accounting," Odeen says. Read more

Kim Odeen
Kim's Animal House
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Advantage Mold Inc.

SCORE was involved from the beginning. SCORE helped with the business plan and SBA loan process. Read more

Larry Bolander
Advantage Mold Inc.
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Edogz

“I hope that SCORE will be a part of Stuff ‘n Sniff’s growth, and that in years to come, I can return the favor by being a SCORE mentor myself,” Wendy says. “As a small business st Read more

Wendy Supino
Edogz
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Osage Creek Log Furniture

At their first meeting with SCORE Mentors Woody Knight and Mike Fitzpatrick, Neil explained that they were working seven days a week, selling everything, but still not showing a pr Read more

Neil Martin and Carol Dillard
Osage Creek Log Furniture
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Young's Twice Blessed Bridal

Doty and Yong's initial focus of their mentoring sessions was developing a business plan, preparing an application for a U.S. Read more

Yong Suk Daley
Young's Twice Blessed Bridal
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Splashgear

Shereen has attended several low-cost SCORE workshops. “I have no background in business—I’m actually a scientist,” she says. “These seminars are incredible. Read more

Shereen Sabet
Splashgear
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Victorian Fireplace Shop

Duke met with mentors Steve Shapiro and Hugh Greene. Shapiro, an accountant, saw that the company would benefit from more rigorous bookkeeping. Read more

Karen Duke
Victorian Fireplace Shop
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Perfectly Pennsylvania

Karen says, “SCORE is one of the first places to go when you start a business. Read more

Karen DeKlinski
Perfectly Pennsylvania
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The Secret Chocolatier

While mentors have helped the team look toward the future, they've also helped The Secret Chocolatier weather a few small business storms — literally. Read more

Andy & Robin Ciordia and Bill & Karen Dietz
Co-Owners, The Secret Chocolatier
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Hartel Corporation

Doug says, “If not for SBA and SCORE, I would have to ask myself, would I be an entrepreneur? Read more

Doug Hartel
Hartel Corporation

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