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One Effin' Ink

Bates first met SCORE volunteer mentor Rick Scofield in 2009, when he was working on a clothing product he had developed. He reconnected with Scofield in May 2017, about a year... Read more

Rob Bates
Owner, One Effin' Ink
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Guiding Harbor

“We have a small staff size, so any time we have turnover it is felt across the agency,” Lessnau says. “Meeting our strategic goals has been difficult as we do not have the... Read more

Maria Lessnau
CEO, Guiding Harbor
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Westgate Garden Design

Westgate attended a local SCORE workshop and met with a local mentor, but she found an even stronger connection with P. Simon Mahler, who offered mentoring online. “The best thing... Read more

Charlene Westgate
Owner, Westgate Garden Design
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Thompson Real Estate Group

“I had one mentor five years ago when the idea was just a glimmer in my eye,” Viola recalls. “Once I graduated from college and started to set up my business I went to SCORE again... Read more

Tracy Viola
Owner, Thompson Real Estate Group
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Balance It Out Bookkeeping

Laroche first connected with SCORE through a networking event that, a few weeks later, helped her land her first client. “The workshops have been helpful and the guidance and... Read more

Annette Laroche
Owner, Balance It Out Bookkeeping
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Infinity Technology Consultants

Sanchez sought mentoring just as he was growing out of his home office. He wanted someone who could help him lay the framework for his business and broaden his clientele. SCORE... Read more

Eric Sanchez
Owner, Infinity Technology Consultants
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Desserts Out The Jar And More

McKinney connected with a mentor in Desserts Out The Jar And More’s early days, seeking validation for her business idea. “I sought a SCORE mentor because I was unsure of how to... Read more

Yashica McKinney
Owner, Desserts Out The Jar And More
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Advocations

Between 2009 and 2013, 100 percent of Advocations’ revenue was from one client. Because the company’s revenues were growing, Haaser didn’t see any issues with this particular... Read more

Lindsey Haaser
Owner, Advocations
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Vegan Distribution

According to Lu, Grunat has not only helped to address her specific business questions, but has also generally instilled Lu with an improved business mindset. “Based on... Read more

Sharon Lu
Owner, Vegan Distribution
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Sugar Beeze, LLC

Julie Maddox
Owner, Sugar Beeze, LLC
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Competitive Edge Sports Performance Center

Evans sought mentoring from SCORE because he wanted someone who had been in his shoes to guide him through small-business obstacles. He attended several online workshops on... Read more

Monte Evans
Owner, Competitive Edge Sports Performance Program
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Grillo Essentials

Grillo knew she would want guidance to navigate the process of expanding her business and its production capabilities. She first learned about SCORE through a continuing education... Read more

Gina Grillo
Owner, Grillo Essentials

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