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How SCORE Chicago helped

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Launching a STEM Toy Company in A Pandemic

My SCORE mentors were critical to my success in launching a STEM Toy company during a pandemic. David Wild, Mary Couzin, Gene Murtha, Elizabeth Hauer, Bruce Ronner, and Bob... Read more

Kristel Bell
Founder & CEO, STEM Generation LLC
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Like a Dog with Two Tails

Our SCORE mentor was instrumental in our path to becoming owners. He helped us outline negotiation steps, discussed financing, gave us pep talks and instilled in us the belief... Read more

Megan Ridley and Sarah Jackson
Medical Director and Practice Manager, Integrative Pet Care
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Back From Extinction After 40 years!

I attended all the SCORE workshops in 1993 when I invented the Sandbagger. They were very helpful with getting a small women-owned business loan. My current mentor has been... Read more

Stacey Kohler
CEO & Founder, Kiddy Crawler LLC
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Event Horizon VR

Bakaleynik’s SCORE mentors advised him against his initial idea of creating a VR arcade, which was risky in an untested industry and would have required a huge investment. They... Read more

Mendel Bakaleynik
Event Horizon VR
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Tricia Parker Communications

Parker turned to SCORE when she wanted a second opinion on her brand positioning and her website. “I also needed the motivation to actually sit down and develop a business plan,”... Read more

Tricia Parker
Principal, Tricia Parker Communications
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The Voice Lab

“I sought help from SCORE because I saw it as an opportunity to learn from someone for whom my daily struggles were easy to organize and maneuver,” Hearns says. She knew she... Read more

Liz Jackson Hearns
Owner and Vocal Instructor , The Voice Lab
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Determining capital sources and creative resources were early challenges for Ero. “Through prayer and extensive research, those challenges were alleviated,” he says. He was able... Read more

Iyobosa Ero
Owner, Preparture
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Ying’s Kitchen

Those counselors worked with Ying on the management of in-store demonstrations, customer relations, quality control, advertising, on-going sales, promotional opportunities, and... Read more

Ying Stoller
Ying’s Kitchen
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Cary's Footwear; Fine Men's Shoes

“SCORE gave me the confidence to go forward with plans for my own business,” Millstein said. “They told me I had a plan that they thought had a good chance to succeed.” Once or... Read more

Cary Millstein
Cary's Footwear