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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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Preparture

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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Xenos Media Group

Marge listened and evaluated, and then worked with Antony to strategize and determine action steps for starting and growing his business, which included concept definition, global... Read more

Antony Adolf
Xenos Media Group
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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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D & Z Funeral Escort Service

With Jack’s mentoring, Earnestine was soon able to establish an association with two funeral directors, and in July 2011 escorted her first funeral procession. As a result of the... Read more

Earnestine James
D & Z Funeral Escort Service
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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
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SCORE Provides Sound Advice to Vagabond Audio

When Drew and Rise decided it was time to open their own studio, the first thing Rise did was attend each of SCORE’s “Certificate of Achievement” workshops which cover insurance... Read more

Drew Weir
Vagabond Audio

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