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Organic Garden—A Successful Business Taking Root

Suzanne needed help in developing a business plan and understanding the financials of running a business. She sought help from SCORE and obtained the assistance of volunteer... Read more

Suzanne Nicksic
Organic Garden
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Hospital Companions--Turning A Sad Experience Into Business Success

Despite their enthusiasm and determination, Kathleen and Cheryl realized that they needed business counseling to solve the myriad problems that would be encountered. With the help... Read more

Kathleen Benner and Cheryl Formento
Hospital Companions
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Koru Street—Importing a Successful Business

She came to SCORE to find out what was necessary in order to start an import business. Her counselor, Marge Schneider, worked with her over several sessions to establish a... Read more

Amy Stretmater
Koru Street
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Compass Eye Care—A Vision for Success

Dr. Licup needed a business plan to enable him to obtain a bank loan and to guide his growing practice. To accomplish this, he came to SCORE for assistance and received the advice... Read more

Dr. Albert Licup
Compass Eye Care
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Brown Eyed Suzan’s Cookies—From Hobby to Successful Business

Without any experience in starting a business, Suzan sought SCORE’s help and began to work with SCORE counselor Marge Schneider to develop her business concept and to learn the... Read more

Suzan Jardine
Brown Eyed Suzan’s Cookies
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Ticche & Bea—Turning a hobby into a successful business

Being new to the world of business, Mary sought the expertise of SCORE and was counseled by SCORE counselor Dan Pollack. Dan helped Mary to analyze her customer base to determine... Read more

Mary Mertens
Ticche and Bea
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“The Modupe Art Gallery”—An artist’s dream realized

When Modupe Sodamade came to SCORE for advice, her desire was to plan a marketing strategy to sell her artwork. With the advice of her SCORE counselor, Marge Schneider, Modupe... Read more

Modupe Sodamade
The Modupe Art Gallery
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FLAHERTY, INC.—Helping to Save a Business

Catherine Flaherty
Flaherty, INC.
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Bess & Loie—A Fashionista’s Dream Come True

Allyson’s biggest challenge was juggling all the jobs in a retail establishment. She says she needed the “one-on-one accountability” from SCORE. Mitch “helped me get through the... Read more

Allyson Holleb
Bess & Loie
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A Unique Idea Made Successful: Complete Home Inventory

However, Robyn needed help in developing a sales and marketing plan for her business, so she contacted SCORE and received the expert counseling of Earl Schraiberg. Earl advised... Read more

Robyn Howard
Complete Home Inventory
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But Ping realized that she needed help in developing her business. She had heard of SCORE in 2007 and decided to seek its assistance. Her SCORE counselor was, and still is,... Read more

Ping Wu
Ping Wu Design Studio
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Laura recognized that starting a business is a daunting experience.  Although she had the knowledge and vision to make her business grow, she needed someone to listen and critique... Read more

Laura Bangart
RN, Babies Only Chicago