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Education and Testing Solutions

Bell had basic business knowledge due to her nonprofit management experience, but she realized she needed additional support to ensure her new business venture would succeed. Read more

Dr. Nancy Bell
Owner, Education and Testing Solutions
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Beyond the Grade

Turk first met with his mentor in August 2014. Read more

Mark Turk
Beyond the Grade
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RxPharmacist

Khazraee’s brother, who had encouraged her to start a business, pointed her toward SCORE early in her business planning. Read more

Maryam Khazraee
Owner, RxPharmacist
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AchieveIT360

In 2014, Samadi’s company received a three-year grant to run her programs in five sites; but funding was denied for 2015 and 2016. Read more

Andrea Samadi
Owner, AchieveIT360
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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. Read more

Liz Jackson Hearns
Owner and Vocal Instructor , The Voice Lab
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Chandler Speech and Language Services

“Provided my training has been skill-based in a field of allied healthcare, business and finance was not a part of my formal training,” Chandler admits.  She heard about SCORE at t Read more

Emily Chandler
Owner , Chandler Speech and Language Services
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Small Factory Innovations

Dudick worked with SCORE mentors Gene Wolf and Tony Payer. Read more

Chris Dudick
Founder and CEO, Small Factory Innovations
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Achieve Tutoring Center

“Starting your own business is very complex and the support that SCORE provides helps new business owners to navigate through all the challenges and decisions,” says Gortsema. Read more

Amy Gortsema
Owner, Achieve Tutoring Center
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American Robotics Academy

Taglia made an appointment with SCORE and met Irwin Miller and Anil Prasad, who advised him over the course of six years on all aspects of small business. Read more

Dan Taglia
Owner, American Robotics Academy
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KC Rock Band & Guitar Music School

“Knowing I had no business training, I needed someone with real experience to run ideas by and get their wisdom and input,” Crandall says. She attended a Start Up Basics class host Read more

Laura Lee Crandall
Co-Owner, KC Rock Band & Guitar Music School

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