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The Delicate Pen

In 1998, Labanz visited the New York SCORE office to learn about entrepreneurship. SCORE mentors helped her develop her first product line of fine stationery. Armed with a product Read more

Jane Labanz
The Delicate Pen
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Enchanted Thyme Entertainment Finds Success Using SCORE as Resource

While attending an SBA seminar in Manhattan in early 2007, Ariane learned about SCORE and its free small business mentoring services. She began meeting with New York City SCORE Men Read more

Ariane Smith
Enchanted Thyme Entertainment
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Casauri Inc. Finds Success With SCORE

With SCORE's help, Emily and Helena had everything ready to debut their line of designer laptop and palm computer cases in time for the start of the December 2001 holiday shopping Read more

Emily and Helena McHugh
Casauri Inc. Finds Success With SCORE
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Cha Cha’s Doggie Day Care Uses SCORE Mentor as Financial Sounding Board

“I don’t know how I would have made it this far without SCORE,” she says.  “I started with a few hundred dollars, and there’s no way I could have paid for all that valuable advice Read more

Desalene Jones
Cha Cha’s Doggie Day Care Uses SCORE Mentor as Financial Sounding Board
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Curzon Hill Antiques

Sarah’s grandfather, who had owned a successful advertising and printing business in Omaha, suggested that she contact the local chapter of SCORE. Read more

Sarah Hill
Curzon Hill Antiques
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California Gardens

“One of the best things about working with John is that he always allows me to take my time to make each decision,” Li says. Read more

Li Vellinga
California Gardens
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The Treats Truck

Kim worked with SCORE mentor Elliot Merberg on a wide range of startup issues and other things she needed to consider as she put together the business plan for Treats Truck. Read more

Kim Ima
The Treats Truck
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Service West Delivery Express

Based on the recommendation of a close friend, Lowe called Greater Phoenix SCORE, where she was placed in a SMART group designed to look at every aspect of her business and make re Read more

Sandra Lowe
Service West Delivery Express
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Roy’s Delivery Service

Hada Grullon
Roy’s Delivery Service
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Nurtured By Design

After seeing a flyer about a Houston SCORE-sponsored seminar on business start-ups, Yamile attended thinking it’d be a “one-shot” experience. Read more

Yamile Jackson
Nurtured By Design
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Helping Individuals Succeed Agency

Whenever Derschaun needs help with a business-related issue, she will reach out to her growing network of SCORE email mentors. Read more

Derschaun Sharpley
Helping Individuals Succeed Agency

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