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Clayborne Education

“I wouldn’t have the success I do today without my SCORE mentor. He helped me with EVERY business aspect and got me where I am today.” says Audrey. Read more

Audrey Menard
Clayborne Education (formerly Champion Tutoring)
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SCI Consulting

“I went to the SBA office in D.C. Read more

Lynnette Spano
SCI Consulting
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Mainstreet Art Centre

While Johnson felt confident that she could run Mainstreet Art Centre as its sole owner, she had no idea about how to proceed with the buyout, particularly since the partner wanted Read more

Frankie Johnson
Mainstreet Art Centre
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ButterflyCraze (formerly Heart to Heart Gifts)

“Suddenly I was feeling more empowered and had more faith in myself and my abilities,” she says.  “I not only got valuable knowledge and business skills from SCORE, but also emotio Read more

Yi Ping Lai
ButterflyCraze (formerly Heart to Heart Gifts)
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LaurieL Photography

Ludes' dream of starting a photography and graphic design business took a major step forward when she visited the Orange County SCORE Chapter and met SCORE Mentor Joe Di Stanislao, Read more

Laurie Ludes
LaurieL Photography
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Beverly Designs

Beverly Bartel heard about SCORE and enrolled in the Milwaukee Chapter's four-part seminar on business start-ups. Read more

Beverly Bartel
Beverly Designs
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Ashtae Products

Michael and Ramona continue to have regular meeting with Eric and other counselors at SCORE. Read more

Michael Woods and Ramona Woods
Ashtae Products
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Vera Bradley

The Vera Bradley team contacted Ft. Wayne SCORE and were matched with volunteer mentor George Cook. Read more

Barbara Bradley Baekgaard and Patricia Miller
Vera Bradley
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Illinois Business Journal

“These days, more newspapers fold than get started,” Kerry says. “Richard Rook and SCORE are the reason this publication continues to prosper. Read more

Kerry Smith
Illinois Business Journal
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The Translation Link

After learning that there was a terrific need for translation services in Florida's Manatee and Sarasota Counties, Alina began investigating business resources to help start her ow Read more

Alina Mugford
The Translation Link
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Johnson Consulting Services

“More than half of my practice is in health care, which often involves people having to make difficult decisions about friends, loved ones and themselves,” she says.  “Working with Read more

Jill J. Johnson
Johnson Consulting Services

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