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Janie’s Emporium Boutique

Taggart-Powell attended SCORE’s Straight Talk Conference on two occasions. She also took advantage of some of SCORE’s other offerings including workshops and seminars. Read more

Alisha J. Taggart-Powell
Janie’s Emporium Boutique
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The Goddard School

Maria and Butch Aggen
The Goddard School
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Telling Tales Publications, LLC

Theodorou has a Masters in Psychology and is a certified Life Coach and NeuroCoach. Read more

Eleni Theodorou
Telling Tales Publications, LLC
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Neptune Dive Service

SCORE mentor Robert Tongen guided Mykytiuk through the process of launching, mapping out which steps to take and when. Read more

Brian Mykytiuk
Neptune Dive Service
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Neomega Nutritionals, LLC

Beres worked with her SCORE mentor, Alan Fenwick, to apply for grants. Read more

Judit Beres
Neomega Nutritionals, LLC
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LB Lightning Cyclery

Michael and Pamela worked with SCORE mentor Maureen Reister to refine and strengthen their business plan. Read more

Michael and Pamela Parks
LB Lightning Cyclery
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Homewatch CareGivers of Oakland

An MBA prepared Benjamin to run a business, but his SCORE mentor, Jim Carlson, helped him secure a loan. Read more

Benjamin Bloom
Homewatch CareGivers of Oakland
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Her Classy Cocktail Services, LLC

Wilson went to SCORE workshops and networking events, and met frequently with SCORE mentor Becky Bywater as her business grew. Read more

Vontrice Wilson
Her Classy Cocktail Services, 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. Read more

Mendel Bakaleynik
Event Horizon VR
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Empanadas On the Go

Mendive went to SCORE to understand how to put a business together. Read more

Jackie Mendive
Empanadas On the Go
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Black Rock Bouldering Gym

Because Dodge had never started a business before, he sought out SCORE and received mentoring from Kirk Hawkinson. Read more

Chris Dodge
Owner/Founder, Black Rock Bouldering Gym

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