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L.O.C.A.L. S.T.E.W. U.

The Connells sought SCORE mentoring as they moved their school from rural Virginia to Richmond. SCORE mentor Glen Sink helped familiarize them with the business landscape of their... Read more

Resi Connell
L.O.C.A.L. S.T.E.W. U.
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Go Pillow

Neither Walker-Craft nor her mother, who became her business partner had experience setting up a business. SCORE mentor Spike Bywater helped them incorporate; purchase and set up... Read more

Tangela Walker-Craft
Simply Necessary, Incorporated
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Dune Jewelry

Christensen calls her SCORE mentor, Rick Blank, “one of the smartest people I have met in my lifetime” and says that Blank has been instrumental to her business growth and healthy... Read more

Holly Christensen
Dune Jewelry
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Commercial Energy Systems

SCORE mentor Pat Loftus helped Jim Wolff, the owner, refocus his business model and grow the company’s internal resources, doubling his equipment acquisitions and employee base.... Read more

Jim Wolff
Commercial Energy Systems, LLC
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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. She... Read more

Dr. Nancy Bell
Owner, Education and Testing Solutions
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Sisters for Seniors

Since neither of the sisters had owned a formal business before, they know there was a lot they didn’t know about running a successful company. They attended several workshops... Read more

Stacey Kroll and Stephanie Steffens
Owners, Sisters for Seniors
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Roman Music Therapy Services

Pizzi values SCORE’s Boston office as she grows her skills as a manager, business owner and leader. “Howard always refers us to the expert mentor,” for each situation, Pizzi says... Read more

Meredith Pizzi
Owner, Roman Music Therapy Services
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Cheesecake Nation

Walker recalls wearing his best clothes to his first SCORE meeting, and being nervous not knowing what to expect. But “This was the meeting that changed everything,” he says.... Read more

Jason Walker
Cheesecake Nation, Cheesecake Nation
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Joshua’s Stage

Levy attended a variety of SCORE workshops on marketing, branding, accounting, and human resources management. The workshops, he says, “taught and inspired me to apply knowledge... Read more

Joshua Levy
Joshua’s Stage
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Emojis Grilled Cheese Bar

Green sought SCORE mentoring as she began to consider hiring employees to help with her unexpected and explosive business growth. She gained insight as well as business contacts... Read more

Hope Green
Emojis Grilled Cheese Bar
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Cadence Insoles

“Sometimes we had questions that we couldn’t get answers for, no matter how many Google searches we did,” Hinds recalls. “We needed advice from real people with real experiences... Read more

John Hinds
Owner, Cadence Insoles
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Mélange Bridal

Hernandez initially sought advice about buying the business and her mentor, Cellia Bell, both encouraged her and pointed out potential trouble spots. Bell also helped Hernandez... Read more

Ivana Hernandez
Owner, Mélange Bridal

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