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Moms Making Money

“SCORE is such a great resource, and I wanted to ensure that mom’s who were thinking of starting their own business knew about and utilized their services,” Vivian recalls, offerin Read more

Vivian Frankel
Moms Making Money
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My Tutor and Me

While doing start-up business research, Fred found information about SCORE, and the couple began face-to-face mentoring at their local chapter office in Norwalk, with mentor Ray Wo Read more

Shannon and Fred Converse
My Tutor and Me
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Sylvan Learning Center Franchise

The Johnson’s still call on SCORE occasionally when a question arises about management or finances. Howard is also pleased that his search for a new business advisor reconnected hi Read more

Howard and Jo Jean Johnson
Sylvan Learning Center Franchise
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ATC International

Despite having a tailor-made educational and professional background for this kind of business, Frey knew that even the most successful entrepreneur occasionally needs advice. Read more

Amy Frey
ATC International
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American Sun Control

I’m proud of what we’ve built and of what the SCORE team has done to help us.” says Karen Zaborac. Read more

Karen Zaborac
American Sun Control
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Nacho Mama’s

“I have customers and other people interested in owning their own business ask me how to get started,” Raul says. “I always tell them to contact SCORE, and go to a SCORE seminar. Read more

Raul Cantu
Nacho Mama’s
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Aquagrill

Mentor Tom Apperson helped the Marshalls weave the text and numbers of their ideas together to develop a comprehensive business plan. Then, he helped the Marshalls approach lenders Read more

Jennifer and Jeremy Marshall
Aquagrill
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DMG

“A lot of credit goes to Betty and SCORE,” Angela says. Read more

Angela Todd
DMG
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Virginia Horse Journal

Specific industry expertise made SCORE a valuable resource to the Jacobsons. Read more

Dean and Darlene Jacobson
Virginia Horse Journal
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Native Ground Books and Music

Although Native Ground Music was making good progress as a part-time enterprise, Erbsen knew that in order to take that proverbial "next step," he would need help expanding his dis Read more

Wayne Erbsen
Native Ground Books and Music
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Junior Baseball

Just as baseball players frequently call on their old coaches for advice, Dave and Dayna often contact their SCORE mentors via phone and email for business tips that will help keep Read more

Dave and Dayna Destler
Junior Baseball

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