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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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The Ballroom Institute

The Kroezens met with SCORE mentor Jeff Dykes. Read more

Amy & Mathew Kroezen
The Ballroom Institute
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Great Scott Business Ventures

SCORE mentor Frances Fisher helped Scott determine how to valuate his business before he purchased it. Read more

John Scott III
Great Scott Business Ventures
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Seal the Seasons

“I had never taken a business class before or done any sort of formal business training,” Mateer says. Read more

Patrick Mateer
Owner, Seal the Seasons
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Wolf Hollow Brewing Company

The SCORE team continues to meet regularly with us and provides an experienced sounding board for our ideas and strategy moves as a start-up and now, young company. Read more

Peter Bednarek
Co-Owner, General Manager, Wolf Hollow Brewing Company
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The One Gallon Soap Company

Corriveau admits that product development has always been his company’s toughest challenge. “It’s a new product that requires an intensely monitored formula and process,” he says. Read more

Tristan Corriveau
Owner, The One Gallon Soap Company
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The Champ Media Agency

“I sought mentoring from SCORE because I knew that in order to take my business to the next level — things like hiring a team, attracting and servicing more client accounts, doing Read more

Courtney Herring
Owner, The Champ Media Agency
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SERA Solutions

Mentor Jack Phelps advised Spencer on the best methods of delivering marketing materials. Read more

Seth L. Spencer
Owner, SERA Solutions
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Carmel Honey Company

Reisdorf met SCORE mentor Larry Horan, who helped blend his newfound knowledge with a solid business approach. Read more

Jake Reisdorf
President, Carmel Honey Company
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GaBBY Bows

Goodwin teamed up with John LaFond and Maxey Love — both well-versed in financing and manufacturing — of the Midlands SCORE chapter in Columbia, South Carolina. Read more

Rozalynn Goodwin
Owner, GaBBY Bows