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Mermaid Butter

SCORE mentor Pamela Kaur has helped Schol with every aspect of setting up her business, from choosing the right corporate structure to filing the necessary paperwork with the IRS a Read more

Dawn Schol
President, Mermaid Butter
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Unzicker

Unzicker came to SCORE weary of traveling for the juried shows on which she relied for much of her income, and concerned about the decline of that particular market (and thus her i Read more

Elaine Unzicker
Unzicker
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The Makers Market and Workshops

Having no previous business experience, we did not know where to start. We started with researching, and were directed toward SCORE for mentorship. Read more

Jennifer Bade and Jennifer Gunter
Co-Owners, The Makers Market and Workshops
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Necessity is the Mother of Invention for These Entrepreneurs

Randy Choi and Billy Thompson
Co-Founders, Thompson Tee
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Grillo Essentials

Grillo knew she would want guidance to navigate the process of expanding her business and its production capabilities. Read more

Gina Grillo
Owner, Grillo Essentials
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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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A Rustic Feeling

Geitz endured a challenging first year as a small business owner. Read more

Mary Geitz
Owner , A Rustic Feeling
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Engineered by Schildmeier

While Schildmeier was an expert engineer, he didn’t have business experience. His daughter suggested he look into SCORE. Read more

Eugene Schildmeier
Owner, Engineered by Schildmeier
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Touright Bicycle Shop

“We knew experience is the best teacher, so we couldn’t go wrong in reaching out to a SCORE mentor who had successfully run a small business,” David recalls. The couple has worked Read more

David and Susan Sperstad
Owners, Touright Bicycle Shop
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Shea Bodyworks

Pearsall attended SCORE online workshops on social media, Facebook ads, trademark issues, and SEO for small businesses. Read more

Saidah Pearsall
Owner, Shea BODYWORKS
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Ryders Public Safety

“We had never heard of the program,” Abney admits when he recalls hearing about SCORE from a family friend. Read more

Brad Abney and Rick Ryder
Owners, Ryders Public Safety

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