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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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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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Status Men’s Accessories

SCORE mentor Peter Ryerson pointed Mauro in the right direction with an aggressive networking campaign. The goal, Ryerson told Mauro, was to meet 3,000 people. Read more

Jim Mauro
Status Men’s Accessories
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Scenties

Dahn worked with SCORE mentor Gene Murtha, who helped her develop and refine her product. Murtha also helped Dahn make important business connections. Read more

Kara Dahn
Scenties
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Soul Carrier

SCORE mentor Carole Perfetti helped Boonlorn rewrite her business plan with expert input and guidance. Read more

Jennifer Boonlorn
Soul Carrier
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Best Comics

Maletta’s mentor, Lenny Buchholtz, suggested that he use social media as a low-cost way to promote his business. Read more

Tommy Maletta
Best Comics
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Lori's Original Lemonade

Volk says SCORE mentors Joe Hausenbauer and Robert Tongen have been instrumental in guiding her through the process of funding her first production runs. Read more

Lori Volk
Lori's Original Lemonade
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Mutt’s Sauce

Scales met with SCORE mentor John Soutar weekly prior to her product launch.“Everything that SCORE offered was exactly what I needed to get the business started,” Scales recalls.  Read more

Charlynda Scales
Mutt’s Sauce LLC
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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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AR’s Hot Southern Honey

Russell first came to SCORE when he competed in SCOREcard, a business model canvas competition in Richmond, Virginia. Read more

Ames J. Russell
LMP Food Group LLC

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