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Fit to Recover

Acker worked with volunteer mentor Doug McNeil to realize his dream. Read more

Ian Acker
founder and executive director, Fit to Recover
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Copiosity

“The first expertise we sought was a SCORE mentor,” Harrison says. Read more

Dianne Harrison and Cynthia Clarke
principals, Copiosity
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Zeponic Farms

“Without Len’s mentorship, Zeponic Farms would still be in the planning phase,” Zepf says, crediting volunteer Len Johnson for helping Zepf overcome the steep learning curve of sta Read more

Zach Zepf
founding partner, Zeponic Farms
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Home Helpers Home Care South Tulsa

Scott worked with several SCORE mentors to launch her franchise business. Read more

Michele Scott
Owner and administrator, Home Helpers Home Care South Tulsa
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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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Barkly Pets

The Barkly team worked with Hal Shelton, who met with the co-founders monthly to discuss raising capital and scaling the business. Read more

Christopher Gonzalez, Dave Comisky and Jim Camut
Co-founders, Barkly
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Eric & Christopher

Kline was 19 when he started his first printing business, which was also when he first encountered SCORE. Read more

Eric Fausnacht and Christopher Kline
Co-founders, Eric & Christopher
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Pink Stiletto Cosmetics

“I wanted an objective perspective on my business, marketing concepts and business plan,” Carmen says. Read more

Crystal Carmen
Owner , Pink Stiletto Cosmetics
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KC Rock Band & Guitar Music School

“Knowing I had no business training, I needed someone with real experience to run ideas by and get their wisdom and input,” Crandall says. She attended a Start Up Basics class host Read more

Laura Lee Crandall
Co-Owner, KC Rock Band & Guitar Music School
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Kennedy Psychotherapy, PLLC

Kennedy initially worked with Celia Bell to develop a mission statement and marketing plan to make his business stand out and attract more clients. Read more

Brian Kennedy, M.S., LPC-S
Owner , Kennedy Psychotherapy, PLLC
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The Hot Room Indianapolis

First, SCORE mentor helped Kalgaonkar review her business plan — and challenged her with concerns and potential barriers. Kalgaonkar attended a business plan workshop and connected Read more

Hye Jin Kalgaonkar
Owner , The Hot Room Indianapolis

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