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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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Texas High Energy Materials

Perez attended workshops on business planning, QuickBooks accounting, and conducting business with the federal government. Read more

Al Perez
Owner, Texas High Energy Materials
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Video One Productions

Myers approached SCORE for marketing advice. Read more

Irwin Myers
Owner, Video One Productions
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Aunt Laurie's

“Managing costs is a huge challenge,” Brown says. “The cost of marketing, advertising, web support and social media, and [maintaining] inventory is hard. Read more

Laurie Brown
Owner, Aunt Laurie's
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Toybrary Austin

Wilson connected with Celia Bell, who guided her through the steps of opening her business. Read more

Liza Wilson
Owner, Toybrary Austin
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UR Fit Wellness Center

Ramirez learned about SCORE through one of his MBA classes, and met with mentor Bob Paino. “I really was seeking general advice,” Ramirez says. Read more

Xavier Ramirez
Owner, UR Fit Wellness Center
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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

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