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One Effin' Ink

Bates first met SCORE volunteer mentor Rick Scofield in 2009, when he was working on a clothing product he had developed. Read more

Rob Bates
Owner, One Effin' Ink
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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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Upper Lake Home Goods

“My business is up 40% this year versus when Richard and I met last year for the first time,” Levy reports. Read more

Karen Levy
Owner, Upper Lake Home Goods
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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 Beeswax Co.

SCORE mentor Bob Paino assisted Flores in finding, obtaining, and negotiating the new accounts that helped her to exceed this year’s sales goals. Read more

Christine Flores
The Beeswax Co.
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Norm's Farms

As Norm’s Farms grew quickly, the Lenhardts knew they would need to bring on more and more help to meet demand. Read more

Ann and Rodger Lenhardt
Owners, Norm's Farms
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SLOFLY

SCORE mentor Scott Hillis helped Barden from the time he first conceived of the store until the grand opening over a year later (when they finally met face-to-face). Read more

Doug Barden
SLOFLY
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Dune Jewelry

Christensen calls her SCORE mentor, Rick Blank, “one of the smartest people I have met in my lifetime” and says that Blank has been instrumental to her business growth and healthy Read more

Holly Christensen
Dune Jewelry
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Madalynne Intimates

Flanigan’s SCORE mentor, Marcy Love Abloeser, helps her brainstorm, gives her an outside perspective, and asks the tough questions that help bring Flanigan’s ideas to fruition. Read more

Maddie Flanigan
Madalynne Intimates
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Sour Sentiments

Ogden had very little business experience when she first started, so she needed a mentor who could provide objective and practical guidance. Read more

Toni Ogden
Owner , Sour Sentiments
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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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