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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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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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CapeAble Sensory Products

Weighted products have traditionally been made by hand, and sewn weighted products didn’t fit standard manufacturing techniques. Read more

Marna Pacheco and Susan Hickok
Owners, CapeAble Sensory Products
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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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Nantucket Spider

While they had a good product, neither Busch nor Jack had a business background. Read more

Jeffrey Busch and Nancy Jack
Owners, Nantucket Spider

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