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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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Heidelberg Bread Company

Bissell met with SCORE volunteer mentors Phil Owens and Sam Russo, who provided help writing a business plan. Read more

Boyd Bissell
Owner , Heidelberg Bread Company
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MT Needles Embroidery

The Bensons decided to follow the correct steps in starting a business and utilized the mentoring services of the El Paso SCORE Chapter.  Michael was able to meet with a SCORE ment Read more

Tracey and Michael Benson
Owners, MT Needles Embroidery
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Shea Bodyworks

Pearsall attended SCORE online workshops on social media, Facebook ads, trademark issues, and SEO for small businesses. Read more

Saidah Pearsall
Owner, Shea BODYWORKS
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One Community Auto

Peterson started with the Startup Basics Workshop to get a broad understanding of what was needed to run a small business. Read more

Gary Peterson
Owner, One Community Auto

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