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MISCellaneous Distillery

McNeill and MacWhirter attended online and local SCORE workshops and worked with their mentor Doug on creating an initial business plan. Read more

Dan McNeill and Meg MacWhirter
MISCellaneous Distillery
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Desserts Out The Jar And More

McKinney connected with a mentor in Desserts Out The Jar And More’s early days, seeking validation for her business idea. “I sought a SCORE mentor because I was unsure of how to st Read more

Yashica McKinney
Owner, Desserts Out The Jar And More
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Sugar Beeze, LLC

Maddox meets with Heitz every few months, exchanging emails with him in between sessions. Read more

Julie Maddox
Owner, Sugar Beeze, LLC
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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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College Hunks Hauling Junk & Moving of Northern Virginia

Westerman sought out SCORE’s guidance during his due-diligence period researching franchising opportunities, where volunteer mentors Richard Rose and Len Briskman offered their exp Read more

Brad Westerman
Franchisee, College Hunks Hauling Junk & Moving of Northern Virginia
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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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Function Brewing

When the Llewellyns started to work on their business plan, they realized they didn’t know how to complete the financial aspects of the plan. Read more

Steve and Arlyn Llewellyn
Owners , Function Brewing
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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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Solar Alternatives Design

“SCORE was my much-needed introduction into the business world,” Durston says. Read more

Tom Durston
Owner, Solar Alternatives Design
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Beacon Grace

Willard turned to SCORE for help writing a business plan and preparing to apply for a loan. Read more

Becky Willard
Founder, Beacon Grace

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