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Education and Testing Solutions

Bell had basic business knowledge due to her nonprofit management experience, but she realized she needed additional support to ensure her new business venture would succeed. Read more

Dr. Nancy Bell
Owner, Education and Testing Solutions
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Sisters for Seniors

Since neither of the sisters had owned a formal business before, they know there was a lot they didn’t know about running a successful company. Read more

Stacey Kroll and Stephanie Steffens
Owners, Sisters for Seniors
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Cheesecake Nation

Walker recalls wearing his best clothes to his first SCORE meeting, and being nervous not knowing what to expect. But “This was the meeting that changed everything,” he says. Read more

Jason Walker
Cheesecake Nation, Cheesecake Nation
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Cadence Insoles

“Sometimes we had questions that we couldn’t get answers for, no matter how many Google searches we did,” Hinds recalls. Read more

John Hinds
Owner, Cadence Insoles
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Zero to Hero Nutrition

McKiernan explains that perception was a big obstacle when she was first starting her practice. Read more

Fiona McKiernan
Owner, Zero to Hero Nutrition
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Imagine Escape Games

The Linquists knew how to design and build escape rooms, but didn’t know how to create and sustain a small business. Read more

Mike & Hayley Linquist
Imagine Escape Games
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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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Boston Crawling

Boston Crawling provides Boston history tours that feature local craft beer along the way.  Our SCORE mentor has instilled a keen awareness of  the growth potential for the company Read more

Bobby Heaney
Owner, Boston Crawling
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The French Press

The partners turned to SCORE when they desired input from someone who had put in time in business. Read more

Kris Tollefson and Patricia French
Owners, The French Press
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716 Home Inspections

Paolini attended the Starting and Managing Your Own Business workshop, where he learned more about the mentorship opportunities SCORE offers. Read more

James Paolini
Owner, 716 Home Inspections
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RxPharmacist

Khazraee’s brother, who had encouraged her to start a business, pointed her toward SCORE early in her business planning. Read more

Maryam Khazraee
Owner, RxPharmacist

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