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Westgate Garden Design

Westgate attended a local SCORE workshop and met with a local mentor, but she found an even stronger connection with P. Read more

Charlene Westgate
Owner, Westgate Garden Design
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Thompson Real Estate Group

“I had one mentor five years ago when the idea was just a glimmer in my eye,” Viola recalls. Read more

Tracy Viola
Owner, Thompson Real Estate Group
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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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Balance It Out Bookkeeping

Laroche first connected with SCORE through a networking event that, a few weeks later, helped her land her first client. Read more

Annette Laroche
Owner, Balance It Out Bookkeeping
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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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Go Pillow

Neither Walker-Craft nor her mother, who became her business partner had experience setting up a business. Read more

Tangela Walker-Craft
Simply Necessary, Incorporated
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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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