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KILI Medical Drain Carrier
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KILI Medical Drain Carrier

Dolphin’s SCORE mentor, Venki Venkataraman, helped her create a business plan and a sales forecasting template. Read more

Cinde Dolphin
KILI Medical Drain Carrier
Simply Smashing “A Rage Release Room”
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Simply Smashing Rage Release Room

Wilk met with SCORE mentors Richard Alt and Lance Thompson to gain insights on how to implement an overarching business plan. Read more

Stephen Wilk
Simply Smashing Rage Release Room
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Bob Lepper

SCORE mentor Don Wheeler advised Lepper during the growth phase of his business and was there for him during the sale as well. Read more

Bob Lepper
Owner, Bob Lepper
X-Cell Tool & Mold
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X-Cell Tool & Mold

Novel attributes much of this success to the mentorship he received from Mike Vereb and Tony Ciampa at SCORE. Read more

Ron Novel
X-Cell Tool & Mold
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Ruff Rubs Canine Massage Therapy and Acupressure, LLC

Bennett sees her SCORE mentor, Frances Fisher, as one of her business’ greatest assets. Read more

Betty Bennett
Ruff Rubs Canine Massage Therapy and Acupressure, LLC
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Clear View Optix

Donna Catterson found out about SCORE through an article in AARP magazine about small business owners who got their start after turning 50. Read more

Ron Catterson
Clear View Optix
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Lori's Original Lemonade

Volk says SCORE mentors Joe Hausenbauer and Robert Tongen have been instrumental in guiding her through the process of funding her first production runs. Read more

Lori Volk
Lori's Original Lemonade
Haircuts of St. Lucie West owner Maurice Darbyshire
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Haircuts of St. Lucie West

Darbyshire has known volunteer mentor Kostas “Gus” Gregory for a while and trusted his advice. Read more

Maurice Darbyshire
Franchisee , Haircuts of St. Lucie West
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Book Savior

Several times a year I meet with the SCORE Northeast New Jersey Chapter to discuss ways to give my service more exposure. Read more

Mark B. Sommer
Professor "Books", Book Savoir
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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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