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Vera's Art

With no background in business or sales, Smith knew she would need some guidance. Read more

Vera Smith
Vera's Art
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Qualtel Communications, Inc.

Mr. Martinez attended a SCORE sponsored pre-business workshop and then sat down with a mentor to discuss his business plan and the legal structure of his business. Read more

Benny Martinez
Qualtel Communications, Inc.
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FishHook

Ms. Guckian credits SCORE mentor Liz Lesnick with being willing to spend many hours with her to help her understand the financial forecasts necessary to complete her business plan. Read more

B. Lou Guckian
Fish Hook
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Alaska Perfect Peony

Shoultz works with SCORE mentor Bryan Zak, who she has consulted with about potentially exporting her peonies. Read more

Rita Jo Shoultz
Owner, Alaska Perfect Peony
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Friends Interpreting Services

Friends worked with SCORE mentor Nathan Idio, who she met with through video conference calls using a remote ASL interpreter. Read more

Alice Anne Friends
Owner, Friends Interpreting Services, LLC
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GREAT WINE

Lin’s director of brand marketing, Michella Chiu, first sought out mentoring from SCORE and eventually, Lin joined her. Read more

Danni Lin
Founder and CEO , GREAT WINE
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WeCo Accessibility Services

Wehrman has made use of SCORE’s workshops on issues ranging from email marketing to business planning to human resources management. Read more

Lynn Wehrman
Owner, WeCo Accessibility Services
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Be Still Float Studio

Schimpff first encountered SCORE when she went to the Jacksonville Chamber of Commerce to research statistics. Read more

Gina Schimpff
Owner, Be Still Float Studio
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Blue Door Beads

Before launching Blue Door Beads, Mancini reached out to SCORE for help with her business plan. Read more

Sara Mancini
Owner, Blue Door Beads
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Buckner Management & Technology, Inc.

Tonya worked with SCORE mentor Fred Elam, who helped her and Michael with their rebranding efforts. Read more

Tonya Buckner
CEO/President, Buckner Management & Technology, Inc.
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Stride, Inc.

Back in the 80s, when Barbara was starting out on her own, SCORE helped with machinery and mechanical problems. Read more

Kerry Bertram
Owner, Stride, Inc.

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