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Vera's Art

With no background in business or sales, Smith knew she would need some guidance. The artist says, "It can be very lonely and scary having a small business by yourself." When... 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. He later... 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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Covid-19 made me do it: How I pivoted my business during the pandemic.

I’ve been lucky to have my SCORE mentor for over a year now. She has served as a steady guide by keeping me on track with my business goals.  Read more

Christine Elder
Sole Proprietor, Christine Elder Illustration & Design
Sway-Oh icon with product name
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What To Do With An Idea? Make It A Reality With Help From SCORE!

I am fortunate to have several amazing SCORE mentors. I found Dana Connon on the SCORE website, sent her an email, and then set up an in-person meeting. Dana offered resources,... Read more

Shirley Washington
Inventor/Founder, Sway-Oh, LLC
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Building Business and Legacy

SCORE has helped me by defining the role to take in my business and how to work on my business instead of the day-to-day functions. They even recruited me to be a SCORE volunteer. Read more

Dr. Lisa R. McGuthry
CEO/Boutique Boss, Our Favorite Things Boutique & Event Center
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From new business to Oregon Bride Magazine's Best Wedding Planner and All Around Vendor

Almost every year, we've been able to achieve our financial goals, our number of wedding goals, and our growth goals. Even though this past year has been incredibly rough on the... Read more

Briana Denman
Owner, Planner , The Indigo Bride
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Admin_on-Call, LLC SCORE Success Story

SCORE has played an intricate part in the development of Admin-On-Call, LLC business journey. My first encounter with SCORE was in 1999-2000 while living in Richmond, VA. I... Read more

Eileen L. Collins
Founder/CEO, Admin-On-Call, LLC
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Creating Cozy Sanctuaries Anywhere

Reach objectives, plan for the future, launch the business. Read more

Julia Petrus
Owner, Cozy with Posey
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From Mediocre to Booming

Through Ben, I have learned to do data analysis much more efficiently. I know where my finances are at any given moment and have learned how to do very accurate projections of the... Read more

Maria Conneway
Owner/groomer, TenderCare Pet Salon and Day Spa
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From Corporate to Startup

I needed some mentorship in marketing and sales. I did not really know where to start. Gary helped me tremendously by breaking down the process into smaller steps. He helped me... Read more

Anne-Sophie Le Bloas
CEO, Ravacan Inc.
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BagUps, Making a Difference One Bag at a Time

Too many to mention, helped in all aspects of business, always moving forward. Read more

Jack Licata
Owner / President, Fast Bags Corp.

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