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AEBETANCOURT

Betancourt’s SCORE mentor, Jim Coates, spent time going over the business model and provided emotional support. “I wanted someone who had my best interest in mind who could sit... Read more

Arthur Betancourt
AEBETANCOURT
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Rethink Imaging

SCORE mentor James Coates helped Chang and Sianta develop their business plan and is helping them identify ways to get in the door with hospital purchasing departments. Sianta,... Read more

Tracy Sianta
Rethink Imaging
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Top of the List

Mapes met with volunteer mentor Daniel Butler to discuss all aspects of selling a business. Butler recommended an assessment to determine Top of the List’s value, so Mapes... Read more

Beverly Mapes
Owner, Top of the List
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Blue Sky Thinking

Fearing she had exhausted her initial networking contacts, she took a friend’s recommendation and turned to SCORE. She attended the “Overview to Planning and Starting Your... Read more

Kathy Glynn
Owner, Blue Sky Thinking
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Geothermal Loop Pros

DeJong and his partner attended small business workshops and then worked with SCORE mentor Dan Butler, who helped them put together the documents they needed to apply for a loan.... Read more

Marcus DeJong
Co-Owner, Geothermal Loop Pros
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Monica's Gourmet Cookies

Mitidieri sought a SCORE mentor to help her tackle self-doubt and get to the next level in growing her business. She worked with several SCORE mentors, including Bob Cooper, Dale... Read more

Monica Mitidieri
Owner, Monica's Gourmet Cookies
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Noble Restaurant

Noble Restaurant owner Andrew Lamppa met with his SCORE mentor every few weeks. Lamppa saw his mentor as a sounding board and a way to expand the scope of his experience and... Read more

Andrew Lamppa
Owner, Noble Restaurant
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Kingdom Builders LLC & Kingmakers CDC

SCORE mentor Ken Baker worked with the Daniels on how to structure their construction business. Nicole met with Fred Kistler twice weekly for training on QuickBooks. “I am so... Read more

Rodrick and Nicole Daniels
Owners, Kingdom Builders LLC & Kingmakers CDC
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Achieve Tutoring Center

“Starting your own business is very complex and the support that SCORE provides helps new business owners to navigate through all the challenges and decisions,” says Gortsema.... Read more

Amy Gortsema
Owner, Achieve Tutoring Center
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Kind Crumbs

Bill Leete worked extensively with me on the Kind Crumbs business plan, especially in relation to finances, budgeting, planning and prljecting, building accounts, managing... Read more

Rebecca Duiven
Kind Crumbs
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Monica's Gourmet Cookies

My success with SCORE began 18 years ago when I was tested from them with the question, “if you go into business with your product who are your customers?” I’ve heard that before... Read more

Monica Mitidieri
Monica's Gourmet Cookies
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Saint Mark’s Church

Our SCORE mentors (Joe Mierendorf ) have been timely and very professional. They’ve met with us several times, given us excellent feedback and information, and they’ve... Read more

Saint Mark’s Church

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