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LaurieL Photography

Ludes' dream of starting a photography and graphic design business took a major step forward when she visited the Orange County SCORE Chapter and met SCORE Mentor Joe Di Stanislao, Read more

Laurie Ludes
LaurieL Photography
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Beverly Designs

Beverly Bartel heard about SCORE and enrolled in the Milwaukee Chapter's four-part seminar on business start-ups. Read more

Beverly Bartel
Beverly Designs
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East Cooper Community Outreach

James A. Carter
East Cooper Community Outreach
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Ashtae Products

Michael and Ramona continue to have regular meeting with Eric and other counselors at SCORE. Read more

Michael Woods and Ramona Woods
Ashtae Products
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Vermont Teddy Bear Company

Among the many lessons Sortino shares with his clients is the value of SCORE mentoring. Read more

John Sortino
Vermont Teddy Bear Company
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Jelly Belly Candy Co. Becomes More Efficient With Help From SCORE

"I have many fond memories of Mr. McDaniel, and we were so fortunate to have his help and support," Herm says. Read more

Herm Rowland
Jelly Belly Candy Co.
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Vera Bradley

The Vera Bradley team contacted Ft. Wayne SCORE and were matched with volunteer mentor George Cook. Read more

Barbara Bradley Baekgaard and Patricia Miller
Vera Bradley
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CuraDebt

Over the years, Eric has consulted with other SCORE counselors in person and via email to on issues such as CuraDebt’s marketing plan and financial analysis, corporate identity and Read more

Eric Pender
CuraDebt
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Illinois Business Journal

“These days, more newspapers fold than get started,” Kerry says. “Richard Rook and SCORE are the reason this publication continues to prosper. Read more

Kerry Smith
Illinois Business Journal
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The Translation Link

After learning that there was a terrific need for translation services in Florida's Manatee and Sarasota Counties, Alina began investigating business resources to help start her ow Read more

Alina Mugford
The Translation Link
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4Staff

Steve adds that they’ve also recommended SCORE to other aspiring entrepreneurs, including a client.  “They helped her get through the ‘overwhelmed’ stage, and now she’s on her way Read more

Steve Strauss and Mark Roush
4Staff

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