Chosen Resumes, LLC Finds Success With SCORE Mentor

In order to have more control over business practices and customer relations, Marni Vyn, formerly a resume writer for a national resume writing company, decided to start her own company. Marni, who has a strong educational background (Master of Business Administration and Master of Social Work), had little hands-on experience launching and running a business. The new entrepreneur turned to SCORE to help her new company Chosen Resumes, LLC succeed.

Owner/Founder
Marni Vyn
My Location
Grand Rapids MI
United States
Year Company Formed
2011
My Successes

Chosen Resumes, LLC has increased its sales over the last three years and is on track to meet its 2014 sales goal. The organization has provided professional services to clients ranging from chief operations officer's to IT technician's.

What's Great About My Mentor?

"In additional to the practical business assistance, Doug has helped me to overcome intangible obstacles. His support and guidance has provided me with the confidence I need to grow as a business owner. Doug is exceptionally good at asking tough questions. He has a supportive style that pushes me to stretch and go beyond what I think I can achieve."

How SCORE Helped

"I felt confident in the content of the resume writing work but nervous about the back-end management of the business," says Marni. Marni's mentor (Doug Singer) helped her with developing her business plan to include short-term and long-term goals along with an emphasis on: sales, marketing, and finance. Doug also encouraged the resume writer to perform a detailed competitor analysis and identify what made her business unique and the added value it provided to consumers. SCORE also provided the new business owner with relevant templates and online tools.

My Mentors