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Toybrary Austin
In her first 2.5 years in operation, Wilson grew her business and now offers a full events calendar alongside toy lending and delivery memberships.
Past Tips from SCORE
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Success Story
UR Fit Wellness Center
After a successful launch and a grand opening celebration, Ramirez is looking toward the next phase of his business: growth. “The biggest challenge has been having the patience [for] building a business,” Ramirez admits. “I already have it envisioned … of our facility being fully staffed and full of clients. The patience I have learned is that not everyone comes in droves.” But Ramirez has seen UR Fit quickly gain momentum, which has calmed his nerves. “I relate it to a flower,” he says. “We have planted the seed of our business and have started to sprout. We just need to give it more water
Success Story
GaBBY Bows
In March 2016, GaBBY Bows was named a 2016 American Small Business Champion by SCORE and Sam’s Club, receiving a $1,000 Sam’s Club gift card to help with business expenses, along with one year of focused SCORE mentoring. As a Champion, GaBBY Bows attended a SCORE Spring Training daylong event packed with speakers, workshops, and roundtable discussions. Goodwin reports that GaBBY Bows has doubled unit sales each year. As for Gabrielle, the nine-year-old has plans to manufacture two new GaBBY Bows designs, write a book, and teach girls in children’s shelters about entrepreneurship through fun
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Class Matters
Christiansen encouraged Lamkin to apply for grants, but Lamkin admits he “Didn’t believe that someone would support what I did due to the audience I targeted, so I self-funded everything.” When Lamkin began to pursue a Ph.D. in engineering in 2014, however, he realized he would need help funding his programs. Lamkin raised more than $87,000 in 2015 alone. ”At this rate, I may be able to become an employee and make this my career,” Lamkin says.
Critical Selling Skills for Small Business
A collection of resources on innovative strategies that pay off in increased sales and satisfied customers

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