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Success Story
Casauri Inc. Finds Success With SCORE
Emily got an "A" in the class and an idea for starting a real business with her sister. She was unsure about pursuing it, however, because the real world of business is much different than a class assignment. "But when you wake up in the morning and in the middle of the night, and all you can think about is this business idea, that may be a clue that you should pursue it," Emily says.Casauri has come a long way from Emily McHugh's class project, and there are still many steps ahead on this entrepreneurial journey. Whenever Emily needs help with a decision, she goes right to her team of small
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Sonora Children's Theatre
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Kathy's Miracle Cleaners
Success Story
Big Bear Inc.
Edwards fully understood the value of listening to SCORE’s advice after Big Bear's first year. Sales were increasing dramatically, yet the small company was running out of cash. "I didn't think it was possible to do that," he says. "Fortunately, we were able to make adjustments and get back on track rather quickly. But you can bet that when my accountant or advisors tell me something now, I pay attention." Sales grew from $60,000 in Big Bear's first year to about $1 million in 1998.
Success Story
The Curtain Exchange
The Curtain Exchange, a retail shop selling curtains and draperies, was founded by Melinda Faranetta and others and opened in May of 2001. Melinda had extensive experience in the field which was a major strength when she decided to open her own business.From September 2000 to June 2001 Melinda met frequently with her team of SCORE counselors: Joe Marcus, Don Weckwerth, Norm Brown, and Phil Marks. They worked together in assisting Melinda in writing the business plan, developing financial performance measures, assessing financing alternatives, and drafting incorporation documents for the
Success Story
Wing Zone Franchise
SCORE Client Purchases FranchiseDecember 19th, 2002- SCORE Plano client, Peter M. Cabaniss has obtained SBA financing to pursue his dream of owning and operating a National Fast Food Franchise. SCORE Counselor Lyman Bowe assisted Peter with his pursuit of a WingZone Inc. Franchise. Peter has obtained the franchise/territory rights for Richardson and Plano, Texas. WingZone has nine restaurants opening in the metroplex with an additional six to open in 2003. When asked about the help he received from SCORE, Peter remarked; "Lyman Bowe and his vast experience with franchising has been a blessing
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Haggar Collars Receives Free Help From SCORE
Hagar Collars, the idea of Els Bowen, was created because of Bowen's experiences with their pet bird, Hagar. Hagar started plucking his neck, so the Bowens took him to their veterinarian to see what could be done to remedy the problem. The veterinarian placed a "Victorian collar" on Hagar's neck. The collar lasted approximately 15 seconds before Hagar ripped it to shreds. The vet then suggested the plucking could be remedied by utilizing PVC to create a neck brace. Looking for a better solution, the Bowens found, after numerous alterations and adjustments, a softer and lighter foam material
Counseling Session Questions - Prepare in Advance Share

Before your first session with a SCORE counselor, please go to for a set of questions to prepare.  Having addressed some of these topics in advance will help maximize your time with your counselor.

3-Year Profit and Loss Projection
This template can be used to calculate the projected profit of 3 years. 

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