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Arturo's Mexican Restaurant Finds Financial Success With Help From SCORE Mentor

Arturo's Mexican Restaurant Finds Financial Success With Help From SCORE Mentor, Arturo Guillen

Location: New Bern, North Carolina
www.arturosdining.com
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My successes.

Our restaurant continues to grow in popularity, and a second location is under consideration! Since working with SCORE, I have learned a lot about delegation and staff organization. Now I can balance a successful and thriving restaurant and spending quality time with my family.

What do you do?

We are an authentic Mexican restaurant with excellent food, great entertainment, weekly specials, and live mariachi!

What inspired you to start your business?

After accomplishing my goal of earning a college degree, marrying my childhood sweetheart, Jaqueline, and becoming a restaurant manager I became the proud owner of Arturo’s Mexican Restaurant in 1999!

What influenced you to seek help from SCORE?

I was attempting to gain a better understanding of my financial records and improve my managerial skills. 

How SCORE helped.

Not only did Les Babcock help me with my financial statements, he also helped me with my taxes, legal obligations, marketing strategy, insurance and business planning. We also worked on my personnel needs and developed an employee handbook.

What's great about my mentor?

Les and other SCORE counselors really cared about me and my business. They provided lots of valuable feedback about my financials and operations.  I went in thinking they would just look at the financials, but they’ve been able to help me with everything I’ve needed.  Les is more than a mentor; now, he’s a friend.

What would you tell a fellow business owner about SCORE?

Although running a business can be very stressful, you may be reluctant to delegate tasks to others. SCORE helped me improve my staff organization, which allows me to have more time to spend with my family.

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(252) 222-6126

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