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Lorinda Gonzalez, Owner of Grants Ink
Grants Ink

Grants Ink, Lorinda Gonzalez

Title / Role: Director
Location: Miami, Florida
Formed in: 2015
What inspired you to start your business?

Lorinda turned her writing and research skills, along with her desire to make a difference, into a career path by founding Grants Ink in 2015.

What influenced you to seek help from SCORE?

"I signed up for a SCORE mentor because they were much more supportive of my entrepreneurial journey than my professors. When I went to them, I knew I wanted to have my own business. I wanted to have my own work life. But when I would go to school, my professors were totally against it, so I realized I needed someone else to give me another opinion. SCORE helped me realize it was a viable option and I totally could do it."

How SCORE helped.

Ricardo Casas, one of Lorinda's mentors, coaches her at least twice per month. Typically, they'll work on a specific project, like overhauling her accounting.

What's great about my mentor?

"Ricardo gives me amazing feedback. He taught me the importance of taking emotionality out of business. He's a numbers guy. I'm more of a creative. I look at things from an emotional perspective. He asks, 'What do the numbers tell us?' This has helped me streamline my business so incredibly much. I've experienced more growth with him than I ever had before. It's so so useful."

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Lorinda Gonzalez in a working meeting with staff
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Ricardo Casas

I can help you start and get your business to be profitable. I am experienced in marketing, business...

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