The Barrets spent months developing a prototytpe for their game, but without any business background, they needed help bringing their idea to market. A friend recommended SCORE, where the Barrets were matched with mentor Bob Godlasky.
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In 1994, Michael and Ramona Woods launched Ashtae Products, which sells multicultural hair products to professional salons and beauty schools. Initially selling products from a barn on their property, they enjoyed rapid growth thanks to their previous experience in the salon industry.
Click here to read the couple questions they answered about their customer turnover rate, their gross profit margin and how long they were storing products that helped them turn the business around.
When Cyndi Prince and her husband decided to cloth diaper their son, Prince realized she would have to give up dryer sheets due to the harmful chemicals they contained. Manufactoring enough product volume would be a concern so, with help of SCORE mentor Cintia Miranda Cyndi was able find a piece manufacturer to handle the additional volume required
Click here to read how LooHoo Wool Dryer Balls sales have doubled every year; in 2014, she hopes to triple sales to $350,000.
Wonder Works owner Christine Osborne and co-founder Dan Morrisey (who passed away in 2007) had no retail experience. So, before opening Wonder Works in 1990, they sought the help of SCORE mentor Bud Garforth.
In 2009, Aurico Reports had grown to a thriving regional background screening company. SCORE mentors helped the owners develop a business plan and set 30-day, 90-day, one-year and five-year goals. "By putting those planning pieces in place, we’re able to hold ourselves accountable to make sure that we have measured progress toward those goals."
Click here to read how goal setting helped position Aurico Reports for exponential growth and national recognition.