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Colin was introduced to SCORE after drafting a business plan and visiting the Small Business Administration (SBA). He laughs when he looks back at the early days (before food... Read more

Colin Fukunaga
Owner, Fukuburger
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Skyview Concessions

Apryl met John Doyle long ago but found him again when he was teaching her financial class. A first-time entrepreneur, she immediately knew John would be the perfect SCORE mentor... Read more

Apryl Stewart
Owner, Skyview Concessions
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Dear Donor

“SCORE gave me the tools to start my business,” Amanda explains. Her mentor, Mark Lancaster, helped her establish a long-term vision, think through human resources questions,... Read more

Amanda Chavero
Owner, Dear Donor
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My College Tours

A SCORE connection encouraged Tommy to turn his hobby into something bigger. Susan Shapiro from SCORE learned of Tommy’s efforts through a class they were taking and immediately... Read more

Tommy, Olu and Adebayo Abney
Owners, My College Tours
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Launching a STEM Toy Company in A Pandemic

My SCORE mentors were critical to my success in launching a STEM Toy company during a pandemic. David Wild, Mary Couzin, Gene Murtha, Elizabeth Hauer, Bruce Ronner, and Bob... Read more

Kristel Bell
Founder & CEO, STEM Generation LLC
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Hairstylist Turned Full-Time CEO

My mentor, Rick, who had a previous business in manufacturing/trade, was the perfect SCORE mentor for my business. Personally not having a background in owning a business, Rick... Read more

Keera Belviy
CEO, Vital Wetsuits
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SCORE Success Story: Keisha Finnie Art

The myth of the starving artist is a dogged one to debunk. The reality is that artists who choose a path to follow their passion as a career are also often holding down full-time... Read more

Keisha Finnie
Keisha Finnie Art
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Town and Country Quilt Shop's success with SCORE

Jon has been instrumental in the growth of my business. I've always been a strong quilter but not always confident in building a real business out of it. With Jon's help, I've... Read more

Tara Thom
Owner, Town and Country Quilt Shop
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SCORE Success Story: Chef Oliver Saye

Chef Oliver Saye grew up cooking and turned that into his career. In 2019 he found a direction for his culinary services after being chosen as a member of that year's Baldwin... Read more

Oliver Saye
Homage: Cuisines of the West African Diaspora