Chosen Resumes, LLC

Marni Vyn
My Location
Grand Rapids MI
United States
Year Company Formed
How SCORE Helped

Just a few months after I launched my company, Chosen Resumes, LLC in the Fall of 2011, I was fortunate to connect with my SCORE mentor.  As a new business owner, I was – and continue to be – so appreciative of their time and expertise.


I came to entrepreneurship somewhat accidentally: after working as a Resume Writer for a national resume writing company, I decided to start my own business in order to have more control over the business practices and customer relations.  I have a strong educational background, with dual Master of Business Administration and master of Social Work degrees, but I’d never owned my own company before.


I felt confident in the content of the resume writing work but nervous about the back-end management of the business.  I knew that successful planning would be critical to my success, and I also knew that my limited time might keep me from taking those proactive steps.


Doug provided me with practical, technical guidance to help me hone my business plan that included short- and long-range goals and emphasized sales, marketing, and finance.  He provided me with relevant templates and online tools.  He encouraged me to perform a detailed competitor analysis and identify my unique value proposition for competitive advantage.


Doug is exceptionally good at asking tough questions. He has a supportive style that pushes me to stretch and go beyond what I think I can achieve.  He has also connected me with other networking opportunities in the community, both through SCORE as well as his own professional network.


In addition, to the practical business assistance, Doug has helped me to overcome intangible obstacles.  His support and guidance has provided me with the confidence I need to grow as a business owner.,


I have increased my sales exponentially over the last 3 years, and am on track to meet my goals for 2014.

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