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Grillo Essentials

Grillo knew she would want guidance to navigate the process of expanding her business and its production capabilities. She first learned about SCORE through a continuing education... Read more

Gina Grillo
Owner, Grillo Essentials
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The One Gallon Soap Company

Corriveau admits that product development has always been his company’s toughest challenge. “It’s a new product that requires an intensely monitored formula and process,” he says... Read more

Tristan Corriveau
Owner, The One Gallon Soap Company
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CapeAble Sensory Products

Weighted products have traditionally been made by hand, and sewn weighted products didn’t fit standard manufacturing techniques. CapeAble was forced to modify its product designs... Read more

Marna Pacheco and Susan Hickok
Owners, CapeAble Sensory Products
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The Butterfly Lady & Company

SCORE helped Connie with many challenges over the years, including competing with more profitable businesses with larger client bases and changing federal Fish and Wildlife laws... Read more

Connie Hurt
Founder, The Butterfly Lady & Company
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College Hunks Hauling Junk & Moving of Northern Virginia

Westerman sought out SCORE’s guidance during his due-diligence period researching franchising opportunities, where volunteer mentors Richard Rose and Len Briskman offered their... Read more

Brad Westerman
Franchisee, College Hunks Hauling Junk & Moving of Northern Virginia
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All American Marine

Matt has always stressed that he did a business plan for every business he got into, before he would even consider the business. SCORE's business plan gallery offers a variety of... Read more

Matt and Nina Mullett
Owners, All American Marine
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E-Business Experts

During his sessions with volunteer mentor Judith Edwards, who recommended a company called SiteSell, which offered training for building a successful website for an online... Read more

Douglas Lee
Owner, E-Business Experts
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A Rustic Feeling

Geitz endured a challenging first year as a small business owner. While her designs were selling quickly, she struggled to tend to aspects of the business like financials, social... Read more

Mary Geitz
Owner , A Rustic Feeling
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Touright Bicycle Shop

“We knew experience is the best teacher, so we couldn’t go wrong in reaching out to a SCORE mentor who had successfully run a small business,” David recalls. The couple has worked... Read more

David and Susan Sperstad
Owners, Touright Bicycle Shop
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Tricia Parker Communications

Parker turned to SCORE when she wanted a second opinion on her brand positioning and her website. “I also needed the motivation to actually sit down and develop a business plan,”... Read more

Tricia Parker
Principal, Tricia Parker Communications
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Solar Alternatives Design

“SCORE was my much-needed introduction into the business world,” Durston says. “As a university graduate and career employee of a federal agency, I had developed analytical skills... Read more

Tom Durston
Owner, Solar Alternatives Design
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Faith Equestrian Therapeutic Center

FETC is now celebrating 11 years of serving our community. We now have an annual budget of over $200,000 and serve 150 children. The success of our business is directly associated... Read more

Bonnie Rachael
Owner/CEO, Faith Equestrian Therapeutic Center

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