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The Delicate Pen

In 1998, Labanz visited the New York SCORE office to learn about entrepreneurship. SCORE mentors helped her develop her first product line of fine stationery. Armed with a product Read more

Jane Labanz
The Delicate Pen
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Enchanted Thyme Entertainment Finds Success Using SCORE as Resource

While attending an SBA seminar in Manhattan in early 2007, Ariane learned about SCORE and its free small business mentoring services. She began meeting with New York City SCORE Men Read more

Ariane Smith
Enchanted Thyme Entertainment
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ALS Northwest Arkansas Partner

Sylvia says, “We would never have succeeded without the help of SCORE. When I had a question, SCORE helped me find the answer. Read more

Sylvia Kressen
ALS Northwest Arkansas Partner
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Lumen Photon Therapy

As they were getting their business off the ground, Ron happened to catch a radio program about SCORE on the local NPR station. Read more

Ron and Pamela Patterson
Lumen Photon Therapy
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Casauri Inc. Finds Success With SCORE

With SCORE's help, Emily and Helena had everything ready to debut their line of designer laptop and palm computer cases in time for the start of the December 2001 holiday shopping Read more

Emily and Helena McHugh
Casauri Inc. Finds Success With SCORE
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Cha Cha’s Doggie Day Care Uses SCORE Mentor as Financial Sounding Board

“I don’t know how I would have made it this far without SCORE,” she says.  “I started with a few hundred dollars, and there’s no way I could have paid for all that valuable advice Read more

Desalene Jones
Cha Cha’s Doggie Day Care Uses SCORE Mentor as Financial Sounding Board
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Closets by Design Orlando

The Orlando team first sought help from the U.S. Small Business Administration at the University of Central Florida. Read more

Ron Lichwala and Bob Qualters
Closets by Design Orlando
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Curzon Hill Antiques

Sarah’s grandfather, who had owned a successful advertising and printing business in Omaha, suggested that she contact the local chapter of SCORE. Read more

Sarah Hill
Curzon Hill Antiques
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California Gardens

“One of the best things about working with John is that he always allows me to take my time to make each decision,” Li says. Read more

Li Vellinga
California Gardens
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California Concierge

Kaarel and Susan Hamersky
California Concierge
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Big Bear Inc.

"Greg was off to a good start," recalls his SCORE mentor, Robert Fogelsonger, who had started and managed his own successful lumber firm. Read more

Greg Edwards
Big Bear Inc.

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