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Tantardini’s
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Tantardini’s

In Italy Tantardini was the head of a purchasing department where he managed six employees and an annual budget of $50 million euros. Read more

Diego Tantardini
Owner, Tantardini’s
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Karoun Yoga

“Len was the first person I felt comfortable showing all the facts to,” Charkoudian admits. “He was really able to look at my numbers without judgement. Read more

Karoun Charkoudian
Owner, Karoun Yoga
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Shaker Farms Country Club

SCORE mentors helped with the important first step: determining whether the business could ever be profitable before Kotowitz committed to buying the country club. Read more

Nancy Kotowitz
Owner, Shaker Farms Country Club
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Triangle Area Polo Club

The club has grown over the years, but Brooks wanted to take it to the next level. Read more

David Brooks
Owner, Triangle Area Polo Club
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Mosaic Masterminds

Ruiz had been waitlisting families for tutoring services for three consecutive years, so she knew she needed help growing her business. Read more

April Ruiz
Owner, Mosaic Masterminds
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Seal the Seasons

“I had never taken a business class before or done any sort of formal business training,” Mateer says. Read more

Patrick Mateer
Owner, Seal the Seasons
Haircuts of St. Lucie West owner Maurice Darbyshire
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Haircuts of St. Lucie West

Darbyshire has known volunteer mentor Kostas “Gus” Gregory for a while and trusted his advice. Read more

Maurice Darbyshire
Franchisee , Haircuts of St. Lucie West
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Book Savior

Several times a year I meet with the SCORE Northeast New Jersey Chapter to discuss ways to give my service more exposure. Read more

Mark B. Sommer
Professor "Books", Book Savoir
Bridgeport Technology, Inc.
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Bridgeport Technology, Inc.

The Finfrocks worked with SCORE mentors Sam Dickson, Tom Marx, and Dave Vale on getting a business consolidation loan and line of credit, meeting with the mentors weekly or biweekl Read more

Ron and Kathy Finfrock
Bridgeport Technology, Inc.
Bounce About
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Bounce About

Through attending workshops and seminars, and meeting with her SCORE mentor, Mirabal was able to navigate employee labor laws and ensure compliance with New Jersey state law. Read more

Danielle Mirabal
Bounce About Laser Tag LLC
AR’s Hot Southern Honey
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AR’s Hot Southern Honey

Russell first came to SCORE when he competed in SCOREcard, a business model canvas competition in Richmond, Virginia. Read more

Ames J. Russell
LMP Food Group LLC

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