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Hidden Pond Farm

The McDowells worked with SCORE mentor Bob Anders, who helped them to hire employees, create a five-year vision, carry out product testing, deal with potential buyers, and navigate Read more

Andy and Beverly McDowell
Co-owners, Hidden Pond Farm, LLC
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One Effin' Ink

Bates first met SCORE volunteer mentor Rick Scofield in 2009, when he was working on a clothing product he had developed. Read more

Rob Bates
Owner, One Effin' Ink
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Every.Black

Davies asked SCORE mentors for guidance with sales and marketing for his new project. Read more

Jimmy Davies
Owner, Every.Black
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Ms. Tasha's Transit Service

After attending a SCORE workshop, Drake knew she needed one-on-one help planning her business. Read more

Latasha Drake
Owner, Ms. Tasha's Transit Service
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Guiding Harbor

“We have a small staff size, so any time we have turnover it is felt across the agency,” Lessnau says. Read more

Maria Lessnau
CEO, Guiding Harbor
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Sex Therapy Online

Beauregard says, “While I had extensive training as a therapist, I had very little business traininga nd knowledge. Read more

Rhiannon Beauregard
Owner, Sex Therapy Online
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Goals for Growth

Childs meets with his mentor, Bob Whitfield, about once every three months. Bob has helped him develop the structure of the nonprofit that Childs wants to start. Read more

Corey Childs
Founder, Goals for Growth
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Zaxx Computer Specialists

For Moreno, SCORE’s help was fundamental to his success. “Never doing this before, I kind of hit this blind. Read more

Ed Moreno
Owner, Zaxx Computer Specialists
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Upper Lake Home Goods

“My business is up 40% this year versus when Richard and I met last year for the first time,” Levy reports. Read more

Karen Levy
Owner, Upper Lake Home Goods
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Westgate Garden Design

Westgate attended a local SCORE workshop and met with a local mentor, but she found an even stronger connection with P. Read more

Charlene Westgate
Owner, Westgate Garden Design
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Thompson Real Estate Group

“I had one mentor five years ago when the idea was just a glimmer in my eye,” Viola recalls. Read more

Tracy Viola
Owner, Thompson Real Estate Group

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