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The Event Planner and Pressplae

Reed says her mentor, Tom Vaughan, offered insightful, objective advice from his years of experience. He helped her prepare a budget, develop a business plan, and implement a... Read more

Elizabeth Reed
The Event Planner and Pressplae
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Elite Soccer

Between 2008 and 2014, SCORE helped Elite Soccer grow from two partners working part time to 30 full-time employees. During this period, Steele bought out his business partner... Read more

Mike Steele
Elite Soccer
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Health Education for Life

SCORE helped me with getting started finding a name etc. My work at the University of Minnesota took up so much of my time I had to put my business on the back-burner. I kept on... Read more

Birgitta Rice
Health Education for Life
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Holt Bosse

SCORE helped us get a handle on the bookkeeping aspect of running a company. We're in the marketing business, and between my partner and myself, we had a lot of knowledge... Read more

Dave Holt & Patrick Bosse
Holt Bosse
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K-DEER

“SCORE has been that added level of accountability, guidance and confidence that I lacked very early on in running a business. “As a designer, the business came almost secondary,... Read more

Kristine Deer
K-DEER
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Open for Service

Driver worked with SCORE mentors to discuss sustainability strategies for the Open for Service and determine appropriate marketing messaging to support the organization’s mission... Read more

Joshua Driver
Open for Service
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Starseed Bakery

“At each stage of building my business, I was referred to members who were experts in their particular field, so I was continually guided in the areas I needed to address at the... Read more

Linda Beg
Starseed Bakery
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Galleries on the Go

Although Mullins has a business degree, SCORE mentors provided guidance and accountability to stay focused as Galleries on the Go grows. “I have a solid business plan and support... Read more

Sara Mullins
Galleries on the Go
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Flowfold

As college-age business owners, Friedman and McNeill turned to SCORE mentors for perspective and experience. Portland, Maine chapter mentor Nancy Strojny helped develop wholesale... Read more

Flowfold
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MaineWorks

“My SCORE advisors helped me lay out the plan and the order of priority” for launching MaineWorks, Walsh recalls. “They helped me to identify the specific resources that I needed... Read more

Margo Walsh
MaineWorks
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Incorporate Massage

“SCORE has helped me to recognize the value of our services and price them accordingly, becoming much more profitable,” Wilcox says. Her mentors have helped her refine her... Read more

Amelia Wilcox
Incorporate Massage
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MODE Designer Fashion

“My SCORE mentors have been my sounding board, my advisory council, my team,” Stockeland says. “I am so thankful I have had the opportunity to visit with mentors on an ongoing... Read more

Ciara Stockeland
Co-Founder, MODE

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