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Kaplan Executive Search

Kaplan wanted a mentor who understood his industry and with whom he felt a personal connection. He found that in SCORE mentor Ron Witzke, a former vice president of human... Read more

Adam Kaplan
Owner, Kaplan Executive Search
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Clear View Optix

Donna Catterson found out about SCORE through an article in AARP magazine about small business owners who got their start after turning 50. SCORE mentor Dan Laemont reviewed the... Read more

Ron Catterson
Clear View Optix
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Villages-News.com

SCORE has been a fundamental part of our company's success. Before we went into business, SCORE helped us develop a business plan and helped guide us to answers to some of the... Read more

Meta Minton
Villages-News.com
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Bear Dance Boutique

  SCORE helped me refine a business plan and cash flow to determine if my ideas added up to a viable business.  The helped figure out start-up costs, how to incorporate, how to... Read more

Kim St. John
Bear Dance Boutique
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Advanced Behavior Treatment

SCORE has opened our eyes to the benefits of going into a partnership and educated us on reasons many partnerships succeed or fail. They also helped us identify areas of strength... Read more

Rich Neal/Tariq Farr
CEO/President, Advanced Behavior Treatment
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Back From Extinction After 40 years!

I attended all the SCORE workshops in 1993 when I invented the Sandbagger. They were very helpful with getting a small women-owned business loan. My current mentor has been... Read more

Stacey Kohler
CEO & Founder, Kiddy Crawler LLC
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Converting One's Passion into a Full Time Job!

I have used multiple SCORE eGuides and articles to help gain a better understanding of what is needed to have a healthy Profit & Loss Statement, as well as establish a clear... Read more

Patricia Burmicky
Founder, PhotoUno Photography School and Patricia Burmicky Photography
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Ursula's About Phace Rittenhouse Studio

SCORE has helped me in the most profound way by introducing me to my mentor Mr. Mark Maguire. SCORE also helps me with information and resources to better understand my business... Read more

Ursula Augustine
Owner/Makeup Artist, Ursula's About Phace Rittenhouse Studio
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Elwood Restaurant

My SCORE mentor, Carol Heiberger, asked me hard questions, provided feedback based on her business knowledge and experience, and offered moral support. She helped by being a... Read more

Adam Diltz
Chef/Owner, Elwood Restaurant
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Occupational Services Grows With the Help of SCORE

Our mentor has been there since day one. Answering any and all questions that needed attention. Having a wealth of knowledge a call or click away has provided me with knowledge... Read more

Shelby Edward Meyer
President , Superior Screening Services, Inc.
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Beating Cancer Inspires SCORE Client to Help Others

SCORE mentor Mrs. Jeanine Banks (Boca Chapter) has been an inspiration in assisting me with structuring the foundation. She has provided so many resources to help take the... Read more

Tenecia L. Sproull
President, The Pink Queen Foundation
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When Seconds Matter

My mentor's ideas have led me down paths I would have never thought of. She has truly helped build this business into what it is today. Read more

Shawna Bobst
RN instructor , HEART Mobile CPR

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