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Madalynne Intimates

Flanigan’s SCORE mentor, Marcy Love Abloeser, helps her brainstorm, gives her an outside perspective, and asks the tough questions that help bring Flanigan’s ideas to fruition. Read more

Maddie Flanigan
Madalynne Intimates
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Sour Sentiments

Ogden had very little business experience when she first started, so she needed a mentor who could provide objective and practical guidance. Read more

Toni Ogden
Owner , Sour Sentiments
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Anakh Leadership Coaching LLC

I really appreciate the energy at my local SCORE chapter. The individuals involved with SCORE are passionate about small business and achieving success. Read more

Cindy M. Nelson
Owner and Certified Coach, Anakh Leadership Coaching LLC
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RxPharmacist

Khazraee’s brother, who had encouraged her to start a business, pointed her toward SCORE early in her business planning. Read more

Maryam Khazraee
Owner, RxPharmacist
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Pilates on the Bay

When Politte was in the planning phase of opening her studio, she knew she would need a bank loan. Read more

Jennifer Politte
Owner, Pilates on the Bay
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DiepCFoundation

Coutee meets with her mentor, Nancy Hessney about once a month. Hessney introduced her to Guidestar, a service that reports on U.S. nonprofits. Read more

Terri Coutee
DiepCFoundation
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Like Neighbors

SCORE provided O'Connor with the opportunity to browse online mentor profiles and select one that she felt would be able to address her specific situation. Read more

Judy O'Connor
Founder & CEO, Like Neighbors
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Desserts Out The Jar And More

McKinney connected with a mentor in Desserts Out The Jar And More’s early days, seeking validation for her business idea. “I sought a SCORE mentor because I was unsure of how to st Read more

Yashica McKinney
Owner, Desserts Out The Jar And More
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Advocations

Between 2009 and 2013, 100 percent of Advocations’ revenue was from one client. Read more

Lindsey Haaser
Owner, Advocations
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Distinctive Bedding

Ruby Russell
Founder, Distinctive Bedding
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Grillo Essentials

Grillo knew she would want guidance to navigate the process of expanding her business and its production capabilities. Read more

Gina Grillo
Owner, Grillo Essentials

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