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Mike Mariola Restaurants

Mariola sought mentoring from SCORE after a colleague suggested that he find a business mentor with restaurant-specific experience. He worked with Robert Earp, meeting with him... Read more

Mike Mariola
Mike Mariola Restaurants
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Status Men’s Accessories

SCORE mentor Peter Ryerson pointed Mauro in the right direction with an aggressive networking campaign. The goal, Ryerson told Mauro, was to meet 3,000 people. He started by... Read more

Jim Mauro
Status Men’s Accessories
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Wash Land

Markeson calls SCORE mentor Peter Ryerson his “life coach.” He says, “I can sometimes get wrapped up in my day-to-day and he will call me and check to see where I am on ‘number... Read more

Chris Markeson
Wash Land
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Fast Signs

SCORE has not only helped Ed grow a business, but has also helped plan for his eventual retirement. “We talked about an exit strategy. That’s very important, you have to talk... Read more

Ed Gonzales
Ed Gonzales, Fast Signs
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The Butterfly Lady & Company

SCORE helped Connie with many challenges over the years, including competing with more profitable businesses with larger client bases and changing federal Fish and Wildlife laws... Read more

Connie Hurt
Founder, The Butterfly Lady & Company
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E-Business Experts

During his sessions with volunteer mentor Judith Edwards, who recommended a company called SiteSell, which offered training for building a successful website for an online... Read more

Douglas Lee
Owner, E-Business Experts
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BalloFlex Fitness

By the time Buckeye came to SCORE for support, she already had a business plan, website, marketing collateral and state business registration. She sought advice about her... Read more

Julie Buckeye
Owner, BalloFlex Fitness
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Mentoring Mentors

Ben Fisco has been a continual reminder of the importance of the "bottom line". He offers ideas and suggestions that are within my ability, keeps me focused and accountable, and... Read more

Tricia Beck
Founder, CEO, Beck Leadership
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Advancing a New Reality in Healthcare

As a start-up, our initial goals were three-fold. 1) Refine our company and product positioning 2) Create a business plan in order to acquire outside funding, and 3) Establish an... Read more

Rahul Patel
Vice President, Wellovate
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Remote SCORE Mentoring a Huge Success

Michael Siegel, from the Savannah SCORE chapter, has been an invaluable part of my success. I was connected with him through the SCORE website mostly because of his work in the... Read more

Cheryl W. Smith
Owner, Consider It Done Transition Services
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Overnight Success; 20 years later

Several ways!! He helped me to understand financial reports and financing. How credit works, how to get it, and what to use it for. He gave me confidence to move forward even when... Read more

Tracee Murphy
CEO/Principal Designer, Trade Mark Interiors, Inc.
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It Is All Downhill From Here

My SCORE mentor(s) helped me draft a business plan. They also reviewed all of the documentation I was required to complete in order to begin working independently. Finally, they... Read more

Michael Nagle
CEO/Consultant, Ashling Digital Inc.

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