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360U

Beyer and Van Abel worked with SCORE mentor Jim Heiting, which they say was the best decision they have made. Beyer says, “Through Jim, we have found direction for ALL business... Read more

Laura Beyer and Maria Van Abel
360U
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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. I truly feel that they are... Read more

Cindy M. Nelson
Owner and Certified Coach, Anakh Leadership Coaching LLC
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All Seasons Coffeehouse

Guided me with future plans. Helped me get my financials in check, was supported 100% by check-ins and emails. Score Mentors also spread the word and use our shop as a place to... Read more

Liz Stuck
Owner, All Seasons Coffeehouse
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Whistler's Knoll Vineyard

The Boetchers were nearing retirement and looking for a project to help them stay busy. Tom had a background in winemaking and vineyards and Holly had experience in marketing and... Read more

Tom and Holly Boettcher
Whistler's Knoll Vineyard
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Appleton Tutoring Services, LLC

Hamid visited SCORE for help with some of the basics and developed a business model canvas. He then settled on a niche - hiring the highest educated (his staff holds MBAs and PHDs... Read more

Hamid Almozaffar
Owner, Appleton Tutoring, LLC, Appleton Tutoring Services, LLC
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Covid-19 made me do it: How I pivoted my business during the pandemic.

I’ve been lucky to have my SCORE mentor for over a year now. She has served as a steady guide by keeping me on track with my business goals.  Read more

Christine Elder
Sole Proprietor, Christine Elder Illustration & Design
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What To Do With An Idea? Make It A Reality With Help From SCORE!

I am fortunate to have several amazing SCORE mentors. I found Dana Connon on the SCORE website, sent her an email, and then set up an in-person meeting. Dana offered resources,... Read more

Shirley Washington
Inventor/Founder, Sway-Oh, LLC
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Building Business and Legacy

SCORE has helped me by defining the role to take in my business and how to work on my business instead of the day-to-day functions. They even recruited me to be a SCORE volunteer. Read more

Dr. Lisa R. McGuthry
CEO/Boutique Boss, Our Favorite Things Boutique & Event Center
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From new business to Oregon Bride Magazine's Best Wedding Planner and All Around Vendor

Almost every year, we've been able to achieve our financial goals, our number of wedding goals, and our growth goals. Even though this past year has been incredibly rough on the... Read more

Briana Denman
Owner, Planner , The Indigo Bride
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Admin_on-Call, LLC SCORE Success Story

SCORE has played an intricate part in the development of Admin-On-Call, LLC business journey. My first encounter with SCORE was in 1999-2000 while living in Richmond, VA. I... Read more

Eileen L. Collins
Founder/CEO, Admin-On-Call, LLC
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Creating Cozy Sanctuaries Anywhere

Reach objectives, plan for the future, launch the business. Read more

Julia Petrus
Owner, Cozy with Posey
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From Mediocre to Booming

Through Ben, I have learned to do data analysis much more efficiently. I know where my finances are at any given moment and have learned how to do very accurate projections of the... Read more

Maria Conneway
Owner/groomer, TenderCare Pet Salon and Day Spa

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