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Clover Gift Shop

“Working with Barry was a real treat,” said Patricia. “With his extensive retail experience and his experience with SCORE, he was able to lead me down all the right paths to... Read more

Patricia Eames
Owner, Clover Gift Shop
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The Woodstock Gallery

Counselor John Roy from Vershire worked with Scott in evaluating the business taking into consideration that Scott was planning to meaningfully change the gallery’s offerings.... Read more

Scott Franzen
Owner, The Woodstock Gallery
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“Alice gave me the confidence to go ahead with the project,” said Charles. “I wasn’t sure that Hanover really needed another bakery and another café, but so far things are all... Read more

Charles Umpleby
Owner, Umpleby’s Bakery Cafe
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The Complete Hoot

Fortunately, Jo and Jerry saw an ad for a SCORE workshop on marketing. Not only did they attend the workshop, but they learned that SCORE - Counselors to America’s Small Business... Read more

Jo & Jerry Evarts
The Complete Hoot
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River Excitement!

“Barry encouraged me to contact local chambers of commerce and local inns and Jeff and Barry suggested that I get on the‘speaking circuit’ of the local Rotary Clubs so more local... Read more

John Marshall
Owner, River Excitement!
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Lebanon Paint & Decorating

“It was a no-brainer to hook up with SCORE,” said Shawn. “Why not turn to experienced business professionals to guide you through some of the challenging aspects of purchasing and... Read more

Tom Evans & Shawn Hickey
Owners, Lebanon Paint & Decorating
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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.