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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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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