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Confetti Post

I know SCORE has been a big help in getting addressing these struggles and getting the Confetti Post off the ground. How did you first connect with SCORE? When I started, I knew... Read more

Leitia McHugh
Owner, Confetti Post
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Kendall Performance & Repair

How was he able to help you, and what are some things that you’ve put into practice? Kendall: My mentor helped me with developing and growing the business plan. He helped me... Read more

Kendall Riecken
Owner, Kendall Performance & Repair
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Comedy Club delivers for the Fort

What about from a business perspective? Moses: I love all the different workshops that they have. Especially the Lean Canvas module and finding the 5 C’s of creditworthiness. I... Read more

Michael Moses
Founder and owner, Fort Wayne Comedy Club
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Cookie Cottage

Upon seeking the advice of the SCORE Organization, Cookie Cottage received invaluable guidance and support from our chosen mentor, Carsten Retrum. Over the years, Carsten has been... Read more

Theresa & Maureen
Cookie Cottage
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Vera Bradley

The Vera Bradley team contacted Ft. Wayne SCORE and were matched with volunteer mentor George Cook. Cook applied his extensive experience in corporate finance to help Baekgaard... Read more

Barbara Bradley Baekgaard and Patricia Miller
Vera Bradley
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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 Corporate to Startup

I needed some mentorship in marketing and sales. I did not really know where to start. Gary helped me tremendously by breaking down the process into smaller steps. He helped me... Read more

Anne-Sophie Le Bloas
CEO, Ravacan Inc.
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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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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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REDCON Solutions Group (REDCON)

Our monthly meetings allow me to stay focused on the strategies we have developed. Having a clear set of valid and attainable goals has helped my business experience significant... Read more

Kyle Evans
President/CEO, REDCON Solutions Group (REDCON)
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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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Occupational Services Grows With the Help of SCORE

Our mentor has been there since day one. Answering any and all questions that needed attention. Having a wealth of knowledge a call or click away has provided me with knowledge... Read more

Shelby Edward Meyer
President , Superior Screening Services, Inc.

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