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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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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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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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