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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. 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. 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. Read more

Barbara Bradley Baekgaard and Patricia Miller
Vera Bradley
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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. 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. 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 vi Read more

Patricia Burmicky
Founder, PhotoUno Photography School and Patricia Burmicky Photography
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Elwood Restaurant

My SCORE mentor, Carol Heiberger, asked me hard questions, provided feedback based on her business knowledge and experience, and offered moral support. Read more

Adam Diltz
Chef/Owner, Elwood Restaurant
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When Seconds Matter

My mentor's ideas have led me down paths I would have never thought of. She has truly helped build this business into what it is today. Read more

Shawna Bobst
RN instructor , HEART Mobile CPR

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