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Kathryn DePalma Music Services

DePalma attended SCORE’s small business orientation on her days off and worked with two mentors, including Dave Baier, who she says, “always gives us the guidance, experience and i Read more

Kathryn DePalma
Kathryn DePalma Music Services
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MagicMusic Productions

After almost three decades in business, MagicMusic has expanded beyond the capacity of a single individual and Judy is ready to turn over the reins to someone else. Read more

Judy Pandolfi
MagicMusic Productions
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Unzicker

Unzicker came to SCORE weary of traveling for the juried shows on which she relied for much of her income, and concerned about the decline of that particular market (and thus her i Read more

Elaine Unzicker
Unzicker
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Mira Jean Designs

Hougen sought out a SCORE mentor a year after establishing her business. Read more

Kate Hougen,
Founder & Textile Designer, Mira Jean Designs
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Best Comics

Maletta’s mentor, Lenny Buchholtz, suggested that he use social media as a low-cost way to promote his business. Read more

Tommy Maletta
Best Comics
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The Makers Market and Workshops

Having no previous business experience, we did not know where to start. We started with researching, and were directed toward SCORE for mentorship. Read more

Jennifer Bade and Jennifer Gunter
Co-Owners, The Makers Market and Workshops
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Kinda Kreative

Hauer has attended several SCORE online workshops and notes the “tangible next steps for increasing the professionalism of my business” she has learned from the various presentatio Read more

Kyira Hauer
Owner, Kinda Kreative
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Music Admin

When a friend heard about Reagan’s business idea, she recommended getting in touch with SCORE. Read more

Nischelle Reagan
Owner, Music Admin
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Copiosity

“The first expertise we sought was a SCORE mentor,” Harrison says. Read more

Dianne Harrison and Cynthia Clarke
principals, Copiosity
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Eric & Christopher

Kline was 19 when he started his first printing business, which was also when he first encountered SCORE. Read more

Eric Fausnacht and Christopher Kline
Co-founders, Eric & Christopher
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KC Rock Band & Guitar Music School

“Knowing I had no business training, I needed someone with real experience to run ideas by and get their wisdom and input,” Crandall says. She attended a Start Up Basics class host Read more

Laura Lee Crandall
Co-Owner, KC Rock Band & Guitar Music School