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P.I. Roof Maintenance

Johnson began work with SCORE mentor Jim Sadler in 2009 to save his business. He says the most challenging part of turning the business around has been staff and personnel issues. Read more

Joel and Veronica Johnson
Co-Owners, P.I. Roof Maintenance
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Haines Brewing Company

Like many small business owners, Wheeler and Kitayama started a business so that they could follow their talent and passion, but the two lacked financial expertise. Read more

Jeanne Kitayama and Paul Wheeler
Co-Owners, Haines Brewing Company, Inc.
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Laura Gmeinder Coaching & Consulting

Not long after she started, Gmeinder realized that she wasn’t fully playing to her strengths in the services she offered. Read more

Laura Gmeinder
Owner, Laura Gmeinder Coaching & Consulting, LLCFounder & Leading Lady
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Hidden Pond Farm

The McDowells worked with SCORE mentor Bob Anders, who helped them to hire employees, create a five-year vision, carry out product testing, deal with potential buyers, and navigate Read more

Andy and Beverly McDowell
Co-owners, Hidden Pond Farm, LLC
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One Effin' Ink

Bates first met SCORE volunteer mentor Rick Scofield in 2009, when he was working on a clothing product he had developed. Read more

Rob Bates
Owner, One Effin' Ink
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Every.Black

Davies asked SCORE mentors for guidance with sales and marketing for his new project. Read more

Jimmy Davies
Owner, Every.Black
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Ms. Tasha's Transit Service

After attending a SCORE workshop, Drake knew she needed one-on-one help planning her business. Read more

Latasha Drake
Owner, Ms. Tasha's Transit Service
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Guiding Harbor

“We have a small staff size, so any time we have turnover it is felt across the agency,” Lessnau says. Read more

Maria Lessnau
CEO, Guiding Harbor
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The Resale Shop

SCORE mentor Ted Brooks helped Steward write a business plan and a cash flow spreadsheet. Brooks also assisted in creating job descriptions for the manager and volunteers. Read more

Lisa Steward
Founder, The Resale Shop
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Sex Therapy Online

Beauregard says, “While I had extensive training as a therapist, I had very little business traininga nd knowledge. Read more

Rhiannon Beauregard
Owner, Sex Therapy Online
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Goals for Growth

Childs meets with his mentor, Bob Whitfield, about once every three months. Bob has helped him develop the structure of the nonprofit that Childs wants to start. Read more

Corey Childs
Founder, Goals for Growth

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