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H.O.P.E Life Center

Frank Lipari and SCORE helped in solidifying my business plan, networking with needed financial institutions for funding, and providing ongoing instructional opportunities.   I am... Read more

Dennis Ittenbach, PT,MS CLT-LANA
Owner, H.O.P.E. Life Lymphedema and Rehab Center
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Aunt Laurie's

“Managing costs is a huge challenge,” Brown says. “The cost of marketing, advertising, web support and social media, and [maintaining] inventory is hard. Everything costs more... Read more

Laurie Brown
Owner, Aunt Laurie's
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SC Lowcountry SCORE Client of the Year 2008

"I remembered that when we were in South Carolina, there was demand for a Surf and Skate retail store, but I was intimidated by the idea because I had no business background. I... Read more

SC Lowcountry SCORE Client of the Year 2008
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Outstanding Veteran-owned Business Award 2009

It hasn’t always been easy. Jonathan decided early on to drop the surfing merchandise to focus solely on skateboarding. In addition to appeasing purists, Jonathan found that some... Read more

Steve Arnot
Outstanding Veteran-owned Business Award 2009
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SC Lowcountry SCORE Client of the Year 2009

It has been 5 years since we started AGC Gutter Company, we currently have 3500 satisfied customers, we offer 2 product lines, and are in the process of implementing a third... Read more

Steve Arnoit
SC Lowcountry SCORE Client of the Year 2009
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SCORE Mentor Advices Chimers Charts™

Mary needed a patent for her invention and Bob worked with her through all of the steps in securing that patent. "He assured me that when I had a question I could call him... Read more

Mary Scovel
SCORE Mentor Advices Chimers Charts™
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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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