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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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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. They also helped us identify areas of strength... 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. My current mentor has been... 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... Read more

Patricia Burmicky
Founder, PhotoUno Photography School and Patricia Burmicky Photography
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Ursula's About Phace Rittenhouse Studio

SCORE has helped me in the most profound way by introducing me to my mentor Mr. Mark Maguire. SCORE also helps me with information and resources to better understand my business... Read more

Ursula Augustine
Owner/Makeup Artist, Ursula's About Phace Rittenhouse Studio
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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. She helped by being a... Read more

Adam Diltz
Chef/Owner, Elwood Restaurant

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