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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. 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. 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. 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 produc 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 anytim Read more

Mary Scovel
SCORE Mentor Advices Chimers Charts™
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Stride, Inc.

Back in the 80s, when Barbara was starting out on her own, SCORE helped with machinery and mechanical problems. Read more

Kerry Bertram
Owner, Stride, Inc.
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NKO Global Security Solutions

Olivas attended several SCORE workshops and worked with SCORE mentor William Woods on developing a business plan. He and Williams continue to meet regularly. Read more

Luis Olivas
Owner, NKO Global Security Solutions
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Barley Labs

Chu and Beaudry worked with SCORE mentor Maxine Stern as they launched their business in 2012. “We didn’t want to jump into entrepreneurship blindly,” says Chu. Read more

Scott Beaudry and Theresa Chu
Co-Owners, Barley Labs
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Troy Psychotherapy

Several SCORE mentors helped Babushkin open a second location for his business in downtown Detroit. Read more

Anton Babushkin
Owner, Troy Psychotherapy
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Love Your Pet Bakery

Kamdar works with two SCORE mentors, Dan Wallace and John Pietro. Read more

Valarie Kamdar
Owner, Love Your Pet Bakery

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