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Sleep and Beyond

“When we brought our first shipment from our factory in Kyrgyzstan, we didn’t really know much about sales, marketing, customs, accounting, manufacturing, operations and more,”... Read more

Sardor and Sarvar Abdullaevs
Sleep and Beyond
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El Borrego

SCORE mentor, Elias Sheinberg helped Rodnia Navarro and her mother, Rosario Sotelo create a formal business plan to start their business as an authentic Mexican restaurant. He... Read more

Rodnia Navarro
El Borrego
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Avant Palette

Mentor Paul Hollenbach helped Johannes gain the essential tools she would need to start and maintain her successful business. Business topics ranging from advertising to insurance... Read more

Margarette Johannes
Avant Palette
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Jaime Construction, Inc.

Sheinberg is proud of his volunteer work with SCORE and the positive effect it can have on people’s lives. “I’ve seen firsthand on a number of occasions how SCORE has influenced... Read more

Edna and Alfredo Jaime
Jaime Construction, Inc.
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ButterflyCraze (formerly Heart to Heart Gifts)

“Suddenly I was feeling more empowered and had more faith in myself and my abilities,” she says.  “I not only got valuable knowledge and business skills from SCORE, but also... Read more

Yi Ping Lai
ButterflyCraze (formerly Heart to Heart Gifts)
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CuraDebt

Over the years, Eric has consulted with other SCORE counselors in person and via email to on issues such as CuraDebt’s marketing plan and financial analysis, corporate identity... Read more

Eric Pender
CuraDebt
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Backyard X-Scapes

Kocher and Raketich continue to use SCORE San Diego's services to stay in touch with the latest developments in the business world. Kocher states "Six months ago, Steve and I... Read more

Backyard X-Scapes
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Mentoring Mentors

Ben Fisco has been a continual reminder of the importance of the "bottom line". He offers ideas and suggestions that are within my ability, keeps me focused and accountable, and... Read more

Tricia Beck
Founder, CEO, Beck Leadership
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Remote SCORE Mentoring a Huge Success

Michael Siegel, from the Savannah SCORE chapter, has been an invaluable part of my success. I was connected with him through the SCORE website mostly because of his work in the... Read more

Cheryl W. Smith
Owner, Consider It Done Transition Services
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Overnight Success; 20 years later

Several ways!! He helped me to understand financial reports and financing. How credit works, how to get it, and what to use it for. He gave me confidence to move forward even when... Read more

Tracee Murphy
CEO/Principal Designer, Trade Mark Interiors, Inc.
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It Is All Downhill From Here

My SCORE mentor(s) helped me draft a business plan. They also reviewed all of the documentation I was required to complete in order to begin working independently. Finally, they... Read more

Michael Nagle
CEO/Consultant, Ashling Digital Inc.

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