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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,” Abd 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. 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. 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 an 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 emotio 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 and 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. Read more

Backyard X-Scapes
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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. 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. 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 vi Read more

Patricia Burmicky
Founder, PhotoUno Photography School and Patricia Burmicky Photography
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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. Read more

Adam Diltz
Chef/Owner, Elwood Restaurant

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