Rosa d'Oro Vineyards

After discovering SCORE through an Internet search, Pietro Buttitta of Rosa d'Oro Vineyards was pleasantly surprised when he learned his counselor was also in the wine business.

Meisch Temple Massager, Inc.

After the completion of his military career, Joe Meisch knew he needed help in transitioning to the business world. "SCORE was the first place I turned to," he said.

Simplecare Products

Stephanie began working with SCORE in 2012 after hearing about the organization from the SBA.  She had created a line of natural body products and was selling them at trade shows. 

Regena's Heavenly Treats

Regina's Heavenly Treats is the classic story of a passionate entrepreneur who starts with an idea - making delicious toffee - and turns it into a real business.

Devine Frames

The Sebastopol Chamber of Commerce initially recommended SCORE to Kevin.  His primary interest was to learn how to write a business plan for his framing company: Devine Frames.  He

Hip Chick Farms

When Serefina initially envisioned her idea of offering a healthier line of chicken nuggets, fingers and meatballs, she turned to the internet for research.

Corenco, Inc.

The relationship between SCORE and Corenco, Inc.

Sonoma Gnome

Rebecca’s path to becoming an entrepreneur began with the idea that she wanted to find a way to provide Sonoma County tourists "with unique, locally-made gift items, that were more

Whitham Group

Carina Whitham, Founder and President of the top Renewable Energy Executive Search Firm, Whitham Group, first approached SCORE about five years ago when she was just launching her

Local Authors Distribution

Jeane said SCORE initially had helped her when she owned and operated a large daycare center. After retiring, she called SCORE for assistance with her small hobby-business.

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Chip’s Wine and Beer Market

Laura and Phil wanted to purchase Chip’s Wine and Beer from its previous owner during a time when banks weren’t giving out many small business loans. Read more

Laura and Phil Wayland
Chip’s Wine and Beer Market
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Status Men’s Accessories

SCORE mentor Peter Ryerson pointed Mauro in the right direction with an aggressive networking campaign. The goal, Ryerson told Mauro, was to meet 3,000 people. Read more

Jim Mauro
Status Men’s Accessories
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Bob Lepper

SCORE mentor Don Wheeler advised Lepper during the growth phase of his business and was there for him during the sale as well. Read more

Bob Lepper
Owner, Bob Lepper
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Great Scott Business Ventures

SCORE mentor Frances Fisher helped Scott determine how to valuate his business before he purchased it. Read more

John Scott III
Great Scott Business Ventures
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Shaker Farms Country Club

SCORE mentors helped with the important first step: determining whether the business could ever be profitable before Kotowitz committed to buying the country club. Read more

Nancy Kotowitz
Owner, Shaker Farms Country Club
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Zaxx Computer Specialists

For Moreno, SCORE’s help was fundamental to his success. “Never doing this before, I kind of hit this blind. Read more

Ed Moreno
Owner, Zaxx Computer Specialists
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Mélange Bridal

Hernandez initially sought advice about buying the business and her mentor, Cellia Bell, both encouraged her and pointed out potential trouble spots. Read more

Ivana Hernandez
Owner, Mélange Bridal
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Vegan Distribution

According to Lu, Grunat has not only helped to address her specific business questions, but has also generally instilled Lu with an improved business mindset. “Based on discussions Read more

Sharon Lu
Owner, Vegan Distribution
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College Hunks Hauling Junk & Moving of Northern Virginia

Westerman sought out SCORE’s guidance during his due-diligence period researching franchising opportunities, where volunteer mentors Richard Rose and Len Briskman offered their exp Read more

Brad Westerman
Franchisee, College Hunks Hauling Junk & Moving of Northern Virginia
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All American Marine

Matt has always stressed that he did a business plan for every business he got into, before he would even consider the business. Read more

Matt and Nina Mullett
Owners, All American Marine
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Top of the List

Mapes met with volunteer mentor Daniel Butler to discuss all aspects of selling a business. Read more

Beverly Mapes
Owner, Top of the List

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