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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Nurtured By Design

After seeing a flyer about a Houston SCORE-sponsored seminar on business start-ups, Yamile attended thinking it’d be a “one-shot” experience. Read more

Yamile Jackson
Nurtured By Design
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Helping Individuals Succeed Agency

Whenever Derschaun needs help with a business-related issue, she will reach out to her growing network of SCORE email mentors. Read more

Derschaun Sharpley
Helping Individuals Succeed Agency
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Language Loop

Torres contacted Chicago SCORE and began working with volunteer mentors Michael Koen and Roger Loeffler in both face-to-face and online mentoring sessions.  Over several months, Mi Read more

Johanna Torres
Language Loop
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Caffe Gelato

With Norman's help, Ryan fine-tuned his business plan and secured a location. Norman arranged for him to meet his contacts at two local banks, and each made Ryan an offer. Read more

Ryan German
Caffe Gelato
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Moms Making Money

“SCORE is such a great resource, and I wanted to ensure that mom’s who were thinking of starting their own business knew about and utilized their services,” Vivian recalls, offerin Read more

Vivian Frankel
Moms Making Money
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My Tutor and Me

While doing start-up business research, Fred found information about SCORE, and the couple began face-to-face mentoring at their local chapter office in Norwalk, with mentor Ray Wo Read more

Shannon and Fred Converse
My Tutor and Me
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Sylvan Learning Center Franchise

The Johnson’s still call on SCORE occasionally when a question arises about management or finances. Howard is also pleased that his search for a new business advisor reconnected hi Read more

Howard and Jo Jean Johnson
Sylvan Learning Center Franchise
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ATC International

Despite having a tailor-made educational and professional background for this kind of business, Frey knew that even the most successful entrepreneur occasionally needs advice. Read more

Amy Frey
ATC International
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American Sun Control

I’m proud of what we’ve built and of what the SCORE team has done to help us.” says Karen Zaborac. Read more

Karen Zaborac
American Sun Control
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Nacho Mama’s

“I have customers and other people interested in owning their own business ask me how to get started,” Raul says. “I always tell them to contact SCORE, and go to a SCORE seminar. Read more

Raul Cantu
Nacho Mama’s
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Aquagrill

Mentor Tom Apperson helped the Marshalls weave the text and numbers of their ideas together to develop a comprehensive business plan. Then, he helped the Marshalls approach lenders Read more

Jennifer and Jeremy Marshall
Aquagrill

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