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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Mainstreet Art Centre

While Johnson felt confident that she could run Mainstreet Art Centre as its sole owner, she had no idea about how to proceed with the buyout, particularly since the partner wanted Read more

Frankie Johnson
Mainstreet Art Centre
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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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LaurieL Photography

Ludes' dream of starting a photography and graphic design business took a major step forward when she visited the Orange County SCORE Chapter and met SCORE Mentor Joe Di Stanislao, Read more

Laurie Ludes
LaurieL Photography
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Beverly Designs

Beverly Bartel heard about SCORE and enrolled in the Milwaukee Chapter's four-part seminar on business start-ups. Read more

Beverly Bartel
Beverly Designs
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Ashtae Products

Michael and Ramona continue to have regular meeting with Eric and other counselors at SCORE. Read more

Michael Woods and Ramona Woods
Ashtae Products
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Vermont Teddy Bear Company

Among the many lessons Sortino shares with his clients is the value of SCORE mentoring. Read more

John Sortino
Vermont Teddy Bear Company
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Vera Bradley

The Vera Bradley team contacted Ft. Wayne SCORE and were matched with volunteer mentor George Cook. Read more

Barbara Bradley Baekgaard and Patricia Miller
Vera Bradley
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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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Illinois Business Journal

“These days, more newspapers fold than get started,” Kerry says. “Richard Rook and SCORE are the reason this publication continues to prosper. Read more

Kerry Smith
Illinois Business Journal

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