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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. It's been a labor... Read more

Regina Carlin
Regena's Heavenly Treats
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Corenco, Inc.

The relationship between SCORE and Corenco, Inc. of Santa Rosa, initially began about 30 years ago when thecompany's founder was looking for business advice on expanding sales.... Read more

Chris Cory
Corenco, Inc.
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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. "I... Read more

Jeane Sloane
Local Authors Distribution
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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. "... Read more

Pietro Buttitta
Rosa d'Oro Vineyards
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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. Joe had... Read more

Joe Meisch
Meisch Temple Massager, Inc.
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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... Read more

Sonoma Gnome
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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... Read more

Carina Whitham
Whitham Group
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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. One of her first... Read more

Serefina Palandech
Hip Chick Farms
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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... Read more

Stephanie Gagne
Simplecare Products
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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. ... Read more

Kevin Devine
Devine Frames
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Covid-19 made me do it: How I pivoted my business during the pandemic.

I’ve been lucky to have my SCORE mentor for over a year now. She has served as a steady guide by keeping me on track with my business goals.  Read more

Christine Elder
Sole Proprietor, Christine Elder Illustration & Design
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What To Do With An Idea? Make It A Reality With Help From SCORE!

I am fortunate to have several amazing SCORE mentors. I found Dana Connon on the SCORE website, sent her an email, and then set up an in-person meeting. Dana offered resources,... Read more

Shirley Washington
Inventor/Founder, Sway-Oh, LLC

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