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Clipper Merchant Tea House

Melinda reached out to the Oxford Hills SCORE organization for business advice on generating a business plan, working through the process of a business loan, her website... Read more

Clipper Merchant Tea House
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Maine Mineral Adventures

Jody knew that SCORE provided help with preparing business plans, so she contacted the Portland chapter for help in creating what would become Maine Mineral Adventures. Read more

Jody and Zoltan Matolcsy
Owner / Founder, Maine Mineral Adventures
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Hot Dog Waggin

In April 2011 Linda took advantage of SCORE’s free counseling. She met with mentors and, with their guidance, developed a business plan and cash flow projection. She also... Read more

Linda Hamilton
Hot Dog Waggin
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Maine Mineral Adventures

Jody and Zoltan will continue to look to SCORE for help as they look for ways to continue expanding their business. "SCORE gave us the confidence that we could make it on our own... Read more

Jody and Zoltan Matolcsy
Maine Mineral Adventures
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Well Point Veterinary Service

Veterinarian Suzanne Best began planning to expand her local practice several years ago, but wasn't sure where to start.  That's where SCORE comes in.  Dr. Best worked with... Read more

Dr. Suzanne Best, DVM
Well Point Veterinary Service
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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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Building Business and Legacy

SCORE has helped me by defining the role to take in my business and how to work on my business instead of the day-to-day functions. They even recruited me to be a SCORE volunteer. Read more

Dr. Lisa R. McGuthry
CEO/Boutique Boss, Our Favorite Things Boutique & Event Center
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From new business to Oregon Bride Magazine's Best Wedding Planner and All Around Vendor

Almost every year, we've been able to achieve our financial goals, our number of wedding goals, and our growth goals. Even though this past year has been incredibly rough on the... Read more

Briana Denman
Owner, Planner , The Indigo Bride
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Admin_on-Call, LLC SCORE Success Story

SCORE has played an intricate part in the development of Admin-On-Call, LLC business journey. My first encounter with SCORE was in 1999-2000 while living in Richmond, VA. I... Read more

Eileen L. Collins
Founder/CEO, Admin-On-Call, LLC
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Creating Cozy Sanctuaries Anywhere

Reach objectives, plan for the future, launch the business. Read more

Julia Petrus
Owner, Cozy with Posey
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From Mediocre to Booming

Through Ben, I have learned to do data analysis much more efficiently. I know where my finances are at any given moment and have learned how to do very accurate projections of the... Read more

Maria Conneway
Owner/groomer, TenderCare Pet Salon and Day Spa
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From Corporate to Startup

I needed some mentorship in marketing and sales. I did not really know where to start. Gary helped me tremendously by breaking down the process into smaller steps. He helped me... Read more

Anne-Sophie Le Bloas
CEO, Ravacan Inc.

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