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Terra Dura Landscapes

Tom Barton, SCORE mentor and retired CPA, pushed Walsh to build a solid foundation for his business before moving forward with his big ideas. Read more

Andrew Walsh
Terra Dura Landscapes LLC
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AMK Cleaning Services, LLC

Kosharek was connected with her SCORE mentor, John Hepfler, after learning about SCORE at a Women’s Business Conference in Eau Claire, Wis. Read more

Ashley Kosharek
AMK Cleaning Services, LLC
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Strongman Services, LLC

“Get a SCORE mentor right away!” says Littrell. She worked with SCORE to develop effective interviewing techniques with potential employees. Read more

Gisele Littrell
Strongman Services, LLC
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P.I. Roof Maintenance

Johnson began work with SCORE mentor Jim Sadler in 2009 to save his business. He says the most challenging part of turning the business around has been staff and personnel issues. Read more

Joel and Veronica Johnson
Co-Owners, P.I. Roof Maintenance
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Westgate Garden Design

Westgate attended a local SCORE workshop and met with a local mentor, but she found an even stronger connection with P. Read more

Charlene Westgate
Owner, Westgate Garden Design
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Thompson Real Estate Group

“I had one mentor five years ago when the idea was just a glimmer in my eye,” Viola recalls. Read more

Tracy Viola
Owner, Thompson Real Estate Group
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Commercial Energy Systems

SCORE mentor Pat Loftus helped Jim Wolff, the owner, refocus his business model and grow the company’s internal resources, doubling his equipment acquisitions and employee base. Read more

Jim Wolff
Commercial Energy Systems, LLC
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716 Home Inspections

Paolini attended the Starting and Managing Your Own Business workshop, where he learned more about the mentorship opportunities SCORE offers. Read more

James Paolini
Owner, 716 Home Inspections
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Distinctive Bedding

Ruby Russell
Founder, Distinctive Bedding
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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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Solar Alternatives Design

“SCORE was my much-needed introduction into the business world,” Durston says. Read more

Tom Durston
Owner, Solar Alternatives Design

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