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The Resale Shop

SCORE mentor Ted Brooks helped Steward write a business plan and a cash flow spreadsheet. Brooks also assisted in creating job descriptions for the manager and volunteers. Read more

Lisa Steward
Founder, The Resale Shop
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The Beeswax Co.

SCORE mentor Bob Paino assisted Flores in finding, obtaining, and negotiating the new accounts that helped her to exceed this year’s sales goals. Read more

Christine Flores
The Beeswax Co.
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Joshua’s Stage

Levy attended a variety of SCORE workshops on marketing, branding, accounting, and human resources management. Read more

Joshua Levy
Joshua’s Stage
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Kennedy Psychotherapy, PLLC

Kennedy initially worked with Celia Bell to develop a mission statement and marketing plan to make his business stand out and attract more clients. Read more

Brian Kennedy, M.S., LPC-S
Owner , Kennedy Psychotherapy, PLLC
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Texas High Energy Materials

Perez attended workshops on business planning, QuickBooks accounting, and conducting business with the federal government. Read more

Al Perez
Owner, Texas High Energy Materials
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Toybrary Austin

Wilson connected with Celia Bell, who guided her through the steps of opening her business. Read more

Liza Wilson
Owner, Toybrary Austin
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UR Fit Wellness Center

Ramirez learned about SCORE through one of his MBA classes, and met with mentor Bob Paino. “I really was seeking general advice,” Ramirez says. Read more

Xavier Ramirez
Owner, UR Fit Wellness Center
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Bagel Dots

SCORE mentors Judy Myers and Raj Mashruwala supported Garehgrat and Patel as they transformed their business from a catered corporate breakfast snack to a supermarket retail item. Read more

Aarti Garehgrat and Purav Patel
Bagel Dots
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Black Hills Leasing & Property Management

Nowlan sought out mentoring from SCORE after she was approached with an offer to purchase another leasing and property management company. Read more

Jamie Nowlan
Black Hills Leasing & Property Management
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Professional Dog Mom

An early customer referred Benge to SCORE just as she was launching, and Benge has been attending workshops and meeting with mentors ever since. Initially, Benge sought mentoring t Read more

Tonda Benge
Professional Dog Mom
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Kathryn DePalma Music Services

DePalma attended SCORE’s small business orientation on her days off and worked with two mentors, including Dave Baier, who she says, “always gives us the guidance, experience and i Read more

Kathryn DePalma
Kathryn DePalma Music Services

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