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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... Read more

Brad Westerman
Franchisee, College Hunks Hauling Junk & Moving of Northern Virginia
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All American Marine

Matt has always stressed that he did a business plan for every business he got into, before he would even consider the business. SCORE's business plan gallery offers a variety of... Read more

Matt and Nina Mullett
Owners, All American Marine
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E-Business Experts

During his sessions with volunteer mentor Judith Edwards, who recommended a company called SiteSell, which offered training for building a successful website for an online... Read more

Douglas Lee
Owner, E-Business Experts
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A Rustic Feeling

Geitz endured a challenging first year as a small business owner. While her designs were selling quickly, she struggled to tend to aspects of the business like financials, social... Read more

Mary Geitz
Owner , A Rustic Feeling
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Touright Bicycle Shop

“We knew experience is the best teacher, so we couldn’t go wrong in reaching out to a SCORE mentor who had successfully run a small business,” David recalls. The couple has worked... Read more

David and Susan Sperstad
Owners, Touright Bicycle Shop
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Tricia Parker Communications

Parker turned to SCORE when she wanted a second opinion on her brand positioning and her website. “I also needed the motivation to actually sit down and develop a business plan,”... Read more

Tricia Parker
Principal, Tricia Parker Communications
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Solar Alternatives Design

“SCORE was my much-needed introduction into the business world,” Durston says. “As a university graduate and career employee of a federal agency, I had developed analytical skills... Read more

Tom Durston
Owner, Solar Alternatives Design
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Faith Equestrian Therapeutic Center

FETC is now celebrating 11 years of serving our community. We now have an annual budget of over $200,000 and serve 150 children. The success of our business is directly associated... Read more

Bonnie Rachael
Owner/CEO, Faith Equestrian Therapeutic Center
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Nantucket Spider

While they had a good product, neither Busch nor Jack had a business background. After learning that Busch had struggled with a business plan template, mentor Barry Skalka asked... Read more

Jeffrey Busch and Nancy Jack
Owners, Nantucket Spider
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Mom Made Peeks, LLC

“I think as a new business it is really helpful to get as much outside input as possible. People who aren’t family or friends might see things differently or be able to say things... Read more

Emily Blomberg
CABOOSEE
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MedWise Billing and MedWise Insurance Advocacy

Gross has been using SCORE resources for at least 11 years, and says she is extremely grateful for not only the knowledge of the mentors and the content available to her, but also... Read more

Adria Gross
CEO and Founder, MedWise Billing and MedWise Insurance Advocacy
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Coping With Dementia

“Our business is unique,” Selsavage explains. “We are aware of no other organization that is deploying the concepts of person-centered, compassionate dementia care to family... Read more

Deborah Salsavage
President and CEO, Coping With Dementia

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