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True North Veterinary Hospital

Mentor Dick Ficke started working with Battenfelder to develop a business plan in 2012. But a non-compete contract meant she had to put her plan aside for a while and focus on her... Read more

Dr. Kate Battenfelder
Owner , True North Veterinary Hospital
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Extendher

“We knew we had an amazing product, but had found it difficult to turn it into true business, rather than a hobby,” Messier remembers. And the expenses required to transform an... Read more

Maria Messier and Joanne Frank
Owner, Extendher
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Dr. Sue's Chocolates

Dr. Sue hadn’t been an entrepreneur before. Lacking business experience she turned to researching how to start a small business. That is where she learned of SCORE. She was amazed... Read more

Dr Sue Williams
Founder, Chocolatier & Physician, Dr. Sue's Chocolates
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Music Admin

When a friend heard about Reagan’s business idea, she recommended getting in touch with SCORE. She teamed up with Henry Lopez, whom she initially met about three times each month... Read more

Nischelle Reagan
Owner, Music Admin
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The Australian Walkabout Inn Bed & Breakfast

“After the first quarter of 2015, I noticed that my business had started to decline a bit,” Griffin recalls. “It was certainly not at a panic level yet, but I didn’t want to wait... Read more

Lynne Griffin
Owner, The Australian Walkabout Inn Bed & Breakfast
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MetroTex Landscape Management

Melton attended a SCORE accounting workshop and met with volunteer mentor Chuck Rudnick. With Rudnick’s guidance, Melton reviewed and refined his business plan “that was simple... Read more

Eric Melton
Owner, MetroTex Landscape Management
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Pristine Reflections

Mentors Rick Norman and Fern White helped Pristine Reflections determine marketing strategies. White focused on online marketing, SEO, and website development, while Norman helped... Read more

Michael and Amber Miller
Owners, Pristine Reflections
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Molli Sauces

Launching Molli Sauces was an educational experience for Rodrigo Salas. “I didn’t have a food technology background, so I had to go back to school to learn how to safely process... Read more

Rodrigo Salas
Molli Sauces
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Music Admin

When a friend heard about Reagan’s business idea, she recommended getting in touch with SCORE. She teamed up with Henry Lopez, whom she initially met about three times each month... Read more

Nischelle Reagan
Owner, Music Admin
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Zepher

Mack met SCORE mentor Larry Bunyard at a Portland-area economic development event, and introduced Bunyard to Stolz. The pair scheduled one-on-one meetings to determine the most... Read more

Adam Stolz
Customer Program Manager, Zepher
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Homestead Beer Co.

"Without SCORE I don’t know that we would have been able to open. They helped us understand what the banks were going to be looking for and helped introduce us to the team that... Read more

Adam Rhodes and Kevin Atkinson
Co-Owners, Homestead Beer Co.
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Specs4Us

Volunteer mentors Jon Slaybaugh and Richard Coyne have assisted Dellapina throughout the growth of her company. “They help me stand outside the box and look inside piece by piece... Read more

Maria Dellapina
founder and CEO, Specs4Us

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