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End Kids Cancer

The premise of SCORE - having individuals with massive amounts of experience offering to help--is a foolish thing to not take advantage of. The individuals I worked with have... Read more

Frank Kalman
Founder and Executive Director, End Kids Cancer
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Sloco Massage + Wellness Spa

SCORE helped me learn to value myself and my business. As a massage therapist, it is an ongoing struggle because you want to share your work and make it accessible to as many as... Read more

Natasha Prybala
Owner, Sloco Massage + Wellness Spa
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Green Clean Machine

I contacted SCORE to gain wisdom and guidance from people who have been through the ups and downs of businesses. I wanted to know what it was like to have a business from... Read more

Meaghan McVicker
Owner, Sole Proprietor , Green Clean Machine
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Lookie Loops

Chenot says: “SCORE has given me inspiration to pursue big goals! Whether it’s through a workshop, webinar, one-on-one mentoring I have felt encouraged and supported along the way... Read more

Carol Chenot
Owner, Lookie Loops
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GrowthSpurts Child Development Facility, LLC

Although Boswell has an extensive background in childcare, she needed guidance and support when it came to business operations. Boswell’s mentors - Carol Kerwin, Don Schlotterbeck... Read more

Bre Boswell
Owner, GrowthSpurts Child Development Facility, LLC
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SLOFLY

SCORE mentor Scott Hillis helped Barden from the time he first conceived of the store until the grand opening over a year later (when they finally met face-to-face). Barden... Read more

Doug Barden
SLOFLY
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Cadence Insoles

“Sometimes we had questions that we couldn’t get answers for, no matter how many Google searches we did,” Hinds recalls. “We needed advice from real people with real experiences... Read more

John Hinds
Owner, Cadence Insoles
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Zero to Hero Nutrition

McKiernan explains that perception was a big obstacle when she was first starting her practice. People would ask why she was going to open an office when she didn’t have any... Read more

Fiona McKiernan
Owner, Zero to Hero Nutrition
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SLO Fresh Catch

SLO Fresh Catch's Margie Hurd -  "I was a fumbling, frantic new business owner when a customer said, “Call SCORE, they can help you.  An English major by education, I was... Read more

Margie Hurd
SLO Fresh Catch
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Doc Burnsteins

Doc Burnstein’s Greg Steinberger -  “SCORE guided us as I opened my doors in 2003 and again as I expanded. The value of these experienced mentors is priceless”. Doc Burnstein’s... Read more

Greg Steinberger
Doc Burnsteins
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Accurate Welding & Manufacturing

Accurate Welding & Manufacturing's Scott and Ann Crutcher -  “Your expertise and willingness to share it is very helpful to us. We now have a much clearer idea what exactly we... Read more

Scott and Ann Crutcher
Accurate Welding & Manufacturing
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Inner Light Interior Design

Inner Light Interior Design's Erica Gomez -  “My counselors were pleasant and supportive, their mention that I am well organized, I have carried with me as a strength. As a small... Read more

Erica Gomez
Inner Light Interior Design

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