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Hope Renovations

Working with Carl Baumann, Nora developed a business plan and says, “I absolutely attribute our success to having that very thorough and intentional business focused blueprint... Read more

Nora Spencer
Owner, Hope Renovations
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Grace Physical Therapy and Pelvic Health

Working with Marcia Ladd and Arlene Kaplan, Dr. Grace credits SCORE with being an impartial advisor she can trust to consistently provide good information in a timely fashion. She... Read more

Dr. Erika Grace
Owner, Grace Physical Therapy and Pelvic Health
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Barley Labs: Celebrate Your Love of Beer, Dogs and SCORE!

Chu and Beaudry worked with SCORE mentor Maxine Stern as they launched their business in 2012. “We didn’t want to jump into entrepreneurship blindly,” says Chu. Stern helped the... Read more

Scott Beaudry and Theresa Chu
Co-Owners, Barley Labs
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Neomega Nutritionals, LLC

Beres worked with her SCORE mentor, Alan Fenwick, to apply for grants. Fenwick also advised her on issues regarding financial planning, forecasting, cash flow, and market research... Read more

Judit Beres
Neomega Nutritionals, LLC
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Triangle Area Polo Club

The club has grown over the years, but Brooks wanted to take it to the next level. He attended a SCORE business planning class at the Chapel Hill Chamber of Commerce, where he met... Read more

David Brooks
Owner, Triangle Area Polo Club
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Seal the Seasons

“I had never taken a business class before or done any sort of formal business training,” Mateer says. He looked to SCORE to talk through problems like working with vendors and... Read more

Patrick Mateer
Owner, Seal the Seasons
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Every.Black

Davies asked SCORE mentors for guidance with sales and marketing for his new project. He’s also attended several workshops over the past few years, including sessions on social... Read more

Jimmy Davies
Owner, Every.Black
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Ms. Tasha's Transit Service

After attending a SCORE workshop, Drake knew she needed one-on-one help planning her business. While she had an associate’s degree in accounting and was a registered tax preparer... Read more

Latasha Drake
Owner, Ms. Tasha's Transit Service
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Norm's Farms

As Norm’s Farms grew quickly, the Lenhardts knew they would need to bring on more and more help to meet demand. “We needed help finding investors and understanding the investors’... Read more

Ann and Rodger Lenhardt
Owners, Norm's Farms
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Belgian Waffle Crafters

Since Kerckhof was launching his business after fewer than two years in the United States, he had a lot to learn, from how to run his truck to simply where to park it. SCORE... Read more

Francois Kerckhof
Owner, Belgian Waffle Crafters
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What To Do With An Idea? Make It A Reality With Help From SCORE!

I am fortunate to have several amazing SCORE mentors. I found Dana Connon on the SCORE website, sent her an email, and then set up an in-person meeting. Dana offered resources,... Read more

Shirley Washington
Inventor/Founder, Sway-Oh, LLC
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Building Business and Legacy

SCORE has helped me by defining the role to take in my business and how to work on my business instead of the day-to-day functions. They even recruited me to be a SCORE volunteer. Read more

Dr. Lisa R. McGuthry
CEO/Boutique Boss, Our Favorite Things Boutique & Event Center

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