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Active Defender

I learned about business plans and how to get the ideas for running the business out of my head and onto paper where I could get a team moving together in the same direction with... Read more

James Boyte
Owner, Active Defender
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Lynette's Bakery & Cafe

The SCORE Team of counselors review of the business plan financials and ongoing follow up contact with Lynette’s Team has been an effective sounding board for reviewing current... Read more

Lynette Bofil
Owner, Lynette's Bakery & Cafe
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Juvo Medspa

“Each mentor would look at my business plan in a different way,” said Lupkas, who is a veteran and retired anesthesiologist. “That was good because it was helpful to me to have to... Read more

Dr. Ray and Michele Lupkas
Owners, Juvo Medspa
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This Little Piggy

“I had never owned a business,” Ailer said, of her decision to reach out to the SCORE Sandhills Chapter, a free resource service staffed by volunteer mentors. “They were able to... Read more

Noga Ailer
Owner, This Little Piggy
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Elite Academy of Dance

The advice and counsel of Sandhills SCORE helped guide us in the right direction and avoid pitfalls on many issues, especially in our purchasing the building at 105 Turner Street... Read more

Kevin Kelly & , Nicole Primavera-Vogt
Owners, Elite Academy of Dance, Inc.
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Creating Cozy Sanctuaries Anywhere

Reach objectives, plan for the future, launch the business. Read more

Julia Petrus
Owner, Cozy with Posey
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From Corporate to Startup

I needed some mentorship in marketing and sales. I did not really know where to start. Gary helped me tremendously by breaking down the process into smaller steps. He helped me... Read more

Anne-Sophie Le Bloas
CEO, Ravacan Inc.
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Mentoring Mentors

Ben Fisco has been a continual reminder of the importance of the "bottom line". He offers ideas and suggestions that are within my ability, keeps me focused and accountable, and... Read more

Tricia Beck
Founder, CEO, Beck Leadership
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Overnight Success; 20 years later

Several ways!! He helped me to understand financial reports and financing. How credit works, how to get it, and what to use it for. He gave me confidence to move forward even when... Read more

Tracee Murphy
CEO/Principal Designer, Trade Mark Interiors, Inc.
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REDCON Solutions Group (REDCON)

Our monthly meetings allow me to stay focused on the strategies we have developed. Having a clear set of valid and attainable goals has helped my business experience significant... Read more

Kyle Evans
President/CEO, REDCON Solutions Group (REDCON)
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Converting One's Passion into a Full Time Job!

I have used multiple SCORE eGuides and articles to help gain a better understanding of what is needed to have a healthy Profit & Loss Statement, as well as establish a clear... Read more

Patricia Burmicky
Founder, PhotoUno Photography School and Patricia Burmicky Photography
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Occupational Services Grows With the Help of SCORE

Our mentor has been there since day one. Answering any and all questions that needed attention. Having a wealth of knowledge a call or click away has provided me with knowledge... Read more

Shelby Edward Meyer
President , Superior Screening Services, Inc.

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