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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. 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. 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 i Read more

Kevin Kelly & , Nicole Primavera-Vogt
Owners, Elite Academy of Dance, Inc.
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Anita's Biscottis

SCORE mentor Chet Shoop helped Skrocki start her business. Read more

Anita Skrocki
Owner, Anita's Biscottis
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Be That Person Inc.

Coffman chose SCORE because it was one of the few programs available to organizations that had not yet filed for 501(c)3 status. Coffman worked with SCORE mentor Barb Ellerbrook. Read more

Nakia Coffman
Executive Director, Be That Person Inc.
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Access Advocates

Falstad first sought out mentoring from SCORE in 2011. SCORE mentors helped Falstad develop the basic structure for his business, preparing him to rebrand as Access Advocates. Read more

Hank Falstad
Access Advocates
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Château Staffing

Before seeking out a mentor, Maya made a list of traits she was looking for. Read more

Maya Djokic and Bernard Djokic
Founders, Château Staffing
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Heeluxe, LLC

Gray sought mentoring after a falling out with a business partner made him realize that he needed to be able to run his business by himself. Read more

Geoffrey Alan Gray, DPT
Heeluxe, LLC

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