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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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Alaska Perfect Peony

Shoultz works with SCORE mentor Bryan Zak, who she has consulted with about potentially exporting her peonies. Read more

Rita Jo Shoultz
Owner, Alaska Perfect Peony
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Friends Interpreting Services

Friends worked with SCORE mentor Nathan Idio, who she met with through video conference calls using a remote ASL interpreter. Read more

Alice Anne Friends
Owner, Friends Interpreting Services, LLC
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GREAT WINE

Lin’s director of brand marketing, Michella Chiu, first sought out mentoring from SCORE and eventually, Lin joined her. Read more

Danni Lin
Founder and CEO , GREAT WINE
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WeCo Accessibility Services

Wehrman has made use of SCORE’s workshops on issues ranging from email marketing to business planning to human resources management. Read more

Lynn Wehrman
Owner, WeCo Accessibility Services
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Be Still Float Studio

Schimpff first encountered SCORE when she went to the Jacksonville Chamber of Commerce to research statistics. Read more

Gina Schimpff
Owner, Be Still Float Studio
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Blue Door Beads

Before launching Blue Door Beads, Mancini reached out to SCORE for help with her business plan. Read more

Sara Mancini
Owner, Blue Door Beads
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Buckner Management & Technology, Inc.

Tonya worked with SCORE mentor Fred Elam, who helped her and Michael with their rebranding efforts. Read more

Tonya Buckner
CEO/President, Buckner Management & Technology, Inc.
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Stride, Inc.

Back in the 80s, when Barbara was starting out on her own, SCORE helped with machinery and mechanical problems. Read more

Kerry Bertram
Owner, Stride, Inc.
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NKO Global Security Solutions

Olivas attended several SCORE workshops and worked with SCORE mentor William Woods on developing a business plan. He and Williams continue to meet regularly. Read more

Luis Olivas
Owner, NKO Global Security Solutions

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