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Clipper Landscaping

Collins attended workshops on how to start and grow a business along with building effective business websites. Read more

Kent Collins
Clipper Landscaping
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Blue Current Brewery

“Idea first, expertise later,” Ford said. SCORE mentors Steve Hershfield and Dick Krause met with Ford 18 times over the two years it took to get his business up and running.  Hers Read more

Daniel Ford
Blue Current Brewery
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Cloth Interiors

Cardinelli contacted SCORE and was connected with Sanford “Sandy” Carlisle, a retired executive who volunteers as an online mentor. Read more

Teri Cardinelli
Cloth Interiors
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Aviva Esthetics

"What I didn't have was the experience to navigate the tricky challenges of starting a company: financial forecasting, legal issues, insurance, lease negotiations," she said. Read more

Alisha Finneran
Aviva Esthetics
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Pedal Power Cycle

Steve and Janice spent many hours discussing the idea before deciding to seek experienced help from Seacoast SCORE Chapter 185.  They worked for more than 50 hours with counselors Read more

Steve and Janice Bakula
Pedal Power Cycle
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Janegee

Gee attended two SCORE workshops at her local Seacoast chapter that focused on how to start a business and how to use the internet for business success. Read more

Jane Gee
Janegee
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Cheshire Clubfitting & Repair

"Bud Murdock had the local knowledge that I needed. Without him, many of my marketing ideas would have gone in the wrong direction." - Tony "Doc" Richter Read more

Tony "Doc" Richter
Owner, Cheshire Clubfitting & Repair
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Nepal Tea LLC

SCORE mentor Susan Melamud met with Banskota initially and connected him to Vivek Bendre, who had many years of experience in importing. Read more

Nishchal Banskota
Nepal Tea LLC
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CPR Wrap

Jackson says, “Everything that is happening to my company started with my first mentor session with SCORE of Chattanooga.” She went into that meeting afraid and unsure, but came ou Read more

Felicia Jackson
CPR Wrap
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Whole Fresh Foods, Inc.

SCORE mentor Ken Heller helped John evaluate every aspect of his business, from employee management and financing to marketing. Read more

John Zhao
Whole Fresh Foods, Inc.
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Bagel Dots

SCORE mentors Judy Myers and Raj Mashruwala supported Garehgrat and Patel as they transformed their business from a catered corporate breakfast snack to a supermarket retail item. Read more

Aarti Garehgrat and Purav Patel
Bagel Dots

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