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Bridging the Continental Divide: A New Market for American Products Means Global Success

Rhoi Wangila
Managing Partner, NAVA Consulting Group
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X-Cell Tool & Mold

Novel attributes much of this success to the mentorship he received from Mike Vereb and Tony Ciampa at SCORE. Read more

Ron Novel
X-Cell Tool & Mold
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Ruff Rubs Canine Massage Therapy and Acupressure, LLC

Bennett sees her SCORE mentor, Frances Fisher, as one of her business’ greatest assets. Read more

Betty Bennett
Ruff Rubs Canine Massage Therapy and Acupressure, LLC
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Clear View Optix

Donna Catterson found out about SCORE through an article in AARP magazine about small business owners who got their start after turning 50. Read more

Ron Catterson
Clear View Optix
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Lori's Original Lemonade

Volk says SCORE mentors Joe Hausenbauer and Robert Tongen have been instrumental in guiding her through the process of funding her first production runs. Read more

Lori Volk
Lori's Original Lemonade
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Haircuts of St. Lucie West

Darbyshire has known volunteer mentor Kostas “Gus” Gregory for a while and trusted his advice. Read more

Maurice Darbyshire
Franchisee , Haircuts of St. Lucie West
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Engineered by Schildmeier

While Schildmeier was an expert engineer, he didn’t have business experience. His daughter suggested he look into SCORE. Read more

Eugene Schildmeier
Owner, Engineered by Schildmeier
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Ryders Public Safety

“We had never heard of the program,” Abney admits when he recalls hearing about SCORE from a family friend. Read more

Brad Abney and Rick Ryder
Owners, Ryders Public Safety
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Eric & Christopher

Kline was 19 when he started his first printing business, which was also when he first encountered SCORE. Read more

Eric Fausnacht and Christopher Kline
Co-founders, Eric & Christopher
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Aunt Laurie's

“Managing costs is a huge challenge,” Brown says. “The cost of marketing, advertising, web support and social media, and [maintaining] inventory is hard. Read more

Laurie Brown
Owner, Aunt Laurie's