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Wash Land

Markeson calls SCORE mentor Peter Ryerson his “life coach.” He says, “I can sometimes get wrapped up in my day-to-day and he will call me and check to see where I am on ‘number thr Read more

Chris Markeson
Wash Land
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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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Karoun Yoga

“Len was the first person I felt comfortable showing all the facts to,” Charkoudian admits. “He was really able to look at my numbers without judgement. Read more

Karoun Charkoudian
Owner, Karoun Yoga
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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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Laura Gmeinder Coaching & Consulting

Not long after she started, Gmeinder realized that she wasn’t fully playing to her strengths in the services she offered. Read more

Laura Gmeinder
Owner, Laura Gmeinder Coaching & Consulting, LLCFounder & Leading Lady
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Mind&Melody

During an epic 3-hour meeting, SCORE mentor John Hosler helped Koff and Rodriguez understand the ins and outs of founding a 501c(3) organization. Read more

Vice-President and Co-Founder, Mind&Melody
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Sisters for Seniors

Since neither of the sisters had owned a formal business before, they know there was a lot they didn’t know about running a successful company. Read more

Stacey Kroll and Stephanie Steffens
Owners, Sisters for Seniors
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Zero to Hero Nutrition

McKiernan explains that perception was a big obstacle when she was first starting her practice. Read more

Fiona McKiernan
Owner, Zero to Hero Nutrition
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Anakh Leadership Coaching LLC

I really appreciate the energy at my local SCORE chapter. The individuals involved with SCORE are passionate about small business and achieving success. Read more

Cindy M. Nelson
Owner and Certified Coach, Anakh Leadership Coaching LLC
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Competitive Edge Sports Performance Center

Evans sought mentoring from SCORE because he wanted someone who had been in his shoes to guide him through small-business obstacles. Read more

Monte Evans
Owner, Competitive Edge Sports Performance Program

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