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Pilates on the Bay

When Politte was in the planning phase of opening her studio, she knew she would need a bank loan. Read more

Jennifer Politte
Owner, Pilates on the Bay
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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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Jill Johns International

While this wasn’t Johns’ first venture as a solopreneur, she wanted to make sure her business plan and vision were solid. Read more

Jill Johns
Owner, Jill Johns International
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BalloFlex Fitness

By the time Buckeye came to SCORE for support, she already had a business plan, website, marketing collateral and state business registration. Read more

Julie Buckeye
Owner, BalloFlex Fitness
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Stellar Hair Studio

Cosgrove wanted help writing her business plan, along with encouragement to stay focused. She attended online workshops about the business-plan writing process and also attended a Read more

Erin Cosgrove
Owner, Stellar Hair Studio
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Kingdom Builders LLC & Kingmakers CDC

SCORE mentor Ken Baker worked with the Daniels on how to structure their construction business. Nicole met with Fred Kistler twice weekly for training on QuickBooks. Read more

Rodrick and Nicole Daniels
Owners, Kingdom Builders LLC & Kingmakers CDC
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True North Veterinary Hospital

Mentor Dick Ficke started working with Battenfelder to develop a business plan in 2012. Read more

Dr. Kate Battenfelder
Owner , True North Veterinary Hospital
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Fit to Recover

Acker worked with volunteer mentor Doug McNeil to realize his dream. Read more

Ian Acker
founder and executive director, Fit to Recover
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Barkly Pets

The Barkly team worked with Hal Shelton, who met with the co-founders monthly to discuss raising capital and scaling the business. Read more

Christopher Gonzalez, Dave Comisky and Jim Camut
Co-founders, Barkly
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Kennedy Psychotherapy, PLLC

Kennedy initially worked with Celia Bell to develop a mission statement and marketing plan to make his business stand out and attract more clients. Read more

Brian Kennedy, M.S., LPC-S
Owner , Kennedy Psychotherapy, PLLC
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The Hot Room Indianapolis

First, SCORE mentor helped Kalgaonkar review her business plan — and challenged her with concerns and potential barriers. Kalgaonkar attended a business plan workshop and connected Read more

Hye Jin Kalgaonkar
Owner , The Hot Room Indianapolis

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