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Fatback's Famous BBQ Sauce

Mitchell began attending SCORE workshops in 2013 as he wrote his business plan. Read more

Howard Mitchell Jr.
Owner, Fatback's Famous BBQ Sauce LLC
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Just a Little Taste of Home

Just a Little Taste of Home opened on April 15, 2014 in Niles, Ohio serving Good Southern Cooking. Read more

Just a Little Taste of Home
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Dar's Dirty Dogs

Darlene after 25 years of working in the corporate world fulfilled her dream of opening a pet grooming store on May 3rd 2014. Read more

Darlene Donatiello
Dar's Dirty Dogs
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Wonderstruck Artisan Market

Wonderstruck Artisan Market & Classes is an artistic multimedia, multi department gift shop with art classes. Read more

Wonderstruck Artisan Market
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The Valley Marketplace

The Valley Marketplace is Ohio's first real farmers market featuring our area's Amish community, selling their homemade goods. Read more

The Valley Marketplace
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The Learning Dog, LLC

The Learning Dog Training & Enrichment Center offers a large variety of classes using non-aversive training methods. Read more

The Learning Dog, LLC
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Trendy Trousseau, LLC

Trendy Trousseau was a small clothing business already established but at a cross roads of growth. Read more

Summer Wise
Trendy Trousseau, LLC
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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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Barley Labs

Chu and Beaudry worked with SCORE mentor Maxine Stern as they launched their business in 2012. “We didn’t want to jump into entrepreneurship blindly,” says Chu. Read more

Scott Beaudry and Theresa Chu
Co-Owners, Barley Labs
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Troy Psychotherapy

Several SCORE mentors helped Babushkin open a second location for his business in downtown Detroit. Read more

Anton Babushkin
Owner, Troy Psychotherapy

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