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Fatback's Famous BBQ Sauce

Mitchell began attending SCORE workshops in 2013 as he wrote his business plan. Two years later, he began working with SCORE Mentor Janet Moy, who helped him place his sauce in... Read more

Howard Mitchell Jr.
Owner, Fatback's Famous BBQ Sauce LLC
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Dar's Dirty Dogs

Darlene's mentors were able to assist her by reviewing her business plan and validating her idea and approach for Dar's Dirty Dogs. With her financing set in place, Darlene was... Read more

Darlene Donatiello
Dar's Dirty Dogs
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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. They offer delicious homemade dishes at afforable prices and specialize in... 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. SCORE assisted her by reviewing with her business... 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. They specialize in "Sip & Paint" classes, where you can bring... 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. There are over 20 vendors selling their products all... 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. From puppy to teenager to adult to senior, there are... 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. It had sustained and maintained at a small level but needed to be nurtured to... Read more

Summer Wise
Trendy Trousseau, LLC
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From Mediocre to Booming

Through Ben, I have learned to do data analysis much more efficiently. I know where my finances are at any given moment and have learned how to do very accurate projections of the... Read more

Maria Conneway
Owner/groomer, TenderCare Pet Salon and Day Spa
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From Corporate to Startup

I needed some mentorship in marketing and sales. I did not really know where to start. Gary helped me tremendously by breaking down the process into smaller steps. He helped me... Read more

Anne-Sophie Le Bloas
CEO, Ravacan Inc.
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Mentoring Mentors

Ben Fisco has been a continual reminder of the importance of the "bottom line". He offers ideas and suggestions that are within my ability, keeps me focused and accountable, and... Read more

Tricia Beck
Founder, CEO, Beck Leadership

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