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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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What To Do With An Idea? Make It A Reality With Help From SCORE!

I am fortunate to have several amazing SCORE mentors. I found Dana Connon on the SCORE website, sent her an email, and then set up an in-person meeting. Dana offered resources,... Read more

Shirley Washington
Inventor/Founder, Sway-Oh, LLC
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Building Business and Legacy

SCORE has helped me by defining the role to take in my business and how to work on my business instead of the day-to-day functions. They even recruited me to be a SCORE volunteer. Read more

Dr. Lisa R. McGuthry
CEO/Boutique Boss, Our Favorite Things Boutique & Event Center
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From new business to Oregon Bride Magazine's Best Wedding Planner and All Around Vendor

Almost every year, we've been able to achieve our financial goals, our number of wedding goals, and our growth goals. Even though this past year has been incredibly rough on the... Read more

Briana Denman
Owner, Planner , The Indigo Bride
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Admin_on-Call, LLC SCORE Success Story

SCORE has played an intricate part in the development of Admin-On-Call, LLC business journey. My first encounter with SCORE was in 1999-2000 while living in Richmond, VA. I... Read more

Eileen L. Collins
Founder/CEO, Admin-On-Call, LLC

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