“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. My friends and family were... Read more
SCORE mentors helped with the important first step: determining whether the business could ever be profitable before Kotowitz committed to buying the country club. SCORE helped... Read more
Ruiz had been waitlisting families for tutoring services for three consecutive years, so she knew she needed help growing her business. When she overheard a conversation about... Read more
Darbyshire has known volunteer mentor Kostas “Gus” Gregory for a while and trusted his advice. “He told me about SCORE over golf one day and given his past experience and mine I... Read more
Bates first met SCORE volunteer mentor Rick Scofield in 2009, when he was working on a clothing product he had developed. He reconnected with Scofield in May 2017, about a year... Read more
“We have a small staff size, so any time we have turnover it is felt across the agency,” Lessnau says. “Meeting our strategic goals has been difficult as we do not have the... Read more
Westgate attended a local SCORE workshop and met with a local mentor, but she found an even stronger connection with P. Simon Mahler, who offered mentoring online.
“The best thing... Read more
“I had one mentor five years ago when the idea was just a glimmer in my eye,” Viola recalls. “Once I graduated from college and started to set up my business I went to SCORE again... Read more
Laroche first connected with SCORE through a networking event that, a few weeks later, helped her land her first client. “The workshops have been helpful and the guidance and... Read more
Sanchez sought mentoring just as he was growing out of his home office. He wanted someone who could help him lay the framework for his business and broaden his clientele. SCORE... Read more
McKinney connected with a mentor in Desserts Out The Jar And More’s early days, seeking validation for her business idea.
“I sought a SCORE mentor because I was unsure of how to... Read more
Between 2009 and 2013, 100 percent of Advocations’ revenue was from one client. Because the company’s revenues were growing, Haaser didn’t see any issues with this particular... Read more