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Perfectly Pennsylvania

“Retail was the furthest thing from my mind during all those years,” DeKlinski says.  “A friend and I staffed a kiosk at a local farmers market twice a week and I got hooked on... Read more

Karen DeKlinski
Owner / Founder, Perfectly Pennsylvania
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Blind Spot Nutbutters

After renting space in a commercial kitchen, SCORE mentors helped Karan navigate local ordinances to get permission to turn her garage into a workshop. “Being able to have... Read more

Sheri Karan
Blind Spot Nutbutters
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Whisk Culinary Services LLC

Through SCORE, I have had the opportunity to meet and network with business persons with a diversity of interests and levels of experience. On the whole, mentors and others I've... Read more

Laura Cochran
Whisk Culinary Services LLC
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Perfectly Pennsylvania

Karen says, “SCORE is one of the first places to go when you start a business. You’re dealing with something brand new, and their advice and moral support is critical to making it... Read more

Karen DeKlinski
Perfectly Pennsylvania
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Red Lion Custom Woodworks

“I had very informative and productive meetings with SCORE counselors and I plan on having more in the near future.” SCORE counseling is always free and it’s for existing... Read more

Felix Milner
Red Lion Custom Woodworks
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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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Remote SCORE Mentoring a Huge Success

Michael Siegel, from the Savannah SCORE chapter, has been an invaluable part of my success. I was connected with him through the SCORE website mostly because of his work in the... Read more

Cheryl W. Smith
Owner, Consider It Done Transition Services
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Overnight Success; 20 years later

Several ways!! He helped me to understand financial reports and financing. How credit works, how to get it, and what to use it for. He gave me confidence to move forward even when... Read more

Tracee Murphy
CEO/Principal Designer, Trade Mark Interiors, Inc.

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