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PRP ( Professional Resource Partners )

Score mentors gave valuable advice in making critical hiring and termination decisions, focusing effectively on cash management, assessing various financing strategies, and... Read more

Stefanie Wichansky
Founder, PRP ( Professional Resource Partners )
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P-nuff Crunch Healthy Snacks

Juan and Peter soon realized the need to add marketing expertise. Fortunately, SCORE Northwest has a mentor with a background in marketing food products, so they brought in Vinita... Read more

Dr. Juan Salinas
Founder, P-nuff Crunch
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P-nuff Crunch Healthy Snacks

Juan and Peter soon realized the need to add marketing expertise. Fortunately, SCORE Northwest has a mentor with a background in marketing food products, so they brought in Vinita... Read more

Dr. Juan Salinas
Owner, P-nuff Crunch
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MYdashboardPLANNER - DeclutterYour Mind & Unleash Your Power

The expression is – “you get what you pay for” and some believe that a free resource can’t be any good. However, a volunteer mentor is there because they want to be. They want to... Read more

Gail Kreitzer
MYdashboardPLANNER
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Ava's Cupcakes Shoppe & Cafe

Michelle Spell
Ava's Cupcakes Shoppe & Cafe
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Canine Country Club of the Lake (Password - love)

Multiple SCORE Mentors provided support. The Mentors developed location criteria, professional resources, business conceptualization. SCORE helped to develop the concept of multi-... Read more

Jodi Brooks
Canine Country Club of the Lake (Password - love)
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Starseed Bakery

“At each stage of building my business, I was referred to members who were experts in their particular field, so I was continually guided in the areas I needed to address at the... Read more

Linda Beg
Starseed Bakery
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Enchanted Thyme Entertainment Finds Success Using SCORE as Resource

While attending an SBA seminar in Manhattan in early 2007, Ariane learned about SCORE and its free small business mentoring services. She began meeting with New York City SCORE... Read more

Ariane Smith
Enchanted Thyme Entertainment
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Covid-19 made me do it: How I pivoted my business during the pandemic.

I’ve been lucky to have my SCORE mentor for over a year now. She has served as a steady guide by keeping me on track with my business goals.  Read more

Christine Elder
Sole Proprietor, Christine Elder Illustration & Design
Sway-Oh icon with product name
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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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