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LightSource Energy

Sandberg began meeting with a SCORE mentor two months before launching the business. Read more

Robert Sandberg
LightSource Energy
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Zepher

Mack met SCORE mentor Larry Bunyard at a Portland-area economic development event, and introduced Bunyard to Stolz. Read more

Adam Stolz
Customer Program Manager, Zepher
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Circle Studio

When I first began working with a mentor; I was in a word, terrified. It was such a big investment and decision; I felt anxious and lost. Read more

Kari Koch / Lynnea Amend
Circle Studio
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Portland Transmission Warehouse

Bradshaw went to Portland SCORE, where he began working with a team of volunteer mentors to address concerns such as inventory management, information technology upgrades and estab Read more

John Bradshaw
Portland Transmission Warehouse
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Alaska Perfect Peony

Shoultz works with SCORE mentor Bryan Zak, who she has consulted with about potentially exporting her peonies. Read more

Rita Jo Shoultz
Owner, Alaska Perfect Peony
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Friends Interpreting Services

Friends worked with SCORE mentor Nathan Idio, who she met with through video conference calls using a remote ASL interpreter. Read more

Alice Anne Friends
Owner, Friends Interpreting Services, LLC
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GREAT WINE

Lin’s director of brand marketing, Michella Chiu, first sought out mentoring from SCORE and eventually, Lin joined her. Read more

Danni Lin
Founder and CEO , GREAT WINE
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WeCo Accessibility Services

Wehrman has made use of SCORE’s workshops on issues ranging from email marketing to business planning to human resources management. Read more

Lynn Wehrman
Owner, WeCo Accessibility Services
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Be Still Float Studio

Schimpff first encountered SCORE when she went to the Jacksonville Chamber of Commerce to research statistics. Read more

Gina Schimpff
Owner, Be Still Float Studio
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Blue Door Beads

Before launching Blue Door Beads, Mancini reached out to SCORE for help with her business plan. Read more

Sara Mancini
Owner, Blue Door Beads
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Buckner Management & Technology, Inc.

Tonya worked with SCORE mentor Fred Elam, who helped her and Michael with their rebranding efforts. Read more

Tonya Buckner
CEO/President, Buckner Management & Technology, Inc.

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