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LightSource Energy

Sandberg began meeting with a SCORE mentor two months before launching the business. He checks in with SCORE on a semi-monthly basis, and Sandberg calls his late mentor Robert ... 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. The pair scheduled one-on-one meetings to determine the most... 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. My mentor and the other incredible... 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... Read more

John Bradshaw
Portland Transmission Warehouse
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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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It Is All Downhill From Here

My SCORE mentor(s) helped me draft a business plan. They also reviewed all of the documentation I was required to complete in order to begin working independently. Finally, they... Read more

Michael Nagle
CEO/Consultant, Ashling Digital Inc.
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REDCON Solutions Group (REDCON)

Our monthly meetings allow me to stay focused on the strategies we have developed. Having a clear set of valid and attainable goals has helped my business experience significant... Read more

Kyle Evans
President/CEO, REDCON Solutions Group (REDCON)
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Advanced Behavior Treatment

SCORE has opened our eyes to the benefits of going into a partnership and educated us on reasons many partnerships succeed or fail. They also helped us identify areas of strength... Read more

Rich Neal/Tariq Farr
CEO/President, Advanced Behavior Treatment
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Back From Extinction After 40 years!

I attended all the SCORE workshops in 1993 when I invented the Sandbagger. They were very helpful with getting a small women-owned business loan. My current mentor has been... Read more

Stacey Kohler
CEO & Founder, Kiddy Crawler LLC
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Converting One's Passion into a Full Time Job!

I have used multiple SCORE eGuides and articles to help gain a better understanding of what is needed to have a healthy Profit & Loss Statement, as well as establish a clear... Read more

Patricia Burmicky
Founder, PhotoUno Photography School and Patricia Burmicky Photography
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Ursula's About Phace Rittenhouse Studio

SCORE has helped me in the most profound way by introducing me to my mentor Mr. Mark Maguire. SCORE also helps me with information and resources to better understand my business... Read more

Ursula Augustine
Owner/Makeup Artist, Ursula's About Phace Rittenhouse Studio

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