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LightSource Energy
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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
Zepher logo
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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
Access Advocates
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Access Advocates

Falstad first sought out mentoring from SCORE in 2011. SCORE mentors helped Falstad develop the basic structure for his business, preparing him to rebrand as Access Advocates. Read more

Hank Falstad
Access Advocates
Château Staffing
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Château Staffing

Before seeking out a mentor, Maya made a list of traits she was looking for. Read more

Maya Djokic and Bernard Djokic
Château Staffing
Heeluxe, LLC
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Heeluxe, LLC

Gray sought mentoring after a falling out with a business partner made him realize that he needed to be able to run his business by himself. Read more

Geoffrey Alan Gray, DPT
Heeluxe, LLC
 Pink Entourage
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Pink Entourage

Dinger’s SCORE mentors Charles Dye and Larry Matte helped her launch her products and improve her financial know-how to increase revenue and make her business successful. Dinger ad Read more

Agnet Dinger
Pink Entourage
Ase Kreationz, LLC
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Ase Kreationz, LLC

Revolus worked with SCORE mentor Barry Skalka, who she says “has been a help every step of the way.” Skalka helped her set up her LLC and find a bookkeeper, and worked with her on Read more

Diana Revolus
Ase Kreationz, LLC
Progressive Dimensions
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Progressive Dimensions

Cassidy worked with SCORE mentor Chuck Dye. Cassidy says, “I didn’t go to college to study business but what I needed to know to succeed, Chuck taught me. Read more

Edward Cassidy
Progressive Dimensions
Handsome Painting
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Handsome Painting

Hausted took advantage of the SCORE mentoring program and learned Quickbooks with Karen Brown. Read more

Nick Hausted
Handsome Painting

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