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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
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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
T's Divine Sweets President and CEO Tamara Jackson
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T’s Divine Sweets & More, LLC

Jackson developed her business plan with help from SCORE Mid-Shore chapter chair John C. Frank and SCORE mentor George Howie. Read more

Tamara Jackson
President and CEO, T’s Divine Sweets & More, LLC
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Teatopia

In starting Teatopia, Quarles made up for not having a business background by using the business blueprint on SCORE’s website, taking classes, and meeting with SCORE mentor Richard Read more

Reginald Quarles
Owner, Teatopia
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LYFE Recovery Services

SCORE mentors John Strom and Sam Schall helped Payne write a successful business plan and set clear goals for growth. Read more

Stacey Payne
Owner, LYFE Recovery Services
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Briva Health

When she participated in a local SCORE workshop, Guled says she was “very impressed with the material covered at the training and the expertise of the mentors.” She thereafter requ Read more

Hodan Guled
CEO, Briva Health
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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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