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MagicMusic Productions

After almost three decades in business, MagicMusic has expanded beyond the capacity of a single individual and Judy is ready to turn over the reins to someone else. The Pandolfi's... Read more

Judy Pandolfi
MagicMusic Productions
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Poppington’s

The Augustyns sought out mentoring from SCORE for help with organizing daily operations and creating a production schedule. Rose says SCORE mentor Dave Esch has become “our go-to... Read more

Rose and Bob Augustyn
Poppington’s
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Sum Bar

Source: Evan Peter Smith of Upstate Business Journal For Khailing Neoh, it makes sense that the literal translation of the Chinese term “dim sum” is “touching heart.” Neoh has... Read more

Khailing Neoh
Owner and Founder, Sum Bar
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Mainstreet Art Centre

While Johnson felt confident that she could run Mainstreet Art Centre as its sole owner, she had no idea about how to proceed with the buyout, particularly since the partner... Read more

Frankie Johnson
Mainstreet Art Centre
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Language Loop

Torres contacted Chicago SCORE and began working with volunteer mentors Michael Koen and Roger Loeffler in both face-to-face and online mentoring sessions.  Over several months, ... Read more

Johanna Torres
Language Loop
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Helping Individuals Succeed Agency

Whenever Derschaun needs help with a business-related issue, she will reach out to her growing network of SCORE email mentors. “No one should be afraid to do something because... Read more

Derschaun Sharpley
Helping Individuals Succeed Agency
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Aurico Reports, Inc.

Beginning in 2009, SCORE mentors Leo Dietlin, Don Crossett, Jerry Hicks, and Jay Rowell began carefully evaluating Aurico’s operations, corporate structure, and strategic plan,... Read more

Joel Goldberg
Aurico Reports, Inc.
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White Mountain Chiropractic & Rehabilitation

Mentors Lisa Allison and Lindy Morgan assisted the doctors with preparing a business plan to present to potential banks for a business loan. The two mentors helped the pair with... Read more

Dr. Colby Lamson & Dr. Rachel Morgan
White Mountain Chiropractic & Rehabilitation
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Elite Soccer

Between 2008 and 2014, SCORE helped Elite Soccer grow from two partners working part time to 30 full-time employees. During this period, Steele bought out his business partner... Read more

Mike Steele
Elite Soccer
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FamilyTales Photography

Warburton met with mentor Jerry ____ every six weeks to get her business organized and ready to grow. X provided suggestions on how to get Warburton’s name out in the community so... Read more

Jaime Warburton
Owner, FamilyTales Photography

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