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Injured Veteran's Passion is Keeping Others Safe

Joe provided a thorough review of my business plan and encouraged me. He helped me identify gaps and held me accountable for my business plan. Joe was someone who I could check in... Read more

Jackson Dalton
Founder and President, Black Box Safety
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Moms MPowHered

Super thankful and grateful for SCORE's help. Small businesses are really a beacon of light. Read more

Megan Perron
Owner, , MPowHer Fit
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What if YOU Didn't Have to Deal with Insurance Claims?

Thank you to everyone who volunteers their time. You don’t have to. Small business is what will move our country as it promotes and keeps money in local markets. Read more

Sarah Parker
Owner, Licensed Public Insurance Adjuster , Parker Public Adjusting
Medicare advice guidance minnesota retiree family health insurance individual plans small group medical policies
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Medicare Guidance? Yes, Please!

Great organization for any small business that needs support. SCORE is a great resource for new or existing businesses who need guidance to take their business to the next level. Read more

Theresa Gaylord
Owner / Agent , Guidance Insurance Solutions
Vegan Adaptable Friendly Menu Vegetable Gluten-Free Eatery Food Hall Restaurant Restaurant
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Local Chef Goes All-In with New Vegetable Eatery!

It is awesome to have people that you can trust. With SCORE, you know you have people in your corner no matter what happens. Read more

Michael Shaughnessy
Executive Chef and Owner, Advellum Vegetable Eatery
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AD Greenroof, LLC

“I could not have done it alone and the fresh business ideas offered by my SCORE mentors, Bill Collette and Andrew Braden, provided me with the assistance I needed.” – Angie... Read more

Ms. Angie Durhman
AD Greenroof, LLC
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B.E.R. Enterprises, LLC, DBA Veterans Integrity Exteriors

Blake first learned of SCORE while doing research on the SBA website. He made an application for free mentoring and was assigned to Bill Collette. Bill’s background in contracting... Read more

Blake Rothnem
B.E.R. Enterprises, LLC, DBA Veterans Integrity Exteriors
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As entrepreneurs flying solo, we needed a sounding board besides our friends and family. Our SCORE mentors provided excellent advice that guided and kept us on track. Their... Read more

Michele Henry and Wesley Uthus
Co-Founders / Co-Owners, PRIMP
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Boom Island Brewing Company

We needed an experienced business professional to help us. Marshall (our SCORE mentor) started by helping us draft a business plan. We met with him on a weekly basis for the first... Read more

Boom Island Brewing Company
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US Roller | Rolling in Success

How SCORE Helped Me Succeed Mort asked all the key questions and helped me prepare a detailed business plan – a three-year plan with financial projections and narrative on how... Read more

Joe Johannes
President, US Roller
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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... Read more

Hodan Guled
CEO, Briva Health
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The Kaedings first sought mentoring during a difficult time for the company: One of their newest apartment buildings had unhealthy vacancy levels. Nothing they tried fixed the... Read more

Mike Kaeding