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Congratulations to the 2017 SCORE Award Winners!

September 15, 2017,

It’s one of our favorite times of the year here at SCORE, when we honor small business success stories at the SCORE Awards. This year’s honorees and their mentors have diverse business interests and experience, and together, they exemplify the spirit of small business in the United States.

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Desserts Out The Jar And More

McKinney connected with a mentor in Desserts Out The Jar And More’s early days, seeking validation for her business idea. “I sought a SCORE mentor because I was unsure of how to st Read more

Yashica McKinney
Owner, Desserts Out The Jar And More
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Advocations

Between 2009 and 2013, 100 percent of Advocations’ revenue was from one client. Read more

Lindsey Haaser
Owner, Advocations
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Break Through Reno

Phil’s advice to anyone starting a new business is to “follow your gut.” “I tried to do everything myself and I should have hired sooner and delegated more...and expanded faster.” Read more

Phil and Sumiko Frayssinoux
Owners, Break Through Reno
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The One Gallon Soap Company

Corriveau admits that product development has always been his company’s toughest challenge. “It’s a new product that requires an intensely monitored formula and process,” he says. Read more

Tristan Corriveau
Owner, The One Gallon Soap Company
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CapeAble Sensory Products

Weighted products have traditionally been made by hand, and sewn weighted products didn’t fit standard manufacturing techniques. Read more

Marna Pacheco and Susan Hickok
Owners, CapeAble Sensory Products
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College Hunks Hauling Junk & Moving of Northern Virginia

Westerman sought out SCORE’s guidance during his due-diligence period researching franchising opportunities, where volunteer mentors Richard Rose and Len Briskman offered their exp Read more

Brad Westerman
Franchisee, College Hunks Hauling Junk & Moving of Northern Virginia
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All American Marine

Matt has always stressed that he did a business plan for every business he got into, before he would even consider the business. Read more

Matt and Nina Mullett
Owners, All American Marine
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A Rustic Feeling

Geitz endured a challenging first year as a small business owner. Read more

Mary Geitz
Owner , A Rustic Feeling

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