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Patrons SCORE with Farm Provisions

Free business mentoring service helps young couple open restaurant It always begins with a dream and so it was with Ryan and Brittany Peters. Chef Ryan trained at the Scottsdale... Read more

Farm Provisions
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SCORE Helps Graphic Artist Sketch Out a Plan

Mark Stafford is a graphic artist in the Prescott area who has a passion for commercial artwork and a long history in advertising.  He often finds himself as a leader among... Read more

Ablaze Media
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SCORE and the Bigs

SCORE addressed the Bigs. Jerry Jenkins, past SCORE No AZ Chapter Chair , and Logan Enright, Certified Mentor and Chapter Webmaster, presented the SCORE™  way of mentoring to the... Read more

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The Pink Chapel Estate

Frick has worked with SCORE mentors Bob Cushman, Lori Murphy and Larry Grossman. Cushman helped Frick through the arduous task of creating a business plan. Murphy encouraged Frick... Read more

Stacy Frick
The Pink Chapel Estate
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English Garden Tea Room

The Moshiers’ SCORE mentor, Dick Milon, helped them find a location and negotiate a lease according to industry standards. He also advised them as they renovated the space and... Read more

Gidgette and Ken Moshier
Owner, English Garden Tea Room
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SCORE is tweeting about Jay’s Bird Barn

How Moore learned about SCORE was through the articles in the Prescott Daily Courier. His first mentor was Ed Dragala. Moore had a previous business background and felt he didn’t... Read more

Eric and Gayla Moore
Owners, Jay's Bird Barn
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SCORE: The English Garden Tea Room, from dream to reality through mentoring

The Moshiers participated in SCORE’s Business Planning Workshop. This is a five week commitment held on Tuesday evenings at Yavapai College. This was, “Invaluable,” said Gidgette... Read more

Gidgette and Ken Moshier
Owners, English Garden Tea Room
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SCORE goes wild for

As Moline began to formulate this venture she initially discussed it with her tax accountant, Roberta Motter, CPA, who suggested she contact SCORE. In stepped Fred Meek, one of... Read more

Angie Moline
EducateWild! LLC
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Avenues of the World: Our SCORE Success Story

Monika Leuenberger
Avenues of the World: Our SCORE Success Story
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What To Do With An Idea? Make It A Reality With Help From SCORE!

I am fortunate to have several amazing SCORE mentors. I found Dana Connon on the SCORE website, sent her an email, and then set up an in-person meeting. Dana offered resources,... Read more

Shirley Washington
Inventor/Founder, Sway-Oh, LLC
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Building Business and Legacy

SCORE has helped me by defining the role to take in my business and how to work on my business instead of the day-to-day functions. They even recruited me to be a SCORE volunteer. Read more

Dr. Lisa R. McGuthry
CEO/Boutique Boss, Our Favorite Things Boutique & Event Center
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From new business to Oregon Bride Magazine's Best Wedding Planner and All Around Vendor

Almost every year, we've been able to achieve our financial goals, our number of wedding goals, and our growth goals. Even though this past year has been incredibly rough on the... Read more

Briana Denman
Owner, Planner , The Indigo Bride