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Solar Alternatives Design

“SCORE was my much-needed introduction into the business world,” Durston says. Read more

Tom Durston
Owner, Solar Alternatives Design
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Sol y Breath Wellness Center and Yoga Studio

The Service Corps of Retired Executives offers free business counseling for aspiring entrepreneurs and is run by local residents who have years of business experience.  "They reall Read more

Tully Baker
Owner, Sol y Breath Wellness Center and Yoga Studio
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Grandma's House - Success Story

We highly recommend both these wonderful volunteers and the SCORE program to any new non-profit trying to set up business. Read more

Nina Collins
Founder, Grandma's House
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Solar Alternatives Design

SCORE has provided me with an intensive orientation to the world of business.  I was able to learn the technical skills for my second career from established training organizations Read more

Tom Durston
President, Solar Alternatives Design
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Kleenslate Concepts

“ I am both grateful and inspired by the support I have received from SCORE. Basically, I felt like I had a professional team working with me every step of the way. Read more

Julia M. Rhodes
Owner/Founder, KleenSlate Concepts
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Sonora Children's Theatre

"A few years back I was involved with starting the Sonora Children's Theatre and SCORE's services were invaluable to us getting off the ground."   Read more

Carmen Brush
Co-founder, Sonora Children's Theatre
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Kathy's Miracle Cleaners

“SCORE members informed me of instructional opportunities and training which were very comforting and beneficial to an inexperienced business owner like myself. Read more

Kathy Hanna
Owner, Kathy's Miracle Cleaners
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Standard Storage

“SCORE helped me by finding creative financing for my new business that I would never have known about. They continued to support me with phone conferences when I had questions.”  Read more

Ken Marks
Owner, Standard Storage
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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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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