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Barley Labs

Chu and Beaudry worked with SCORE mentor Maxine Stern as they launched their business in 2012. “We didn’t want to jump into entrepreneurship blindly,” says Chu. Read more

Scott Beaudry and Theresa Chu
Co-Owners, Barley Labs
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School Days: Teaching Tech in Motor City

Jamie Kothe
A Detroit School for Digital Technology
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Behavior Analysts Become Biz Owners to Help Kids with Disabilities

Brit Harger and Adrianne Smith
Co-Founders, Creative Behavior Solutions, LLC
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Shaker Farms Country Club

SCORE mentors helped with the important first step: determining whether the business could ever be profitable before Kotowitz committed to buying the country club. Read more

Nancy Kotowitz
Owner, Shaker Farms Country Club
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Ms. Tasha's Transit Service

After attending a SCORE workshop, Drake knew she needed one-on-one help planning her business. Read more

Latasha Drake
Owner, Ms. Tasha's Transit Service
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The Makers Market and Workshops

Having no previous business experience, we did not know where to start. We started with researching, and were directed toward SCORE for mentorship. Read more

Jennifer Bade and Jennifer Gunter
Co-Owners, The Makers Market and Workshops
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Thompson Real Estate Group

“I had one mentor five years ago when the idea was just a glimmer in my eye,” Viola recalls. Read more

Tracy Viola
Owner, Thompson Real Estate Group
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Pilates on the Bay

When Politte was in the planning phase of opening her studio, she knew she would need a bank loan. Read more

Jennifer Politte
Owner, Pilates on the Bay
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Beacon Grace

Willard turned to SCORE for help writing a business plan and preparing to apply for a loan. Read more

Becky Willard
Founder, Beacon Grace
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AchieveIT360

In 2014, Samadi’s company received a three-year grant to run her programs in five sites; but funding was denied for 2015 and 2016. Read more

Andrea Samadi
Owner, AchieveIT360
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BalloFlex Fitness

By the time Buckeye came to SCORE for support, she already had a business plan, website, marketing collateral and state business registration. Read more

Julie Buckeye
Owner, BalloFlex Fitness

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