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Pura Vida Coffee, LLC

The Yaegers worked with SCORE mentor Robert Jones on financial forecasting and marketing strategy. Jones also guided them through the HUB City Business competition. Read more

Glen and Margie Yaeger
Pura Vida Coffee, LLC
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Sour Sentiments

Ogden had very little business experience when she first started, so she needed a mentor who could provide objective and practical guidance. Read more

Toni Ogden
Owner , Sour Sentiments
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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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Nepal Tea LLC

SCORE mentor Susan Melamud met with Banskota initially and connected him to Vivek Bendre, who had many years of experience in importing. Read more

Nishchal Banskota
Nepal Tea LLC
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CPR Wrap

Jackson says, “Everything that is happening to my company started with my first mentor session with SCORE of Chattanooga.” She went into that meeting afraid and unsure, but came ou Read more

Felicia Jackson
CPR Wrap
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Whole Fresh Foods, Inc.

SCORE mentor Ken Heller helped John evaluate every aspect of his business, from employee management and financing to marketing. Read more

John Zhao
Whole Fresh Foods, Inc.
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Bagel Dots

SCORE mentors Judy Myers and Raj Mashruwala supported Garehgrat and Patel as they transformed their business from a catered corporate breakfast snack to a supermarket retail item. Read more

Aarti Garehgrat and Purav Patel
Bagel Dots
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Black Hills Leasing & Property Management

Nowlan sought out mentoring from SCORE after she was approached with an offer to purchase another leasing and property management company. Read more

Jamie Nowlan
Black Hills Leasing & Property Management
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Sub Zero Nitrogen Ice Cream

“Being new to business, we had questions regarding financials and marketing, and were seeking guidance from people who had been successful,” says Rita. Read more

Rita and Mark McCabe
Sub Zero Nitrogen Ice Cream
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Ed Kaeding
Norhart
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Dental Lace, Inc.

As Breau was getting ready to launch, she found SCORE. She says, “I was a little nervous sharing my idea with a stranger and a successful business person. Then I met my mentor. Read more

Jodi Breau
Dental Lace, Inc.

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