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Scott Beaudry, Theresa Chu and their dog Barley
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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
DSDT founder Jamie Kothe and students
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School Days: Teaching Tech in Motor City

Jamie Kothe
A Detroit School for Digital Technology
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Black Rock Bouldering Gym

Because Dodge had never started a business before, he sought out SCORE and received mentoring from Kirk Hawkinson. Read more

Chris Dodge
Owner/Founder, Black Rock Bouldering Gym
Aztech Sciences Incorporated
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Aztech Sciences Incorporated

Persad and Higuera worked with SCORE mentor Geoffrey Clain. Read more

Alvin K. Persad and Alphonso Higuera
Aztech Sciences Incorporated
Creative Behavior Solutions Owners Brit Harger and Adrianne Smith
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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
Shaker Farms Country Club logo
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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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Norm's Farms

As Norm’s Farms grew quickly, the Lenhardts knew they would need to bring on more and more help to meet demand. Read more

Ann and Rodger Lenhardt
Owners, Norm's Farms

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