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Sous Kitchen

Before opening the store, Nadine met with Norton Pearl from the San Francisco Score chapter. Norton had extensive experience in the food service business as owner of the Le Pot Au... Read more

Nadine Johnson
CEO, Sous Kitchen
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Cutting Edge Softball Inc.

            Leann had heard of Score from a friend and in the spring of 2007 she set up an appointment with Score counselors to review her plan. “When I met with Charlie and Dick... Read more

Leann Emery
Cutting Edge Softball Inc.
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Special Reads for Special Needs

             Natalie learned about Score through the Los Gatos Chamber of Commerce and set up an appointment with Score counselors at the Chamber’s offices. Charlie and Dave... Read more

Special Reads for Special Needs
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Olive Bar

Between March and the opening of the Olive Bar on June 26, 2007 the DeSotos met with numerous SCORE counselors. They got advice on setting up their accounting, insurance needs,... Read more

Ed and Chrystie DeSoto
Olive Bar
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Jia's Dream Tours

“John Edwards and Guy Thompson, my counselors at the initial meeting, advised me to promote differentiation in my business by emphasizing customized and specialty tours,” Jia says... Read more

Jia Liu Thompson
Jia's Dream Tours
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ACI Alloy, Inc.

 In January 2007 the Albert Brothers had their first meeting with SVSCORE counselors, Mike O’Connor and Lido Scardigli. Mike and Lido quickly realized that some simple actions... Read more

Larry and Charles Albert
ACI Alloy, Inc.
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BridgeWorks, Inc.

In early 2004 Haganey felt that she needed some validation that she was on the right track with BridgeWorks. She met with Silicon Valley SCORE counselors, Carol Harrington and... Read more

Cheri Haganey
BridgeWorks, Inc.
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Sterling Woodcraft

Two experienced SCORE counselors, Charlie Askanas and Mike O’Connor, began working with the Andersen’s in January 2006. “One of the first questions that Charlie and Mike asked was... Read more

Dave and Teri Andersen
Sterling Woodcraft
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Barbara Frantz - Attorney

In early 2003, Frantz met with a SCORE counselor, Charlie Askanas, to map out a marketing plan. “Besides helping with the marketing plan, Charlie helped me focus my resources and... Read more

Barbara Frantz
Barbara Frantz - Attorney
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DesignMart Silicon Valley

SCORE volunteer, Dick Wolden and other SCORE volunteers have worked closely with DesignMart in the development of a business plan leading to the recent $375,000 SBA loan secured... Read more

Kevin and Sharon Daroca
DesignMart Silicon Valley
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Access Commercial Door

During its early growth, Isabel  correctly assessed that the  profitability of the business needed to be improved.  Through the efforts of her local Chamber of Commerce office ,... Read more

Isabel Rosales
Access Commercial Door

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