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Pristine Interprofessional Academy - SCORE Fox Valley Success Story

The Beginning: Kandra Sellers, RDH, BA is considered one of the most passionate and successful coaches any dental practice could partner with. With over 25 years in the dental... Read more

Kandra Sellers
Medical Billing Specialist-T.I.P.S. Oral Systemic Health Educator, Pristine Interprofessional Academy
Bluetiful Design
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Bluetiful Design - SCORE Fox Valley Success Story

I’ve gained confidence in myself and grown my business. Our relationship strengthens each time we talk Read more

Kam Ching Wang
Founder & Brand Identity Designer, Bluetiful Design
Riverwalk Adult Day Services
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Riverwalk Adult Day Services - SCORE Fox Valley Success Story

  The Beginning: Over 37 years ago Ecumenical Adult Day Care was established in Naperville to provide a social and stimulating environment for adults in need of daytime care under... Read more

Riverwalk Adult Day Services
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My Story Blankets - SCORE Fox Valley Success Story

Jackson attended workshops at her local Microsoft Store and library. At local SCORE business roundtable events, she was able to meet various SCORE mentors and local business... Read more

Ginny Jackson
Owner, My Story Blankets
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SCORE Mentor Helps Bellyrub Klub Find Success - SCORE Fox Valley Success Story

Sue Aikman
SCORE Mentor Helps Bellyrub Klub Find Success
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Covid-19 made me do it: How I pivoted my business during the pandemic.

I’ve been lucky to have my SCORE mentor for over a year now. She has served as a steady guide by keeping me on track with my business goals.  Read more

Christine Elder
Sole Proprietor, Christine Elder Illustration & Design
Sway-Oh icon with product name
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What To Do With An Idea? Make It A Reality With Help From SCORE!

I am fortunate to have several amazing SCORE mentors. I found Dana Connon on the SCORE website, sent her an email, and then set up an in-person meeting. Dana offered resources,... Read more

Shirley Washington
Inventor/Founder, Sway-Oh, LLC
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Building Business and Legacy

SCORE has helped me by defining the role to take in my business and how to work on my business instead of the day-to-day functions. They even recruited me to be a SCORE volunteer. Read more

Dr. Lisa R. McGuthry
CEO/Boutique Boss, Our Favorite Things Boutique & Event Center
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From new business to Oregon Bride Magazine's Best Wedding Planner and All Around Vendor

Almost every year, we've been able to achieve our financial goals, our number of wedding goals, and our growth goals. Even though this past year has been incredibly rough on the... Read more

Briana Denman
Owner, Planner , The Indigo Bride
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Admin_on-Call, LLC SCORE Success Story

SCORE has played an intricate part in the development of Admin-On-Call, LLC business journey. My first encounter with SCORE was in 1999-2000 while living in Richmond, VA. I... Read more

Eileen L. Collins
Founder/CEO, Admin-On-Call, LLC
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Creating Cozy Sanctuaries Anywhere

Reach objectives, plan for the future, launch the business. Read more

Julia Petrus
Owner, Cozy with Posey
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From Mediocre to Booming

Through Ben, I have learned to do data analysis much more efficiently. I know where my finances are at any given moment and have learned how to do very accurate projections of the... Read more

Maria Conneway
Owner/groomer, TenderCare Pet Salon and Day Spa

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