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Studio Lane
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Studio Lane - SCORE Fox Valley Sucess Story

The Beginning: Stephani has worked as a hairstylist in several other shops but had always wanted to go on her own.  She did not plan to open a salon, but when a space became... Read more

Stephani Cordano
Studio Lane
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Unique Hair Styling Salon Opens In Plainfield, Illinois

SCORE support has been with me during the whole start up process. Read more

Stephani Cordano
Owner, Studio Lane
Boodle Logo
success story - SCORE Fox Valley Success Story

The Beginning: is a financial education company working with schools, libraries and businesses and produce financial education workshops based on the needs of our... Read more

Ron Milner
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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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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 Corporate to Startup

I needed some mentorship in marketing and sales. I did not really know where to start. Gary helped me tremendously by breaking down the process into smaller steps. He helped me... Read more

Anne-Sophie Le Bloas
CEO, Ravacan Inc.
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Mentoring Mentors

Ben Fisco has been a continual reminder of the importance of the "bottom line". He offers ideas and suggestions that are within my ability, keeps me focused and accountable, and... Read more

Tricia Beck
Founder, CEO, Beck Leadership
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Overnight Success; 20 years later

Several ways!! He helped me to understand financial reports and financing. How credit works, how to get it, and what to use it for. He gave me confidence to move forward even when... Read more

Tracee Murphy
CEO/Principal Designer, Trade Mark Interiors, Inc.