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SCORE has produced numerous Success Stories. These are businesses that have been tracked over time and have succeeded due largely to SCORE mentor involvement. Let’s develop a mentoring relationship for you and your business and create another Success Story.

Browse through these SCORE mentoring success stories to learn more about the small businesses we've helped. Use the filters below to browse stories by business topic, entrepreneur type, business stage, or industry. Once you've learned how we've helped others, sign up for your mentor today.

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Val J Collections

In only 1 year, not every entrepreneur goes from a bare-bones startup to having her designs on the runway at Chicago Fashion Week, but Fox Valley Score client Valerie Johnson has... Read more

Valerie Johnson
Founder and CEO, Val J Collections
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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
success story - SCORE Fox Valley Success Story

The Beginning: is a financial education company working with schools, libraries, and businesses to 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