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Bagel Dots

SCORE mentors Judy Myers and Raj Mashruwala supported Garehgrat and Patel as they transformed their business from a catered corporate breakfast snack to a supermarket retail item... Read more

Aarti Garehgrat and Purav Patel
Bagel Dots
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American Robotics Academy

Taglia made an appointment with SCORE and met Irwin Miller and Anil Prasad, who advised him over the course of six years on all aspects of small business. “Ask them anything you... Read more

Dan Taglia
Owner, American Robotics Academy
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Dandelion Cafe Grand Opening in Bellaire Triangle

Business planning, Sales and Marketing, Architecture, Leasing, Operations, Website Read more

Sarah Lieberman
Founder, Dandelion Cafe
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AYUSH WAVE - The newest sensation in Sugar Land

Business plan, marketing and sales, operations, recruiting, architecture and build out, lease negotiation Read more

Shwetha Reddy
Founder, Ayush Wave
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A SCORE client, Bagel Dots, won the first prize of $20,000 in the 2016 H-E-B Primo Picks: Quest for Texas Best competition.

Business planning, Marketing, Introduction to an entrepreneur who started similar business Read more

Aarti Garehgrat and Purav Patel
Founders, Bagel Dots
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Daxa's Knights Inn Hotel

I had one team leader and lots of mentors to help me. They were all patient with me as I learned the business from ground zero. Each had a hand in helping me gain the confidence... Read more

Daxa Patel
Daxa's Knights Inn Hotel
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Nurtured By Design

After seeing a flyer about a Houston SCORE-sponsored seminar on business start-ups, Yamile attended thinking it’d be a “one-shot” experience. “But as I listened to the mentors,”... Read more

Yamile Jackson
Nurtured By 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