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Haines Brewing Company

Like many small business owners, Wheeler and Kitayama started a business so that they could follow their talent and passion, but the two lacked financial expertise. Read more

Jeanne Kitayama and Paul Wheeler
Co-Owners, Haines Brewing Company, Inc.
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Nektar

Gialias sought met SCORE mentor Gene Murtha at a SCORE event that Gialias hosted. Read more

Nick Gialias
Nektar
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L.O.C.A.L. S.T.E.W. U.

The Connells sought SCORE mentoring as they moved their school from rural Virginia to Richmond. Read more

Resi Connell
L.O.C.A.L. S.T.E.W. U.
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Cheesecake Nation

Walker recalls wearing his best clothes to his first SCORE meeting, and being nervous not knowing what to expect. But “This was the meeting that changed everything,” he says. Read more

Jason Walker
Cheesecake Nation, Cheesecake Nation
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Vegan Distribution

According to Lu, Grunat has not only helped to address her specific business questions, but has also generally instilled Lu with an improved business mindset. “Based on discussions Read more

Sharon Lu
Owner, Vegan Distribution
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Function Brewing

When the Llewellyns started to work on their business plan, they realized they didn’t know how to complete the financial aspects of the plan. Read more

Steve and Arlyn Llewellyn
Owners , Function Brewing
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12 Steps to Starting a Restaurant

If you want to start a restaurant, there’s no better time.The more than 1 million restaurants in the United States account for 10 percent of the nation’s overall workforce, and 90 Read more

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Paella Grill

Elu attended SCORE workshops on business planning, QuickBooks, and crowdfunding. His mentors have assisted in elements of marketing, finance and accounting. Read more

Luis Elu
Paella Grill

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