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Browse through these SCORE Kalamazoo/SW Michigan mentoring success stories to learn more about the small businesses we've helped. Use the filters 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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Michigan Exhaust and Brake

“SCORE is a great resource for anybody getting started in business. They can help you with just about anything.” says Jeff Frank. Read more

Jeff Frank
Michigan Exhaust and Brake
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Millburg Trading Post

Taking advice from a friend we contacted our local SCORE chapter who made arrangements to send out two of their mentors. With their help we now have better curb appeal, able to... Read more

Skip & Mary Heavener
Millburg Trading Post
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Holt Bosse

SCORE helped us get a handle on the bookkeeping aspect of running a company. We're in the marketing business, and between my partner and myself, we had a lot of knowledge... Read more

Dave Holt & Patrick Bosse
Holt Bosse
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Christy's Fine Furniture

SCORE provided me the encouragement, tools, financial advice and confidence to continue to do what I love doing for a living. Read more

Christy
Christy's Fine Furniture
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Q3 Technologies

We engaged SCORE's services to get an unbiased review of our accounting practices, specifically financial controls and reporting. Jack Duke met with us. He found our controls to... Read more

Q3 Technologies
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RNS Packaging

Initially I met with two local SCORE mentors who helped me organize my thoughts concerning my venture. In addition they guided me through business planning; suggesting methods and... Read more

Rich Daniels
CEO, RNS Packaging
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Mason Jar Cafe

Abel and I knew we had a great idea for our restaurant. However, we found it very valuable to meet with a couple of SCORE Mentors before we opened. They asked us a series of... Read more

Jayme Cousins & Abel Abarca Martinez
Mason Jar Cafe
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TagaBrew

We had an idea, did our research, but even after Debi with her friend Carey Schoolmasster owning and operating Party Perfect successfully, the couple still had questions. We... Read more

Jim and Debi Steward
TagaBrew
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GFM The Synergy Center

SCORE has been instrumental in connecting me to a mentor who is a good fit for our business. My mentor has helped to analysis areas of strength and areas needing improvement and... Read more

Valarie Cunningham
Owner, GFM The Synergy Center
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Handsome Painting

Hausted took advantage of the SCORE mentoring program and learned Quickbooks with Karen Brown. His mentors, Jim Brooks and Allan Kaylor, have helped him make decisions about... Read more

Nick Hausted
Handsome Painting
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Colors & Cocktails

With the help of SCORE mentors Debi Howe and Cheri Bales, Lauren expanded her business from strictly a mobile art party company to a thriving studio space in...   Read more

Lauren Parker Lasater
Owner, Colors & Cocktails

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