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Toasted Frog

Grand Forks SCORE provided excellent assistance in improving the business plan.  They also helped so Jonathan and Shawn were able to be effective when addressing their bankers. Read more

Jonathan Holth and Shawn Clapp
Co-owners, Toasted Frog
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Paola's Pastries

SCORE provided assistance for Paola's Pastries in a variety of ways, particularly in helping to find a location for the business.  We will continue to provide mentoring as the busi Read more

Maria Chaparro
Owner, Paola's Pastries
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Unique Auto Body

SCORE provided help in the area of finance that provided quite useful when the business started.  John Kramer continued to visit the business over the years to see in additional he Read more

Steve Tiseth
Owner/Founder, Unique Auto Body
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Shirley Temple Doll Clothes

Lolly was assisted by SCORE through her business plan and efforts with her book work as well. Read more

Laurel (Lolly) Moran
Owner / Founder, Shirley Temple Doll Clothes
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Advanced Behavior Treatment

SCORE has opened our eyes to the benefits of going into a partnership and educated us on reasons many partnerships succeed or fail. Read more

Rich Neal/Tariq Farr
CEO/President, Advanced Behavior Treatment
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Back From Extinction After 40 years!

I attended all the SCORE workshops in 1993 when I invented the Sandbagger. They were very helpful with getting a small women-owned business loan. Read more

Stacey Kohler
CEO & Founder, Kiddy Crawler LLC
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Converting One's Passion into a Full Time Job!

I have used multiple SCORE eGuides and articles to help gain a better understanding of what is needed to have a healthy Profit & Loss Statement, as well as establish a clear vi Read more

Patricia Burmicky
Founder, PhotoUno Photography School and Patricia Burmicky Photography
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Elwood Restaurant

My SCORE mentor, Carol Heiberger, asked me hard questions, provided feedback based on her business knowledge and experience, and offered moral support. Read more

Adam Diltz
Chef/Owner, Elwood Restaurant

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