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From Stressed to Success

SCORE Madison mentor Gregg Schieve has answered all of our questions and has helped us be confident in our decisions. He often points us in the right direction and has helped us... Read more

Brianna Malueg and Kathleen Fitzpatrick
Massage Therapist , Meta Massage & Bodywork
Ted & Jill, Owners of ECEC
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Providing Direction and the Confidence to Help Entrepreneurs Grow

As small business owners of a daycare and educational center for nearly 25 years, we have utilized SCORE throughout the many “seasons” of owning and operating a small business... Read more

Ted and Jill O'Leske
Founders/Owners, Early Childhood Educational Center (ECEC)
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Napkin Innovations, LLC

Bollmus and Schlick say that SCORE mentor Jack Hill, “immediately provided an element of discipline that helped us stay on course, given that we both have families and careers.”... Read more

Matthias Bollmus and John Schlick
Napkin Innovations, LLC
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More than Putting Up Christmas Lights

As she was completing her business plan, Katie called SCORE and found SCORE Mentor David Maaske.  She stated, “His review of the business plan was reassuring and encouraging and... Read more

Katie Olson
Owner, Tis the Season
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Melissa Palfery Finds Opportunity in Sharing Her Organization Skills with Individuals and Businesses

As part of the preparation for starting her own business, Melissa attended the SCORE Business Planning Bootcamp to enable her to create a roadmap to success. Of the several... Read more

Melissa Palfery
Owner, Excellence Organizing
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Innovative Mind Propels Former Sheet Metalworker

Steven and his SCORE mentor,  John have an enduring relationship based on trust. As Steven explains, “It is priceless having a skilled professional who I can talk to... Read more

Steven DeMore
Owner, DeMore’s Innovative Design, Inc.
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Barb’s Interior Design Inc. – SCORE Success Story

SCORE was the major force in helping Barb Brinkmann start her Interior Design business. The combination of personal counseling and the SCORE Workshop. For 23 years she loved her... Read more

Barb Brinkmann
Owner, Barb's Interior Design
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SCORE Helps Entrepreneur Focus Her Vision

“If it were not for the SCORE workshops I probably would not be doing this,” said Cindy Seemann owner of Design Vision Optical . “It solidified my vision. I wrote LOTS of business... Read more

Cindy Seemann
Owner, Design Vision Optical Kids' Optique
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The Skys the Limit when you know the SCORE

How did a tunnel worker turned cardiac nurse turned entrepreneur learn the ins and outs of business? “I did what I would advise anyone in the same position to do - I used the... Read more

Gary Krause
Founder, EKG Concepts
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Enterforce Success Builds on Strong Foundation

Asked if the current picture is one she had envisioned ten years ago when she started on this journey, Marie noted that she had not developed a specific 10-year-goal but she had... Read more

Marie O’Brien
Founder, Enterforce, Inc
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SCORE Helps Owner Accelerate His Dream

Beto understands the power of networking and business relationships as well as the value of mentoring and he put great effort into getting himself established. As his outreach... Read more

Beto Rangel
Owner, Executive Auto Detail
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Geerfab Acoustics - Making the World Quieter…..One Restaurant at a Time.

Eric Geer is an accomplished musician, has a bachelor’s degree in Music Composition and won a world prize for a classical composition. His interest in acoustics began in college.... Read more

Eric Geer
Owner, Geerfab Acoustics