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HyWinds Technologies

Starting up a business can be somewhat isolating and unnerving and my mentors have been there for me providing sound advice and encouragement along the way. In January 2017 I... Read more

Kelly Strayer
CEO, HyWinds Technologies
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Hartford Sweat LLC

As I worked hard through the process of writing my business plan and preparing to present it to funding partners, I became more and more stressed over the Financial Plan.  Putting... Read more

Natasha Roggi
Studio Owner & Director, Hartford Sweat, LLC
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Grass Roots Ice Cream

I had no business experience when we started Grass Roots Ice Cream and I seriously underestimated what it took to run a business. I took some of SCORE's workshops at the Simsbury... Read more

Eliza Florian
Owner, Grass Roots Ice Cream LLC
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No Time To Spare CT

Working with the SCORE Counselors has been invaluable in building my business. I learned to build a marketing strategy and to recognize opportunities to make strong business... Read more

Jody L Denno
Owner, No Time To Spare, LLC
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Lucky Taco

Without SCORE, I wouldn't be where I am. There was lots of encouragement; they helped me believe we could really do this. We saw our mentors every other week over a six month... Read more

Erin Emmons
Owner, Knife and Fork II, LLC (dba Lucky Taco)
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Ron's Automotive

My mentors didn't pull any punches with me. I came to them as a sounding board, with my plans and projected income. My mentors played devil's advocate, questioning how I derived... Read more

Ron Llewellyn
Owner, Ron's Automotive LLC
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Sometimes It Is Right to Not Proceed

The start of this journey can be filled with many pitfalls and disappointments but with the proper guidance much of the mitigating risks can be reduced or avoided.   We felt that... Read more

Robert & Valerie Hicks
(the business was not started - yet!)
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October Kitchen LLC

SCORE was able to help me turn my problems into opportunities, discover strengths and broaden our focus to become more successful.   We had reached the point of full capacity in... Read more

Paul Finney
Owner, October Kitchen LLC
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Oxi Fresh of Connecticut

My mentor challenged my thinking, alerted me to potential issues and offered suggestions for overcoming them.  He was generous with his time, and spent countless hours looking... Read more

Marsha Kulcsar
President, Oxi Fresh of Connecticut
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Hog River Brewing Co

In 2014, I reached out to SCORE to help me refine my financials because I had a comprehensive business plan in place, but I had no idea how to present financials to the bank for a... Read more

Ben Braddock
Owner, Hog River Brewing Co.
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Holy Apostles College & Seminary

SCORE has been an unexpected find for us. We have appreciated the expertise of each member who has thought with us in our brainstorming sessions. Because most of our students thus... Read more

Missionaries of the Holy Apostles
Holy Apostles College & Seminary
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Beauty Entourage

I have been in business now for 11 years and the growth was exciting, but terrifying! Meetings with SCORE cover of a multitude of things that help me grasp a better understanding... Read more

Ashley Stone
Founder, Beauty Entourage LLC