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School Days: Teaching Tech in Motor City

When you think of tech booms in America, places like Silicon Valley, New York City, and Boston immediately come to mind. But Detroit? Entrepreneur Jamie Kothe is determined to... Read more

Jamie Kothe
A Detroit School for Digital Technology
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ABC Scribes

Kwiatek says, “In the emergency department, the most important thing to know is what you don’t know. That’s when you get a consult. Naturally, I figured that the same would be... Read more

Kim Kwiatek
ABC Scribes
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360U

Beyer and Van Abel worked with SCORE mentor Jim Heiting, which they say was the best decision they have made. Beyer says, “Through Jim, we have found direction for ALL business... Read more

Laura Beyer and Maria Van Abel
360U
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Simply Decadent, LLC

The Fullers and Collins-Smith sought out SCORE after hearing about the program on the radio. They worked with SCORE mentor Charles Anderson. The three Simply Decadent owners say... Read more

Jackie Fuller, Adonica Collins-Smith, Debby Fuller
Simply Decadent, LLC
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Poppington’s

The Augustyns sought out mentoring from SCORE for help with organizing daily operations and creating a production schedule. Rose says SCORE mentor Dave Esch has become “our go-to... Read more

Rose and Bob Augustyn
Poppington’s
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MagicMusic Productions

After almost three decades in business, MagicMusic has expanded beyond the capacity of a single individual and Judy is ready to turn over the reins to someone else. The Pandolfi's... Read more

Judy Pandolfi
MagicMusic Productions
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Johnny Velo Bikes

SCORE mentor Susan Sommerfield worked with Robinson as he planned and launched his business. Robinson says, “She reviewed my business plan, demographics, and financials and... Read more

John Robinson
Johnny Velo Bikes
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ConnectA Pharma

Donaldson worked with SCORE mentor Deborah Newkerk. Donaldson says Newkerk provided an excellent sounding board and helped Donaldson think through challenges. “Because Deborah... Read more

Lynn Donaldson
ConnectA Pharma
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Mike Mariola Restaurants

Mariola sought mentoring from SCORE after a colleague suggested that he find a business mentor with restaurant-specific experience. He worked with Robert Earp, meeting with him... Read more

Mike Mariola
Mike Mariola Restaurants
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OFD Consulting

Ely sought mentoring from SCORE immediately after launching. SCORE mentor Emmett Richardson helped Ely institute effective HR policies, determine which clients were right for her... Read more

Meghan Ely
OFD Consulting
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AMK Cleaning Services, LLC

Kosharek was connected with her SCORE mentor, John Hepfler, after learning about SCORE at a Women’s Business Conference in Eau Claire, Wis. “I’ve gotten a lot of key advice from... Read more

Ashley Kosharek
AMK Cleaning Services, LLC
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Chip’s Wine and Beer Market

Laura and Phil wanted to purchase Chip’s Wine and Beer from its previous owner during a time when banks weren’t giving out many small business loans. They worked diligently with... Read more

Laura and Phil Wayland
Chip’s Wine and Beer Market

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