$1000 prize winner of SCORE/Sam's Club - Small Business Championship
I can't express how much I admire my two mentors (Michael Adell & Clark Rattet). Right from the beginning I've enjoyed working with them, for over a year now. They have helped me create my business plan, talked with me in depth about my ideas along with meeting me and talking for hours about the specifics of a business. I have been truly blessed to have had the chance to work with this program. The most important part of my mentors is that we have a great relationship and work well together. Read more...
Delores Borza - Home Grown Tours MVI
SCORE Video Mentoring Client's "Business really blossomed"
Watch Video from a client in Texas who received video mentoring from Mark Lowenstein of Falmouth. She now has "confidence in her product and market! market! market!"
Rashida Francis, AMASE Consulting, Richardson, Texas
Jitka Borowick at the 2016 Small Business Awards
Watch SCORE's 2016 Small Business Owner of the Year acknowledging SCORE's assistance and the many people that contributed to her success.
Read her success story at 2016 Small Business Awards - Jitka Borowick, President of Greenclean, Barnstable
Advice for someone starting out in business?
"Love, love, love what you do. You have to work long hours and make personal sacrifices to be successful. Know every aspect of your business from accounting to advertising to emptying wastebaskets. Listen to your customers and ask for help because you’ll need it. I’ve asked for help from mentors and SCORE. Know your limitations and work on them. But most of all enjoy the ride because it’s so rewarding."
Cathy Alekna, owner of Kid & Kaboodle in Orleans, as published in the Cape Cod Times, 5/15/16
"SCORE has been a very important part of our success"
Today was great. I was sitting on the fence as to whether trade shows we’re the way to go. I feel confident now that it’s essential. Face to face is very important. I know I can sell it’s in my blood. Having better tools to assure success is only going to help in the long run.
I felt an energy from your teaching prowess. You have a gift. SCORE has been a very important part of our success. 3 and a half years ago our first meeting with a mentor gave my wife and I enough positive encouragement to allow us to take the plunge.
I am forever grateful for that. Thank you so very much for your incite.
"SCORE helped our 'good idea' become a successful, thriving business"
Read: Letter from At Home Again, LLC, an upscale consignment shop in Chatham, showcasing fine home furnishings and decorative accessories.
Donna C. Ritvo - At Home Again LLC, Chatham
Inventor introduces new tool
"SCORE has helped me focus my energy in order to achieve the best results possible. I also took the SCORE class at Cape Cod Community College and it gave me the tools to properly start this business. It helped me to organize and execute a checklist. I honestly believe we are where we are now due to all of the wonderful help from SCORE."
Scott Jacobson, Inventor of Pneuhook
Needed advice to sell a business
“Thank you again for your great insights and suggestions. I was able to step back and objectively make some smart decisions. (ex. I made sure the Sale Agreement covered many of the areas we discussed.) Keep up the good work encouraging and guiding others like me.”
Kim Torres - Elements, Etc, Chatham
Clients aiming to start a business
"I am so glad I heard about this organization from someone else who came here. It's an incredible source when start up a new business."
"The Mentor was awesome."
"Very impressed with the willingness to help and suggestions to get started."
Mentoring conducted at Community Development Partnership
The SCORE Mentoring at the CDP is really making an impact. Thank you to the entire SCORE TEAM. We received a quote from a Mentee this week.
"The mentoring was incredibly helpful for helping me clarify a company vision and focus on improving profit margins, I'm so grateful!"
Sheila Hoogeboom, Director of Business & Credit Programs, CDP, Eastham
2015 "Build a Better Mousetrap" Award Winner
"...used her brand management background and SCORE tools, like the SCORE Brand Plan template to put a full action plan in place and has used the SCORE mentor program to learn more about best practices in cash flow etc."
Sandra Mullins - Cape Chic Company, Falmout
"I learned the hard way"
Hopefully these lessons will be of use to any other clients you work with - I survived these mistakes, but I can also say "Mike was right!" Read these valuable lessons in the letter to MV SCORE Mentors, Michael Adell & Susan Silk.
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